Cinnamon-Pecan Crispy Bars



Makes 24 squares (serving size: 1 bar)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Stand: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 142
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 2.9 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 0.9 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 2.7 g
Carbohydrate 27.9 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 22 mg
Calcium 10 mg


1/3 cup pecan halves, chopped
3 tablespoons butter
1 (10.5-oz.) bag miniature marshmallows
1 (15-oz.) box multi-grain cluster cereal
1 1/4 cups dried cranberries, divided
Vegetable cooking spray
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1. Place pecans in a single layer on a shallow pan. Bake at 350° for 8 to 9 minutes or until toasted, stirring once after 5 minutes.

2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows, and cook, stirring constantly, 4 to 5 minutes or until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.

3. Stir in cereal and 1 cup cranberries until well coated.

4. Press mixture into a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with toasted pecans and cinnamon. Chop remaining 1/4 cup cranberries, and sprinkle on top. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes or until firm. Cut into 24 bars.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kashi GOLEAN Crunch! cereal.

October 2007
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