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After-School Treats

"These delicious no-bake bars satisfy my craving for chocolate and are easier to whip up than brownies or cookies from scratch," writes Andrea Neilson of East Dundee, Illinois. Requiring just five ingredients, they're especially handy for a bake sale or after-school treat.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 5 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 package (10 ounces) Milk Duds
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and shortening. Cover and microwave on high until chocolate is melted; stir until smooth. Stir in cereal until well coated.
  • In another microwave-safe bowl, combine Milk Duds and water. Cover and microwave on high for 30-40 seconds or until mixture is pourable; mix well. Stir into cereal mixture. Spread into a buttered 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into bars.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 230 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Beth Webb
    Dec 15, 2012

    so easy... and the kids love it. beth

  • vewebber58
    Aug 11, 2011

    These are good, but I can't taste the Milk Duds in them.....the anticipation of the caramel was what compelled me to try this recipe. What I taste is chocolate covered crispy rice cereal, but that tastes pretty good. I think maybe I'd prefer milk chocolate chips, though.

  • sunshine8g
    Feb 1, 2008

    Super easy and tasty!!!