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The Definitive Cereal Bar Experience

The Definitive Cereal Bar Experience

Photo by Robyn Lee.

Everyone has their personal favorite cereal bar. That's all swell, but honestly- my cereal bar is the best. 

I came up with this a few years ago for a cookie swap party at Serious Eats. It's so ooey gooey salty chocorific- this will be a big hit for a party or for sitting alone miserable watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas (the movie version). 



For the cereal mix:
3 cups Corn Chex or Wheat Chex cereal
3 cups Rice Chex cereal
3 cups Multi-Grain Cheerios cereal
2 cup mixed nuts (I used Planters with sea salt)
1 cup bite-size unsalted pretzels, broken up into small pieces
6 tablespoons salted or unsalted butter
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

For the bars:
2 (15 ounce) packages of marshmallows
6 tablespoons salted or unsalted butter
1 lb M&Ms (or Reeses Pieces or whatever)


Pre-heat oven to 250°F. 

Find a BIG bowl and combine the dry ingredients.

Place 6 tablespoons butter in a large roasting pan. Place roasting pan in oven until butter has melted. Remove roasting pan from oven and mix the Worcestershire and seasonings into butter.

Add the dry ingredients and toss until coated by the butter mixture.Bake for one hour, stirring the ingredients every 15 minutes. After cooking, spread everything on paper towels until it has cooled.



Coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. I also use a piece of parchment paper on the bottom.

In a large saucepan melt remaining 6 tablespoons of butter and the marshmallows over low heat. Once thoroughly melted and combined, remove from heat. Toss the Chex mix into the marshmallow mixture, then add M&Ms.

Note: The M&Ms will now be a little warm and therefore easy to smash. Be as gentle as you can with the ball of stuff, and know that you're going to have a few crushed M&Ms. Don't stress. It's chocolate either way.

©Douglas Quint 2016

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