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Very Berry Cheerios™ Bars

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Very Berry Cheerios™ Bars
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16
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Classic marshmallow cereal treats get a burst of berry flavor from Very Berry Cheerios™ cereal.
By Cindy Ensley
Updated Jan 13, 2017

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 bag (16 oz) miniature marshmallows
  • 5 cups Very Berry Cheerios™ cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries
  • 1/2 cup white vanilla baking chips

Steps

  • 1
    Line 8-inch square pan with cooking parchment paper, leaving paper overhanging on two sides. Spray paper with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows; cook and stir until melted. Remove from heat; gently stir in cereal and 1 cup of the freeze-dried berries until evenly coated with marshmallow mixture. Spread in pan. Spray or butter hands, and firmly press mixture in pan.
  • 3
    Sprinkle top of bars with remaining 1/2 cup freeze-dried berries. In small microwavable bowl, melt chips uncovered on High in 30-second bursts, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over bars. Let stand at room temperature until firm, about 2 hours. Lift from pan by paper overhangs to remove. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you want these bars to set faster, pop them in the refrigerator for 1 hour before cutting.
  • tip 2
    You can use any freeze-dried berries you like. I used a combo of strawberries and raspberries, but blueberries would be great, too! I find them at well stocked grocers near the raisins and other dried fruit.
  • tip 3
    If you can’t find Very Berry Cheerios™ cereal, original Cheerios™ cereal works just as well! Add an additional 1/2 cup of berries to the mixture to bump up the berry flavor.

Nutrition

250 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 48g Total Carbohydrate, 34g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
45
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Potassium
125mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
34g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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