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Poppin' Cereal Bars Recipe
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Poppin' Cereal Bars Recipe

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A melted marshmallow coating holds together all sorts of goodies in these yummy bars from Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana. The addition of colorful M&M's makes them especially appealing to kids of all ages.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 cups Life cereal
  • 1 cup miniature pretzels
  • 1 cup M&M's, divided
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 164 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, cereal, pretzels and 1/2 cup M&M's. In a microwave, melt marshmallows and butter; stir until smooth. Fold into cereal mixture.
  2. Spread into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. dish. Sprinkle with remaining M&M's; press lightly. Cut into bars. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Poppin' Cereal Bars in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 164 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Poppin' Cereal Bars(3)

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

These cereal bars are super fun. I love the variety of textures and flavors in these.

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

These are the best snacks I've EVER made. A cross between a rice crispy treat and popcorn balls! I get request and raves for these all the time!!

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

This recipe was published years ago with Quarker Oatmeal Squares cereal, which I like better than LIFE cereal....it adds more texture.

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