Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix Bars – SO EASY, NO-BAKE, and ready in FIVE minutes!! Chex cereal, pretzels, and M&Ms glued together with peanut butter and marshmallows!! An IRRESISTIBLE salty-sweet combination!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix Bars – SO EASY, NO-BAKE, and ready in FIVE minutes!! Chex cereal, pretzels, and M&Ms glued together with peanut butter and marshmallows!! An IRRESISTIBLE salty-sweet combination!!

 

So Fast, So Easy, No-Bake

These bars are such an easy, no-bake recipe that literally takes less than five minutes to whip up. Five minutes. The hardest part is waiting for them to cool enough to dive into.

And there are just six ingredients and every single one is a winner: pretzels rods, Corn Chex cereal, M&Ms, butter, peanut butter, and marshmallows.

The next time you need a dessert to bring to a picnic, potluck, party, kiddie classroom or birthday party, or some after school snacks your kids are going to adore, these easy bars are a hit with both kids and adults alike.

They’re like eating a dessert version of Chex Mix complete with pretzels and M&Ms.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix Bars – SO EASY, NO-BAKE, and ready in FIVE minutes!! Chex cereal, pretzels, and M&Ms glued together with peanut butter and marshmallows!! An IRRESISTIBLE salty-sweet combination!!

How Do The Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix Bars Taste

They are salty-and-sweet which is a personal favorite of mine. Chocolate tastes so much better when there is a little salt present and the pretzels lend the perfect amount of salt to accentuate the chocolate. And of course, chocolate + peanut butter is an irresistible combination.

The bars are crunchy, chewy, and a little bit gooey. Every bite has so much texture that you’ll want to keep taking one more bite.

Since I love cereal bars of all types these bars were an automatic hit for me and my family too.

I sprinkled an additional half-cup marshmallows on the top for both visual appeal and taste, but that does require two bags of marshmallows. Therefore, the extra marshmallows sprinkled on top are optional if you don’t want to buy a second bag of marshmallows. I realize not everyone has bags of half-eaten marshmallows laying around like I do.

Same goes for the M&Ms, a 10.7-ounce bag is exactly 1 1/2 cups but I wanted some extra M&Ms on top for visual appeal since the ones that are in the bars melt quite a bit and they aren’t as intact and colorful so I dug into a second bag of M&Ms.

Favorite Chocolate and Peanut Butter No-Bake Cereal Bars:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix Bars - SO EASY, NO-BAKE, and ready in FIVE minutes!! Chex cereal, pretzels, and M&Ms glued together with peanut butter and marshmallows!! An IRRESISTIBLE salty-sweet combination!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix Bars – SO EASY, NO-BAKE, and ready in FIVE minutes!! Chex cereal, pretzels, and M&Ms glued together with peanut butter and marshmallows!! An IRRESISTIBLE salty-sweet combination!!

Yield: 18
Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 cups pretzel rods, broken in half
  • 2 1/2 cups Corn Chex Cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups M&Ms, plus 1/4 cup more for sprinkling on top if desired
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • one 10-ounce bag miniature marshmallows, plus 1/2 cup more for sprinkling on top if desired

Instructions

  1. Line a 9×13-inch pan with aluminum foil for easier cleanup and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. To a large bowl, add the pretzels, Chex, M&Ms, and stir to combine; set aside.
  3. To a large pot, add the butter, peanut butter, and heat over medium-low heat to melt, stir nearly continuously until melted and smooth.
  4. Add the marshmallows and stir nearly continuously until melted and incorporated.
  5. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Turn mixture out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula as necessary.
  7. Optionally, evenly sprinkle with 1/4 cup extra M&Ms and/or 1/2 cup extra marshmallows.
  8. Allow bars to set up fully before slicing and serving. Bars will keep airtight at room temp for 1 week.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 215mg Carbohydrates: 39g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 21g Protein: 4g

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4 comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix Bars”

  1. Peanut butter and marshmallow makes the best edible glue ever. Lots of good stuff in these–yum! Happy Mother’s Day and have a great weekend!

  2. I’ve never seen anything like this before but wow it looks absolutely delicious!! I’ve got to make this when I have next been food shopping to buy a few bits. I’m so excited to try this!

    Emily | Snippets of Emily’s Life xx

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