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Coconut-Pecan Cereal Bars


These nutty-sweet bars could be dessert, a quick breakfast, or after-school treats.

  • Yield: Makes 16

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2007


  • 1 package (7 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cups cornflakes


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spread coconut on one side of a large rimmed baking sheet, and pecans on other side, keeping them separate. Toast until fragrant, 15 to 20 minutes, tossing occasionally.

  2. Meanwhile, coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray; line with a strip of waxed paper (leaving an overhang on two sides). Spray paper.

  3. In a large nonstick pot over medium-low, heat marshmallows and butter until melted, 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

  4. Stir in cornflakes, coconut, and pecans. Transfer to prepared pan; press in firmly with a metal spatula (coated with spray to prevent sticking). Cool until firm, about 2 hours. Remove from pan; peel off paper. Using a serrated knife, cut into squares.

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  • robertimgrat
    12 JUN, 2017
    This is complicated. I'm looking for something simple, for example, cereal with chicken wings and Parmesan.
  • KellyFish7
    25 FEB, 2013
    My husband and I loved these! I made them for my husband since I had all of the ingredients on hand. I don't normally like the coconut but the pecans really steal the show in this tasty treat! Yum!
  • luvlelol
    27 MAY, 2012
    I love the recipes but can't figure out how to pring them without all of the reviews please help
  • Lkuzmano
    1 AUG, 2011
    I love this recipe! I made this for my boyfriend to take to work for a snack for the week and I ended up eating most of the pan. I don't think I normally would have made this but I had all the ingredients and wanted to try something new. Not having to bake was also a plus. They a gooey and crunchy and the taste or the roasted pecans are wonderful.
  • mackep60
    1 OCT, 2010
    Get over yourselves ladies! I mean really....grow up. Did you strain yourselves by turning on the oven to toast the coconut. sound like the elementary kids I teach.
  • mykele
    1 OCT, 2010
    ChaseSkye, these ARE NO BAKE.You are not baking the cookie bars, you are just toasting the coconut and pecans to enhance their flavor and as a bonus, your kitchen has a delightful aroma. Many NO BAKE recipes may have one or two items toasted or in this case also marshmellows are "cooked" with the butter. It is rare to not have some amount of "cooking" in a recipe, just don't take the name of the recipe too literally.......Mykele
  • dessas
    30 JUL, 2010
    you can also toast coconut in a dry skillet,not using the oven,watch carefully
  • ChaseSkye
    27 JUL, 2010
    How are these "no-bake" when the first thing one sees when reading the directions on preparing them is "preheat the oven to 350 degrees"????? And proceeds to tell you it needs to stay on for 15-20 minutes. NO BAKE means no oven to me. Sorry - they may be delicious. But they are NOT "no bake"! (False advertising, Martha!)
  • horsty
    20 JUL, 2010
    Could I use frosted corn flakes?
  • SThomas215
    14 JUN, 2010
    These are quick, easy and delicious. I absolutely love them.