Frosting Cereal Bars

Kids need a treat to take to school tomorrow? These no-bake bars are ready to go in 40 minutes!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy milk chocolate frosting
1/4
cup butter, cut into pieces
1
bag (11.5 oz) milk chocolate chips (2 cups)
5
cups Cocoa Puffs™ cereal
1
cup dry-roasted peanuts
1/2
cup miniature candy-coated chocolate candies
  • 1 Spray bottom only of 13x-9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 Spoon frosting into large microwable bowl; add butter. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir well; microwave 1 minute longer or until melted and hot. Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot mixture. Do not stir. Microwave on High 30 seconds. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until chips are melted. Stir to blend. Stir in cereal and peanuts.
  • 3 Spoon mixture into pan. Sprinkle candies over cereal mixture; pat lightly to evenly spread mixture in pan and to press candies into mixture. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chilled and set. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Be sure to store the bars tightly covered so they stay crisp.

Recipe Variation Peanut Butter Cereal Bars: Substitute 1 bag (10 oz) peanut butter chips and 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter for the chocolate chips, stirring in the peanut butter after chips are melted, and use lightly salted cocktail peanuts for the dry-roasted peanuts.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.