Crispy rice cereal bars are a treasured childhood treat. But with ingredients like espresso, bacon, and butterscotch, these goodies easily make the transition to grown-up fare.
We've know for years that marshmallow and crispy rice cereal make a perfect pair. But with the addition of fun ingredients,
somehow they get even better.
For all of these recipes, start by melting 2 tablespoons of butter and 10 ounces of marshmallows over medium-low heat. Add your chosen flavor combo and 6 cups of rice cereal. Press the mixture into a 13 x 9 pan coated with cooking spray, follow any remaining directions, and enjoy!
Stir ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa into melted marshmallows; cook 3 minutes. Add cereal; toss well to combine. Press cereal mixture
into prepared pan. Heat 4 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate in microwave at HIGH 45 seconds or until melted, stirring every
15 seconds; drizzle over cereal mixture. Chill 10 minutes before slicing.
CALORIES 117 FAT 3.9g (sat 2.1g) SODIUM 66mg
View Recipe: Double Chocolate Chewy Crispy Bars
Stir 3 tablespoons maple syrup and 4 cooked, drained, chopped applewood-smoked bacon slices into melted marshmallows. Add
cereal, and toss well to combine. Press mixture into prepared pan.
CALORIES 105 FAT 2.2g (sat 1.1g) SODIUM 110mg
View Recipe: Maple Bacon Chewy Crispy Bars
Stir 1 cup finely chopped dried cherries and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract into melted marshmallow mixture. Add cereal, and toss
well to combine. Press cereal mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle mixture evenly with 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate minichips.
CALORIES 125 FAT 2.1g (sat 1.3g) SODIUM 67mg
View Recipe: Cherry Chip Chewy Crispy Bars
Stir 1 tablespoon espresso powder into melted butter before adding marshmallows. Add 1 cup toffee bits and cereal; toss well
to combine. Press into prepared pan.
CALORIES 153 FAT 5.3g (sat 2.8g) SODIUM 82mg
View Recipe: Espresso Toffee Chewy Crispy Bars
Press cereal mixture into pan. Microwave 1 cup chocolate chips for 1 minute, stirring every 20 seconds. Spread over cereal
mixture. Microwave ½ cup butterscotch chips and 2 teaspoons fat-free milk 30 seconds; stir once. Dollop butterscotch mixture
over chocolate; swirl with a knife. Chill.
CALORIES 149 FAT 5g (sat 3.3g) SODIUM 71mg
View Recipe: Chocolate Butterscotch Chewy Crispy Bars
Before adding marshmallows, cook melted butter 3 minutes or until browned. Add ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon vanilla
extract to melted marshmallows; stir well. Add cereal; toss well to combine. Press into prepared pan; sprinkle evenly with
½ cup chopped toasted pecans.
CALORIES 105 FAT 3.3g (sat 0.9g) SODIUM 90mg
View Recipe: Browned Butter Pecan Chewy Crispy Bars
Stir 2/3 cup candy corn, ½ cup M&M's, and cereal into melted marshmallows. Press into prepared pan.
CALORIES 134 FAT 2.4g (sat 1.4g) SODIUM 70mg
View Recipe: Candy Corn M&M's Chewy Crispy Bars
Char marshmallows under broiler for 2 minutes before melting. Stir ½ cup graham cracker crumbs and ½ cup semisweet chocolate
minichips into melted marshmallows before adding cereal; toss well to combine. Press cereal mixture into prepared pan.
CALORIES 115 FAT 2.8g (sat 1.6g) SODIUM 76mg
View Recipe: S'mores Chewy Crispy Bars
Stir 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind into melted marshmallows before adding cereal. Press cereal mixture into prepared pan.
Heat 4 ounces chopped premium white chocolate in microwave at HIGH 1½ minutes or until melted, stirring every 20 seconds;
drizzle over cereal mixture. Refrigerate for 15 minutes before slicing.
CALORIES 116 FAT 3.1g (sat 1.9g) SODIUM 71mg
View Recipe: Lemon White Chocolate Chewy Crispy Bars