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

No-Bake Snack Mix Bars

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  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Set Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 16 bars
  • Category: Dessert


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!


  • 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


  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 for at least 30 minutes. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows to get 16 bars.


  • 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.