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Cherry-Chip Chewy Crispy Bars

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Blakeslee Wright Giles
Yield Serves 20
Cherry-Chip Chewy Crispy Bars become grown-up fare with the addition of dried cherries to this variation of a favorite childhood treat.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 10 ounce marshmallows
  • 1 cup finely chopped dried cherries
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups rice cereal
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate minichips

Nutrition Information

  • calories 125
  • fat 2.1 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • sodium 67 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter and marshmallows over medium-low heat. Stir cherries and vanilla into melted marshmallow mixture. Add cereal, and toss well to combine. Press cereal mixture into a 13 x 9-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle mixture evenly with minichips.