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Gumdrop Cereal Bars Recipe

Gumdrop Cereal Bars Recipe

"I was planning to make traditional marshmallow treats but didn't have enough Rice Krispies on hand, so I used Corn Pops instead," recalls Laura Tryssenaar of Listowel, Ontario. "I added gumdrops for color, and the result was spectacular."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Corn Pops cereal
  • 1 cup gumdrops
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. Place cereal and gumdrops in a large bowl; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, place marshmallows and butter. Microwave, uncovered for 45 seconds to 1-1/2 minutes or until melted; stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  • 2. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat. Spread into a greased 9-in. square pan. Cool on a wire rack. Cut with a buttered knife. Yield: 16 bars.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 146 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.