Chewy Snack Squares Recipe

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Chewy Snack Squares Recipe

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These chewy bars are a nice change of pace from the usual marshmallow cereal bars. Adding peanuts and coconut makes a tasty, interesting snack.—Cheryl Miller, Fort Collins, Colorado
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 5 cups cornflakes
  • 4 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream

Directions

In a large bowl, combine cereal, peanuts and coconut; set aside. In a saucepan, combine corn syrup, sugar, butter and cream; cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture reaches soft-ball stage (240°), about 25-30 minutes. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat evenly. Pat into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Cool before cutting. Yield: 30 servings.
Originally published as Chewy Snack Squares in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p54

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 163 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 143mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 5 cups cornflakes
  • 4 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  1. In a large bowl, combine cereal, peanuts and coconut; set aside. In a saucepan, combine corn syrup, sugar, butter and cream; cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture reaches soft-ball stage (240°), about 25-30 minutes. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat evenly. Pat into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Cool before cutting. Yield: 30 servings.
Originally published as Chewy Snack Squares in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p54

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zimbock User ID: 3140342 6003
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

"These bars are very tasty. They are great on a hot, summer day, and so quick and very easy to make. I will definitely be adding them to my recipe file.

Patricia Wagar-Willmar,MN"

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zimbock User ID: 3140342 8511
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

"These bars are very tasty. They are great on a hot, summer day, and so quick and very easy to make. I will definitely be adding them to my recipe file.

Patricia-Willmar,MN"

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