Mix-and-Match Cereal Treats

Design your own no-bake bars!

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Snack
KIDS Feature_ Mix _ Match Cereal Treats

Choose Your Cereal
Use 7 cups total (pick 1 or 2 types).

  • Crispy rice cereal (regular or chocolate)
  • Cornflakes
  • Corn or rice squares
  • Toasted oat cereal (regular or chocolate)
  • Graham cereal
  • Chocolate puffs

Make the Base
Line a 9-inch square baking dish with nonstick foil. Melt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter or coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add one 10-ounce bag mini or regular marshmallows and stir until melted, then stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in 1/2 cup nut butter, if desired. Remove from the heat and stir in the cereal.

Add Mix-Ins
Stir in up to 1 1/2 cups total (pick up to 3 types).

  • Granola
  • Nuts, roughly chopped
  • Freeze-dried fruit, chopped if large
  • Dried fruit, chopped if large
  • Yogurt-covered raisins
  • Sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Toffee bits
  • Candy-coated chocolates
  • Sprinkles (up to 1/4 cup)

Form the Bars
Press the cereal mixture into the prepared pan using a rubber spatula or lightly buttered hands. Let cool, then lift out of the pan using the foil, and slice.

Pictured above: Crispy Rice Cereal + Mini Marshmallows + Sprinkles

Photograph by Levi Brown