No-Bake Sweet-and-Salty Cereal Bars

  • Prep Time   – 15 min
  • Total Time    –1 hr 15 min
  • Servings  – 16

No-Bake Sweet-and-Salty Cereal Bars

M&M’s™ chocolate candies and salty peanuts and pretzels make these no-bake cereal bars the perfect snack.


4  cups Honey Nut Cheerios™ cereal
1   cup dry-roasted peanuts
1   cup M&M’s™ chocolate candies
1   cup pretzel sticks, coarsely broken
1/3   cup packed brown sugar
1/3   cup light corn syrup
1   tablespoon butter


  • 1 Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal, peanuts, chocolate candies and pretzels; set aside.
  • 2 In large microwavable bowl, microwave brown sugar, corn syrup and butter uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture is boiling. Microwave an additional 1 minute allowing mixture to boil and thicken slightly. Let stand 3 minutes to cool slightly.
  • 3 Pour over cereal mixture in bowl; stir until evenly coated. Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture very firmly in pan. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm enough to cut.
  • 4 For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature up to 1 week.


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