Cranberry-Oat Cereal Bars

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins

This could be a dessert or a breakfast treat.


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 bag (10 ounces) marshmallows

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 6 cups toasted oat cereal

  • 1 cup dried cranberries, or raisins


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

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