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No-Bake Sweet-and-Salty Cereal Bars

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No-Bake Sweet-and-Salty Cereal Bars
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16
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M&M's™ chocolate candies and salty peanuts and pretzels make these no-bake cereal bars the perfect snack.

Ingredients

4
cups Honey Nut Cheerios™ cereal
1
cup dry-roasted peanuts
1
cup M&M's™ chocolate candies
1
cup pretzel sticks, coarsely broken
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup light corn syrup
1
tablespoon butter

Directions

  • 1 Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal, peanuts, chocolate candies and pretzels; set aside.
  • 2 In large microwavable bowl, microwave brown sugar, corn syrup and butter uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture is boiling. Microwave an additional 1 minute allowing mixture to boil and thicken slightly. Let stand 3 minutes to cool slightly.
  • 3 Pour over cereal mixture in bowl; stir until evenly coated. Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture very firmly in pan. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm enough to cut.
  • 4 For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature up to 1 week.
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Tips  

Expert Tips

Make sure to really compress the cereal bars; that will make them easier to cut.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
168.4
(
Calories from Fat
90
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
6.1g
9%
(
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
1.9mg
1%
Sodium
215.6mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
26.1g
9%
(
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
,
Sugars
9.4g
)
Protein
4.5g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
3%
3%
Calcium
4.10%
4%
Iron
17.30%
17%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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