James Carrier
Makes 2 dozen bars

Looking for a nutritious snack for their weekend hikes, Jim and Ivy Hermon came up with this less sweet, adult version of children's cereal-and-marshmallow treats.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium heat, stir sesame seed, sunflower seed, pecans, and almonds until sesame seed is pale gold, about 3 minutes. Add coconut and stir until sesame seed and coconut are golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in cereal and cranberries. Remove from heat.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a 5- to 6-quart pan, combine peanut butter, 2 tablespoons butter, and marshmallows. Stir often over low heat until marshmallows melt and mixture is smooth, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add cereal mixture and mix quickly to coat evenly. Pour into a buttered 9- by 13-inch pan or dish. Cover with foil and, using pot holders to protect your hands, press firmly to make an even layer. At once, peel off foil.

Step 4

Cool or chill until mixture is set. Cut into 24 bars, each about 1 1/2 by 3 inches. Serve, or store airtight at room temperature up to 3 days.

Ratings & Reviews

ebelle's Review

June 23, 2013
A favorite nutritious no-cook snack/cookie for us. After toasting seeds & nuts, I spray oil in glass bowl and microwave peanut butter, butter and marshmallows for 2 minutes, then mix until smooth. Continue with recipe instructions to combine all ingredients.

natashagileff's Review

June 19, 2012
sooooo yammmy!!!!!!!!! will be making them again soon!!!!

gabbilynch's Review

December 26, 2011
These bars were so good! I think they're my new favorite. They weren't too hard to make but I just have to remember for next time to grease the foil I use to flatten them. Definitely one I'm sharing with my friends:)

Suzanne960's Review

December 03, 2009
I'll definitely make these again. They are very tasty!