After-School Treats Recipe

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"These delicious no-bake bars satisfy my craving for chocolate and are easier to whip up than brownies or cookies from scratch," writes Andrea Neilson of East Dundee, Illinois. Requiring just five ingredients, they're especially handy for a bake sale or after-school treat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 5 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 package (10 ounces) Milk Duds
  • 1 tablespoon water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 113 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and shortening. Cover and microwave on high until chocolate is melted; stir until smooth. Stir in cereal until well coated.
  2. In another microwave-safe bowl, combine Milk Duds and water. Cover and microwave on high for 30-40 seconds or until mixture is pourable; mix well. Stir into cereal mixture. Spread into a buttered 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as After-School Treats in Quick Cooking March/April 2001, p51

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Beth Webb User ID: 7037866 92283
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"so easy... and the kids love it. beth"

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 85660
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"These are good, but I can't taste the Milk Duds in them.....the anticipation of the caramel was what compelled me to try this recipe. What I taste is chocolate covered crispy rice cereal, but that tastes pretty good. I think maybe I'd prefer milk chocolate chips, though."

sunshine8g User ID: 2788908 115880
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2008 Edited Feb. 7, 2008

"Super easy and tasty!!!"

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