Crispy Rice Bar Recipes

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.

Sweet Crispy Treats

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Sweet Crispy Treats

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!

Double Chocolate Chewy Crispy Bars

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Double Chocolate

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.

SERVES 20
CALORIES
117 FAT 3.9g (sat 2.1g) SODIUM 66mg

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Maple Bacon Chewy Crispy Bars

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Maple Bacon

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.

SERVES 20
CALORIES
105 FAT 2.2g (sat 1.1g) SODIUM 110mg

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Cherry Chip Chewy Crispy Bars

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Cherry Chip

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.

SERVES 20
CALORIES
125 FAT 2.1g (sat 1.3g) SODIUM 67mg

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Espresso Toffee Chewy Crispy Bars

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Espresso Toffee

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.

SERVES 20
CALORIES
153 FAT 5.3g (sat 2.8g) SODIUM 82mg

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Chocolate Butterscotch Chewy Crispy Bars

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Chocolate Butterscotch

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.

SERVES 20
CALORIES
149 FAT 5g (sat 3.3g) SODIUM 71mg

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Browned Butter Pecan Chewy Crispy Bars

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Browned Butter Pecan

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.

SERVES 20
CALORIES
105 FAT 3.3g (sat 0.9g) SODIUM 90mg

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Candy Corn M&M's Chewy Crispy Bars

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Candy Corn M&M's

Stir 2/3 cup candy corn, ½ cup M&M's, and cereal into melted marshmallows. Press into prepared pan.

SERVES 20
CALORIES
134 FAT 2.4g (sat 1.4g) SODIUM 70mg

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S'mores Chewy Crispy Bars

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S'mores

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.

SERVES 20
CALORIES
115 FAT 2.8g (sat 1.6g) SODIUM 76mg

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Lemon White Chocolate Chewy Crispy Bars

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Lemon White Chocolate

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.

SERVES 20
CALORIES
116 FAT 3.1g (sat 1.9g) SODIUM 71mg

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