Is Peter Cottontail ready to hop down the bunny trail at your house? He still has some work to do in our neighborhood. I just boiled a pot of eggs this morning, and dying will happen as an after-school activity this week. I’m definitely getting in a festive mood, and I had made fun making these tasty pretzel cereal bars over the weekend. The candy coated pretzels made the marshmallow coating swirled with pastel colors, making these a perfect Easter treat!
They do need to be refrigerated to get them to hold together and are still a bit more crumbly than traditional rice crispy treat. It’s worth it for the salty pretzels, whole grain Cheerios, and hearty texture if you ask me. Put a smile on your kids’ faces with this fun no-bake dessert!
Easy Pretzel Cereal Bars
Author: Andi Gleeson
Prep Time: 75 minutes
- 3 tbsp. butter
- 7 oz. jar marshmallow creme
- 4 c. Cheerios cereal
- 1 c. broken pretzel sticks
- 1 c. candy-coated pretzels
- Spray a 9 x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large, microwave-safe bowl, heat butter for 45 seconds or until melted. Stir in marshmallow creme, and heat for 30-60 seconds longer (stirring after 30 seconds), until smooth.
- Stir cereal, pretzels, and candies into marshmallow mixture until evenly coated. Press cereal into prepared baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting and serving.
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