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Make traditional Rice Krispies Treats a little more nutritious by using multi-grain cereal and dried cranberries. 

Recipe by Southern Living October 2007


Credit: Van Chaplin

Recipe Summary

15 mins
5 mins
15 mins
35 mins
Makes 24 squares (serving size: 1 bar)


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

  • 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 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 9g (sat 1g, mono 9g, poly 4g); Protein 7g; Carb 9g; Fiber 9g; Chol 4mg; Iron 7mg; Sodium 22mg; Calc 10mg.

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

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; fat 1.9g; saturated fat 0.9g; mono fat 0.4g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 27.6g; fiber 1.7g; cholesterol 4mg; iron 0.6mg; sodium 22mg; calcium 8mg.