This could be a dessert or a breakfast treat.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Yield:
Makes 24
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Spray a 10-by-15-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Line with waxed paper; spray paper with cooking spray, and set aside.

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  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows have melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in cereal and dried cranberries.

  • Immediately transfer mixture to prepared baking sheet. Using a spatula (or your fingers) coated with cooking spray, press in quickly and firmly. Let cool, about 1 hour; cut into 24 bars (3 rows lengthwise by 8 rows crosswise).

Reviews (25)

228 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 93
  • 2 star values: 44
  • 1 star values: 10
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09/21/2012
Hi - I just analyzed the recipe at calorie count on about (dot) com. Per 24 bars - 101 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 127 mg sodium, carbs 19.6, sugar 9.4 g, protein 1.1 g. Their analyzer gives this an A- grade , excellent for an after school snack. I used Cheerios and Craisins for the analysis. Their recipe analyzer is free for anyone to use.
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08/23/2010
These came out GREAT! I only had Honey Nut Cheerios on hand
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07/31/2010
These look good. I'd use malt/gluten-free oat cereal, and add some chopped walnuts or sliced almonds to the mixture. I make a similar treat with Gluten-Free Rice Chex. Esther of Kent
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07/27/2010
Ok, guys, short answers: 1) no, there's no substitute for marshmallows, or something equally bad, in a no-bake bar. There are nice granola recipes with peanut butter, sunflower butter, honey, etc., but they need to be baked. 2) honey-nut cheerios will be too sweet and not dry enough. 3) chocolate chips will melt and make a mess. dip one end of the fully cooled bars if you must have chocolate. 4) and finally, if you're worried about calories, don't eat anything with marshmallows in it.
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07/27/2010
I have to agree that it is very important for nutritional values to be included. Most often i won't make a recipe if it doesn't include nutritional information, including sugar grams. So many recipes will include some info, but leave out sugar grams. MMO
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07/27/2010
I agree too, it would be so helpful if the nutritional values are posted with your great recipes. For myself and all those that are concerned with their health and weight. AA
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07/12/2010
Oh no, now we are going to get a slew of comments against adding nutritional values, telling us not to be so lazy and figure it out for ourselves. --It would be nice to at least have the calories included. ( andI don't have time to figure it out for myself.)
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07/11/2010
I agree, Martha. Great recipes but nutritional values are so important especially for us trying to watch our weight not to mention those with health issues.
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07/11/2010
It would be great if the recipes had the nutritional values like calories, fat
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07/11/2010
I think I'll try putting a little cinnamon into the marshmallow/butter mixture. And add some chopped walnuts with the cranberries and cereal.
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02/01/2009
would honey nut cheerios be good in this recipe?
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01/23/2009
I added some orange zest to the butter as it was melting and it added this great "je ne sais quoi" and my family and neighbors LOVE em!
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10/22/2008
I thought these were yummy. I would use a 13 x 9 pan next time so the bars are thicker and not so "floppy". I also think I'll add some toasted, slivered almonds and chocolate chips next time.
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09/20/2008
You could try substituting peanut butter for some of the marshmallows to get more protein in them. Don't use too much though or it probably won't come together and hold it's shape, and probably don't melt the peanut butter, just stir into the already melted marshmallows and butter.
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09/20/2008
You could try substituting peanut butter for some of the marshmallows to get more protein in them. Don't use too much though or it probably won't come together and hold it's shape, and probably don't melt the peanut butter, just stir into the already melted marshmallows and butter.
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09/11/2008
I wonder if you could substitute butter and marshmallows for something else?! something ... healthier?! Does anybody know?
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09/10/2008
Hmmm I wonder if you could add a small amount of chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips to them along with the cranberries?
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09/09/2008
Excitedly, I made these yesterday. I love Rice Krispie treats and thought these would be a wonderful variation. The taste was good, but they never set. Even after cutting them, hours later, they oozed on the plate. Maybe a bit more cereal would have bound them together better.
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09/08/2008
I have made these and they are delicious. I use dried cranberries.
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09/08/2008
What else could be used instead of marshmallows that is not so sweet
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09/07/2008
This seems like such a simple and delicious twist to the classic cereal bar. I can't wait to try them, and maybe adding different dried fruit too.
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09/07/2008
Maybe substitute broken-up pieces of sweetened dried banana chips?
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09/07/2008
Do you have the nutritional information on this recipe? This sounds like something I could use in the weight watcher flex point dietary mgmt. Thanks.
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09/07/2008
A twist on the rice krispies square. very yummy and quick for afternoon snack
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09/02/2008
these are yummy. not sure they made as many as the recipe said. i ate a lot of them before i even took them out of the pan :)