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.

No-Bake Snack Mix Bars by The BakerMama

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. 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.

No-Bake Snack Mix Bars by The BakerMama

I created this 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

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 rice square cereal, toasted oats cereal, 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.

Pour corn syrup mixture evenly over snack mix; toss to coat. Gently stir in the 1 cup of candy-coated milk chocolate pieces. 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.

No-Bake Snack Mix Bars by The BakerMama

Let set in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Then cut into 4 rows by 4 rows to get 16 bars. Serve and enjoy!

No-Bake Snack Mix Bars by The BakerMama

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!

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If you make these No-Bake Snack Mix Bars, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!

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No-Bake Snack Mix Bars by The BakerMama

No-Bake Snack Mix Bars

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • 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

Scale
  • 3 cups rice square cereal
  • 1 cup toasted oats cereal
  • 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 or peanut candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 cup mini candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 cup Karo® 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 rice square cereal, toasted oats cereal, 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 1 cup of candy-coated milk chocolate pieces. 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 the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 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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