Crunchy REESE'S Pieces Cereal Bar Recipe

Crunchy REESE'S Pieces Cereal Bars

It doesn’t get much easier than these no-bake REESE’S PIECES Candy and cereal treats. This cereal bars recipe is amplified with REESE’S Peanut Butter Chips and REESE’S PUFFS Cereal for an extra dose of peanut butter flavor. Try them as bars, pumpkins or balls for a crispy and sweet Halloween snack.

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner
PREP
20 min
BAKE
0 min
YIELD
24 bars

Ingredients

1/4 cupbutter or margarine (1/2 stick)
40 marshmallows (10-oz. pkg) or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cupREESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
6 cupsREESE'S PUFFS Cereal
3/4 cupREESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter
1 cupREESE'S PIECES Candy or REESE’S PIECES Minis

Directions

  • 1. Butter 1 (13 x 9x2-inch) pan.
  • 2. Place peanut butter and butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 45 seconds or until butter is melted and mixture is blended and smooth. Add marshmallows; stir to coat with peanut butter mixture. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at HIGH an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until marshmallows are melted when stirred. Add peanut butter chips; stir until chips are melted and mixture is blended.
  • 3. Immediately add cereal, stirring until well coated. Press mixture evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle candies over surface, pressing in firmly. Cool completely.
  • Note: Cereal mixture can also be rolled into balls about the size of popcorn balls. To make pumpkins, line 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan with foil, extending foil beyond pan sides. Once cooled, using foil as handles, lift cooled mixture from pan. Place on cutting board; peel back foil. Cut into pumpkins using various sized pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters. Press small pretzel piece into pumpkin for stem and pipe on frosting leaves. Makes about 12 (2-1/2 inch) pumpkins.
  • PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE CRUNCHY CEREAL BARS: Substitute COCOA PUFFS Cereal for REESE'S PUFFS Cereal and replace peanut butter chips with HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips.
Ingredients sitting on a table

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