No-Bake Cereal Bars (Four Ways)

Dessert, For Moms, Quick & Easy
on January 6, 2016
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Cereal bars make for the perfect grab-and-go treat—but we’re going way beyond the classic Rice Krispies treats of your childhood. These sweet morsels come in four fun new flavor combos, no oven required. What’s not to like?

No-Bake Cereal Bars

2 Tbsp butter
1 (10-oz) pkg marshmallows
Mix-ins (your choice from the flavor combos listed below)


1. In large saucepan, melt 3 Tbsp butter over medium heat. Stir in 1 (10-oz) bag marshmallows until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in cereal until well coated. Add mix-ins.

2. Using a buttered spatula or clean, damp hands, evenly press mixture into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with butter-flavored cooking spray. Add topping. Let cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Makes about 2 dozen bars.

Four No-Bake Cereal Bars Recipes

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Over the Rainbow

Cereal: 7 cups Froot Loops
Mix-in: 1 cup crushed pretzels
Topping: 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Carnival Bars

Cereal: 7 cups Corn Pops
Mix-ins: 1 tsp cinnamon +
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes + 1 cup peanuts
Topping: 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles

Trail Mix

Cereal: 7 cups Cheerios
Mix-ins: 1 cup dried cranberries + 1 cup slivered almonds
Topping: drizzle chocolate syrup (about 2 Tbsp)

PB & Honey

Cereal: 7 cups Honey Smacks
Mix-in: 1 cup white chocolate chips
Topping: 1/4 cup Reese’s Pieces