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Christmas Crunch Cereal Bars

These cereal bars are pretty similar to rice krispies treats, but I swapped in Chex cereal here. You can use corn or rice Chex.
You'll melt your butter and marshmallows, pour in the cereal, and then add some red and green sprinkles and m&m candies. So easy and super festive!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword holiday recipes, kid-friendly recipes, no bake dessert recipes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 216kcal


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 10 ounces marshmallows
  • 6 cups Chex cereal rice or corn variety
  • 3/4 cup red and green m&m candies divided
  • 2 tablespoons red and green nonpareils divided


  • In a large stock pot, heat the butter and marshmallows until melted together, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  • Stir in the Chex cereal, 1 tablespoon of sprinkles, and half of the m&m candies, being careful not to break the cereal too much.
  • Press the mixture into a parchment lined 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining sprinkles and candy over the top. 
  • Use a piece of wax paper sprayed with non-stick spray to press the cereal bars tightly into the pan.
  • Let set for 30 minutes before cutting and serving.



Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 7.3mg