Whole Grain Marshmallow Crispy Bars

Whole Grain Marshmallow Crispy BarsRecipe
Van Chaplin
Make traditional Rice Krispies Treats a little more nutritious by using multi-grain cereal and dried cranberries. 


Makes 24 squares (serving size: 1 bar)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Other: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 132
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 1.9 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 0.4 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 2.6 g
Carbohydrate 27.6 g
Fiber 1.7 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 22 mg
Calcium 8 mg


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. 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.

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

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

Cinnamon-Pecan Crispy Bars: Place 1/3 cup pecan halves, chopped, in a single layer on a shallow pan. Bake at 350° for 8 to 9 minutes or until toasted, stirring once after 5 minutes. Prepare Whole Grain Marshmallow Crispy Bars as directed through Step 2. Press mixture as directed into baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with toasted pecans and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Per bar: Calories 142; Fat 2.9g (sat 1g, mono 0.9g, poly 0.4g); Protein 2.7g; Carb 27.9g; Fiber 1.9g; Chol 4mg; Iron 0.7mg; Sodium 22mg; Calc 10mg.

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