Made with cereals, pretzels, nuts, dried fruits and chocolate candies, these No-Bake Snack Mix Bars are the perfect balance of sweet, salty, chewy and crunchy.

Snack bars made with cereal, pretzel sticks and M&M's on a white plate.

So Fun to Make and Eat!

Made with cereals, pretzels, nuts, dried fruits and chocolate candies, they’re the perfect balance of sweet, salty, chewy and crunchy. Chex cereal, Cheerios, pretzels, almonds, peanuts, dried cranberries and M&Ms make these snack bars the ultimate in texture and flavor.

A cereal snack bar with M&Ms and nuts on a plate.

They’re amazing! The kids will love helping to mix together the dry ingredients while you handle the stovetop tasks. It’s a great activity to keep them busy this summer.

Snack bars made with cereal, pretzel sticks and M&M's on a wooden cutting board.

Summer Picnic Tray

I created this snack bar recipe for my Summer Picnic Snack Tray. They’re such a fun snack to enjoy with the kids outside on a summer day. You can vary this recipe by making it into snack mix or even thinner snack bars. But one thing remains the same — it’s so yummy!

Summer Picnic Snack Tray by The BakerMama

What Do I Need to Make No-Bake Snack Mix Bars?

Chex, cheerios, M&Ms, M&M minis, roasted peanuts, almonds, dried cranberries and pretzel sticks in small bowls.

How to Make No-Bake Snack Mix Bars

  • First line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper and/or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Then, in a large bowl, add the Chex cereal, Cheerios, pretzel sticks, peanuts, almonds and dried cranberries; set aside.
  • In small saucepan, add brown sugar, light corn syrup and butter.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat.
Steps to make no-bake cereal snack mix bars.
  • Pour corn syrup mixture evenly over snack mix; toss to coat.
  • Gently stir in the regular and mini M&M’s.
  • Press mixture into the prepared pan. Let set in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Steps to make no-bake cereal snack mix bars.
  • Then cut into 4 rows by 4 rows to get 16 bars. Serve and enjoy!
Snack bars made with cereal, pretzel sticks and M&M's on a wooden cutting board.

More of My Favorite No-Bake Recipes

From healthy energy bites and hearty granola to dreamy and decadent icebox pies, my Favorite No-Bake Recipes leave nothing out but the oven. Skip the heat and enjoy these delicious no-bake eats!

  • No-Bake S’mores Cracker Bites: The sweet and salty combination of these S’mores Cracker Bites is simply irresistible! With all your favorite s’mores flavors, it’s an easy, no-bake treat that everyone will love!
  • No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Balls: Turn leftover Thanksgiving pie into bite-sized heaven with these No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Balls. A whole new way to enjoy pumpkin pie!
  • No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie: Cool and creamy peanut butter filling in a buttery graham cracker crust, this No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie is divinely delicious! It’s a special treat that’s as easy to make as it is fun to eat.
  • And more!
My Favorite No-Bake Recipes by The BakerMama

How to Store No-Bake Snack Mix Bars

Store in an airtight container on the counter or at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Snack bars made with cereal, pretzel sticks and M&M's on a wooden cutting board.

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Snack bars made with cereal, pretzel sticks and M&M's on a white plate.

No-Bake Snack Mix Bars

  • Author: Maegan – The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 16 bars
  • Category: Dessert

Description

These No-Bake Snack Mix Bars are made with cereals, pretzels, nuts, dried fruits and chocolate candies. They’re the perfect balance of sweet to salty and chewy to crunchy. So yummy!


Ingredients

  • 3 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup Cheerios
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks, broken in halves
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/2 cup regular M&M’s
  • 1/2 cup mini M&M’s
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper and/or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the Chex cereal, Cheerios, pretzel sticks, peanuts, almonds and dried cranberries; set aside.
  3. In small saucepan, add brown sugar, light corn syrup and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour corn syrup mixture evenly over snack mix, toss to coat. Gently stir in the regular and mini M&M’s.
  5. Press mixture into the prepared pan. Let set in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows to get 16 bars.

Notes

For thinner bars, press the mixture into a 13×9-inch pan. For a snack mix, pour mixture evenly out onto a large parchment-lined sheet pan. Once cooled, break into bite-sized clusters.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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