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Peanut-Almond Snack Bars

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?

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2013

  • Yield: Serves 16 (serving size: 1 bar)
  • Hands-on:12 Minutes
  • Total:1 Hour, 12 Minutes


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 162
  • Fat: 8.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 3.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 19.9g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 162mg
  • Calcium: 27mg

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