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Poppin’ Cereal Bars

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
    1-1/2 dozen


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


  • 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.
  • Spread into a greased 11x7-in. dish. Sprinkle with remaining M&M's; press lightly. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 164 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • hkarow9713
    Oct 23, 2015

    I made these for my son's class and the kids really enjoyed them! I gave the recipe out to a lot of the other parents!

  • Miraoli
    Oct 25, 2013

    These cereal bars are super fun. I love the variety of textures and flavors in these.There are some great high value cereal coupons here:

  • 1busybaker
    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!!

  • twyla11
    Feb 19, 2012

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

  • jdh0731
    Feb 19, 2010

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