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No-Bake Bars

Susie Wingert from Panama, Iowa, shares this recipe for chewy treats big on taste but needing little effort. "They are handy to make when the weather is hot," she comments, "since the oven never has to be turned on."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    15 bars

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Cheerios
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups M&M's
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients; set aside. In a large saucepan, bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil. Cook and stir just until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat evenly. Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. pan. Cool. Cut into 3-in. squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 541 calories, 29g fat (8g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 425mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein.

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