Van Chaplin
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Other Time
15 Mins
Makes 24 squares (serving size: 1 bar)

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

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

Stir in cereal and 1 cup cranberries until well coated.

Step 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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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

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