Milky Way Crispy Bars Recipe

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What’s not to love about the combination of candy bars and Rice Krispie bars? These give you the crunch of chopped pecans, too. —Phyl Broich-Wessling, Garner, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 Milky Way candy bars (2.05 ounces each), chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 196 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine cereal and pecans; set aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine candy bars and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until smooth, stirring once. Stir into cereal mixture.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan; press down firmly. In a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over top. Cool. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Milky Way Crispy Bars in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2011, p58

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