Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
12 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 12 Mins
Yield
Serves 16 (serving size: 1 bar)

Peanut-Almond Snack Bars feature pretzels, marshmallows, peanut butter, almonds, and even a little hint of chocolate. Is there any snack attack this bar can't beat?

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add marshmallows and peanut butter; cook 3 minutes or until smooth, stirring constantly. Remove mixture from heat; stir in cereal and next 4 ingredients (through salt).

Step 2

Working quickly, spread mixture in an 8-inch square metal baking pan coated with cooking spray. Using a wet spoon, spread mixture into an even 1-inch layer; let stand 1 hour or until set. Cut into 16 squares.

Ratings & Reviews

Little too salty, not sweet enough

azmouse
June 17, 2015
I agree with previous reviewer, as much as I tried to mix this together and press firmly to pan, it was a bit crumbly, but from the beginning I could see problems with the recipe; the inclusion of the oats made me suspect this wasn't going to come together well (too much dry/too little liquid). Doesn't affect taste, but don't expect it to stay together like a rice krispie treat. (In other words, think twice before you hand this out to kiddos in the car!) More importantly, the recipe doesn't have a balanced sweet-to-salty ration; it's just too salty-ingredient heavy, and the "little bit of chocolate' from the Cheerios just doesn't cut it. With mini chocolate chips or mini M&Ms, this would be the bomb. It would of course hike the calorie count but I just don't think the recipe works as is. I rate this 2 stars but it has potential to be great with a little chocolate. 

azmouse's Review

laceyinkeller
October 31, 2013
Very tasty! Great for a sweet craving without the guilt. Was a little dry, which made it crumbly, but the "crumbles" tasted great too!

mjlj11's Review

mjlj11
September 02, 2013
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