No-Bake Sweet and Salty Cereal Bars

A pan of bars that’s always irresistible. Satisfying your sweet and salty cravings without having to turn on the oven. Wheeeee!

No-Bake Sweet and Salty Cereal Bars

These bars make me feel like I’m a kid again. I get excited just at the sight of them. And I figured now was the best time to feature another no-bake treat. Isn’t that all we want when the temperatures won’t give us a break, but we’re still looking for a homemade treat? I know it’s all my heart desires ;).

No-Bake Sweet and Salty Cereal Bars

This time around, I knew that I wanted to combine sweet and salty ingredients. If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while, you are well aware that I love that combo oh so much. I mean, how many salted caramel recipes have I featured in the past? Too many to list and there’s no end in sight. But this time around, I decided to go with pretzels, pecans, and a fun amount of m&m’s. And the outcome was more than fab.

No-Bake Sweet and Salty Cereal Bars

Once I’d decided on my sweet-and-salty combo, I had to figure out the main component. As I told you yesterday, I am not a huge fan of cereal in the morning; Adam on the other hand, absolutely adores it. So I decided to open the cereal cupboard and see what I could find. I finally settled on multi grain cheerios, which is definitely a classic when it comes to no-bake cereal bars. And probably my new favorite way to enjoy them myself.

No-Bake Sweet and Salty Cereal Bars

I can never wait to sink my teeth into a square or two. The chewiness and slight crunch gets me every time and certainly transports me back to Kathi in 1995. When I was sitting at the kitchen table, sipping on some lemonade, and waiting for my sweet treat. Summer doesn’t get much better.

No-Bake Sweet and Salty Cereal Bars

In case you haven’t guessed it by now, I couldn’t be more all over these. I hope you will be too!

No-Bake Sweet and Salty Cereal Bars

Wishing you all the most wonderful weekend ahead.

No-Bake Sweet and Salty Cereal Bars
Yields 12
Satisfy your sweet-and-salty cravings with these super easy no-bake bars. Simply the best!
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  1. 4 cups multi grain cheerios
  2. 1 cup pecans, broken into pieces
  3. 1 cup m&m's
  4. 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  5. 1 cup pretzel sticks, broken into pieces
  6. 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  7. 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  8. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  1. Line an 8-x-8 inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. 1. In a large bowl, combine cheerios, pecans, m&m's, chocolate chips and broken pretzel sticks.
  3. 2. In another heatproof bowl, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and unsalted butter. Heat in the microwave until boiling and sugar is melted. Remove from the microwave and let cool for a couple of minutes. Pour over the cereal mix and stir gently to combine. Press into the prepared baking pan and refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting into squares.
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  2. I followed the recipe exactly and let them chill for four hours. Turned them out and they fell apart.

  3. I’d like to find out more? I’d want to find out some additional information.

  4. Just made these but they look nothing like the photo. The chocolate melts from having the butter, sugar & syrup mixture boil & it looks like chocolate cheerios.

  5. Laura Harrison says:

    Just a page full of affiliate ads. Useless recipe. The writer gives no responses to actual people that took the time to read, try, and comment on how it did NOT turn out.

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