Thursday, March 20, 2014

Snack Bars

Every year a group of cousins in my family take a fun-filled bus trip to a neighboring state. These bars have been brought along frequently by a cousin-in-law and they are so good I asked if I could have the recipe. It's kind of a cross between a rice crispy treat and a cereal bar. Whatever they are, I just know I love them!
You can substitute other cereals for the ones listed. I threw in some Cheerios which weren't included in the recipe.


Snack Bars

2 1/2 cups pretzel sticks, broken in half
2 cups corn chex
2 cups honeynut chex
5 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups mini m+ms (add at the very end so they don't melt)
Melt butter, marshmallows, and peanut butter over low heat. Pour over the rest of the ingredients except m+ms. Stir until everything is covered. Let it cool a little before you add your m+ms or they will melt.
Press into a 9x13 pan.

Pile them high on a plate if you are going eat them right away......

or wrap them individually for longer storage.


  1. They look fantastic and I would sure love them, but unfortunately I would eat them up to quickly. :)
    Cher Sunray Gardens

    1. I make them when I have people to share them with. That way I don't eat them all!

  2. Looks so good ---but I really struggle with snacks like this since I have a tendency to eat too much of them. BUT--they are healthy and great to take with us when we are hiking....

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. We leave in a week for our trip, and I have been trying to come up with a good travel snack so that we stay away from fast food as much as possible. This will be perfect :)

    1. These are great for taking on trips. Have a great time in the Smokies!

    2. I was just thinking about these bars, and realized I forgot to tell you that we LOVED them. They traveled so well. Definitely a go to recipe for us!