Banana Nut Snack Bars

Stir up a whole-grain snack bar with Banana Nut Cheerios® cereal in just 15 minutes. The chocolate drizzle is a sweet bonus.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

3
tablespoons margarine or butter (do not use spread or tub products)
1
bag (10.5 oz) miniature marshmallows (5 1/2 cups)
6
cups Banana Nut Cheerios™ cereal
1/3
cup roasted sunflower nuts
1/4
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
teaspoon canola oil

  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large microwavable bowl, microwave margarine uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds or until melted. Add marshmallows; toss until coated. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute 15 seconds to 1 minute 45 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture can be stirred smooth.
  • 2 Stir in cereal and sunflower nuts until well blended. Press evenly in pan.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and oil uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds, stirring very 15 seconds, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over bars.
  • 4 Cool 1 hour or until glaze is set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Skip the chocolate drizzle, or use peanut butter chips instead of the chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.