Cranberry-Oat Cereal Bars

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Fast, easy and delicious! From Everyday Food.


  1. Spray a 1O-by-15-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Line with waxed paper; spray paper with cooking spray, and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt margarine over medium heat.
  4. Add marshmallows and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows have melted, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, and stir in cereal and dried cranberries.
  6. Immediately transfer mixture to prepared baking sheet.
  7. Using a spatula (or your fingers) coated with cooking spray, press in quickly and firmly.
  8. Let cool, about 1 hour; cut into 24 bars (3 rows lengthwise by 8 rows crosswise).
  9. Store in an airtight container up to 2 days.
Most Helpful

Yummy! Nice twist on rice crispy treats and a great way to use up extra cereal.

denise February 07, 2013

Used honey nut cheerios, reduced the cheerios by a cup and added a cup of chopped pecans and flaked coconut. Well received at my workplace!

sage femme October 07, 2008

I made these for my toddler using multigrain cheerios and added dried cherries,dried pineapple, and ground flax seed. I decided to omit the salt and I didnt notice any negative effect.

greeneggs January 19, 2008