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Snack Mix Squares Recipe

Snack Mix Squares Recipe

A fun snack mix pressed into chewy bars, this treat is popular with kids of all ages. Someone is always asking me for this quick and easy recipe. —Lisa Byler, Millersburg, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:36 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups halved pretzel sticks
  • 2 cups Corn Chex
  • 1-1/2 cups M&M's
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 cups miniature marshmallows


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine pretzels, cereal and M&M's. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter and peanut butter. Add marshmallows; cook and stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
  • 2. Pour over pretzel mixture; stir to coat. Press into a greased 13x9-in. pan. Cool until firm; cut into squares. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 114 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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kfnb User ID: 8771061 252764
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"I made these squares for our community pot luck. I used chocolate Chex cereal and Reese Pieces. They turned out real tasty."

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 241977
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"This is some addictive stuff!!!!! Delicious!"

LBResort User ID: 8389234 226908
Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"After reading the reviews, we cut the butter in half and added a hand full (1/2 lb) of cashew pieces. The pretzel sticks lost most of the salt, so I suggest sprinkling kosher salt on top to taste. After spreading the mix, we put in the freezer for 10 minutes. No problem with the mix setting up and getting firm. The squares were a big hit at our Memorial Weekend gathering. This will be standard fare for our summer family gatherings!"

cheezhed68 User ID: 1083106 78109
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"These are terrific!"

kelliemurray User ID: 6730771 25600
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"Is there a reason why you use corn chex and not any other chex? I would think rice chex would be good because of the crispness."

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 43955
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"Gooey & delicious:)"

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 21088
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"Such an easy, colorful and tasty recipe. Like Rice Crispie Treats all dressed up! I wanted to have a few fallback kids friendly treat recipes before school starts and this one fits the bill. Will make again for sure."

masoian User ID: 3415708 22909
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"I've made this recipe several times and we all love it (especially my granddaughter!). It's very easy. My only caution is that I always use a smaller pan - the bars seem much too thin if put in a 9x13 pan."

kgraves_gd User ID: 3728609 20279
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"I LOVE these! I've made them for so many different occasions and always get great compliments. I don't like chocolate, so I swap out the m&ms for reeses pieces."

lisastoddard User ID: 4018911 45253
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"So yummy and easy! Loved the salty/sweet combo."

nebraskagirl User ID: 743431 48762
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"These are sooooo yummy and easy to make! I haven't met a person who didn't like these yet!"

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