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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.