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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 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.

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