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Candy Cereal Treats

These scrumptious bars travel well and are loved by kids of all ages. — Janet Shearer, Jackson, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup milk chocolate M&M's


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs (do not overmix).
  • Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately sprinkle with marshmallows; bake 2-3 minutes longer or until marshmallows are puffed. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For topping, in a large saucepan, combine the corn syrup, butter and peanut butter chips. Cook and stir over medium heat until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in the vanilla, cereal, nuts and M&M's. Spread over crust. Cool before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 298 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • skreyno
    Jul 5, 2020

    I first made these years ago. They have become a staple for our kids and grandkids. A summer favorite! And they travel well!

  • marcibanes
    Apr 9, 2018

    These are excellent. They would be great for a bake sale. Our family really enjoyed them for dessert.

  • schield
    Oct 18, 2012

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  • dag04201
    Aug 31, 2012

    I made this for our church youth group about 4-5 years ago, and I'm still getting requests for it from the kids and adults! It is awesome!

  • dgonzo
    Jul 7, 2012

    These are wonderful! Have been making these for years. I sprinkle extra M&M's on the

  • valuff
    May 7, 2012

    These are fabulous! Made them for super bowl party and everyone loved em'!

  • bakermother4
    Feb 29, 2012

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  • djjuckem
    Jul 5, 2009

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