Skip the preservatives in store-bought cereal bars by making these delicious homemade treats. They're a perfect addition to a school lunchbox.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray and line with parchment. Lightly spray parchment. Place cereal in a large bowl. In a large pot, melt butter over medium. Add marshmallows, peanut butter, and salt and cook, stirring, until mixture is melted, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir into cereal until combined. Let mixture cool slightly, 4 minutes (mixture should still be pliable), then stir in chocolate chips and peanuts. With a spatula (or your fingers) lightly coated with cooking spray, press into pan. Let stand at room temperature until set, about 20 minutes. Using parchment, lift from pan and cut into 12 bars.

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Cook's Notes

Lunchbox Hit
Store bars in an airtight container, up to 5 days. Wrap bars tightly in parchment paper or plastic before storing, so they’re ready to go.

Reviews (3)

52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
02/09/2019
Martha- your cookie bar recipes are nothing like mine- you need my help I can offer you better tasting- way better recipes than yours- I can share mine
Rating: Unrated
09/25/2012
Taste good, BUT...the 8 cups of cereal was way to much. This made more of a 9x13 pan. I think next time I am going to use the amount of cereal from the famous rice krispie treats recipe.
Rating: Unrated
09/25/2012
Taste good, BUT...the 8 cups of cereal was way to much. This made more of a 9x13 pan. I think next time I am going to use the amount of cereal from the famous rice krispie treats recipe.
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