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No-Bake Sweet-and-Salty Cereal Bars

No-Bake Sweet-and-Salty Cereal Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16
Salty peanuts, chocolate candies and pretzels make these no-bake cereal bars the perfect snack.
August 18, 2017

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 16 bars
Calories
220
Total Fat
9g
Saturated Fat
3g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
150mg
Total Carbs
31g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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