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Nutty Marshmallow Cheer Bars

Makes: 32 servings Yield: 32 bars
Prep 30 mins Stand 30 mins
Nutty Marshmallow Cheer Bars
Ingredients
  • 1 10 1/2 ounce package (about 6 cups)  tiny marshmallows
  • 1/4  cup  butter, cut up
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 8  cups  round toasted oat cereal with nuts and honey
  • 1  cup  lightly salted cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2  cup  coarsely crushed peanut brittle or almond toffee bits
  • 1  cup  chocolate-covered peanuts, whole or coarsely chopped
  • 1  cup  caramel baking bits
  • 1  tablespoon  water
  • 3  ounces  semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4  teaspoon  shortening
Directions

1. Grease a 13x9x2-inch pan; set aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl microwave marshmallows and butter on 100 percent power (high) for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until mixture is puffed and melted, stirring once. Stir in vanilla until smooth. Stir in cereal, cashews, and peanut brittle. Gently stir in chocolate-covered peanuts. Press mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan.

2. In a small microwave-safe bowl microwave caramel bits and the water on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring once. Drizzle over cereal mixture.

3. In another small microwave-safe bowl microwave chocolate and shortening on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Drizzle over cereal mixture. Let stand about 30 minutes or until set. Cut into bars.

From the Test KitchenTo Store:
  • Layer bars between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 2 days.
Nutrition Facts (Nutty Marshmallow Cheer Bars)
  • Servings Per Recipe 32,
  • cal. (kcal) 172,
  • Fat, total (g) 7,
  • chol. (mg) 5,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 25,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 16,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (IU) 194,
  • vit. C (mg) 2,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 56,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 107,
  • Potassium (mg) 105,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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