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Monkey Cereal Bars

Monkey Cereal Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 12
Here's a no-bake bar with something for everyone: walnuts, cocoa, coconut and bananas. Delicious!
Updated January 12, 2007
Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Sita Williams
Blacksburg, Virginia

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 (10-oz.) bag marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 6 cups Cocoa Puffs™ Cereal
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed dried banana chips*

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. On ungreased cookie sheet with sides, bake walnuts at 350°F. for 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Remove cookie sheet from oven. Stir coconut into walnuts. Return to oven; bake an additional 4 to 6 minutes or until coconut is light golden brown, stirring twice during baking. Set aside to cool.
  • 3
    In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until melted. Stir in cocoa until well blended. Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Stir in cereal, banana chips, toasted walnuts and coconut until evenly coated; pour into sprayed pan. Spread mixture evenly, pressing down slightly. Cool 30 minutes. Cut into bars.

  • *To easily crush banana chips, place in gallon-size resealable food-storage plastic bag. Use rolling pin to crush chips.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
295
Calories from Fat
125
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
130mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
22g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
16%
16%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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