Banana Crunch Bars Recipe

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"The distinctive taste of banana tops these easy-to-make no-bake cereal bars," relates Ruth Anderson of Clarion, Iowa.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:54 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 54 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups crunchy peanut butter
  • 5 cups Banana Nut Crunch cereal
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 127 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanut butter. Add cereal; stir to coat.
  2. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Spread over bars. Cool before cutting. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Banana Crunch Bars in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p66

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"A little tough & chewy, but very tasty!"

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