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Peanut-Almond Snack Bars

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 12 mins
Total time 1 hr, 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?

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 1/4 cups chocolate toasted oat cereal (such as Cheerios)
  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup crushed hard pretzel twists
  • 1/3 cup roasted, salted almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 162
  • fat 8.1 g
  • satfat 1.9 g
  • monofat 3.6 g
  • polyfat 2 g
  • protein 3.7 g
  • carbohydrate 19.9 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 162 mg
  • calcium 27 mg

How to Make It

  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).

  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.