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Pecan Cereal Clusters Recipe

Pecan Cereal Clusters Recipe

Featuring crunchy cereal, colorful candies, pecans and loads of peanut butter flavor, these chocolaty bites offer plenty of make-ahead convenience. "They're easy to whip up when you're in a hurry," notes Debbie Zorn from Vidalia, Georgia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups Cheerios
  • 2-1/4 cups milk chocolate M&M's
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves

Directions

  • 1. Line three 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pans with waxed paper. In a large heavy saucepan over low heat, cook and stir the peanut butter and chocolate chips until chips are melted.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in Cheerios, M&M's and pecans until evenly coated. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared pans. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 160 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.