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Snack Bars

These little treats have the sweet salty thing going on. The snack mix is made up of rice chex cereal, pretzel sticks, and lots of m&ms. I used a mixture of plain, peanut, and peanut butter m&ms, because I'm wild and crazy, but you can use whatever type of m&ms you like best. I also stirred in a few chocolate chips, just for fun.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert recipes, kid-friendly recipes, no bake dessert recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 368kcal


  • 3 cups pretzel sticks snapped in half
  • 2 1/3 cups chex cereal any variety
  • 2 cups m&ms any variety
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips any variety
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 1/2 cups mini marshmallows


  • In a large bowl, combine pretzels, cereal, m&ms, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan, melt together the butter and peanut butter over low heat. Stir in the marshmallows and continue to cook over low heat until the marshmallows are melted.Pour over the snack mix and toss to coat.
  • Press mixture into a 9x13 pan lined with wax or parchment paper. Firmly press mixture together to ensure that the bars stick together when they have cooled. Refrigerate until the mixture is completely cool and firm. Cut into bars and serve.



We prefer Rice Chex, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and peanut butter m&m candies in this recipe, but you can use any variety that you like best.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3.9mg