Granola Bars

I make these for my runner. They are like rice crispy treats only you use another cereal. I use the same recipe but change the flavor by changing the cereal.

I store in individual snack bags for convenience.


  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 10 1/2 oz package of mini-marshmallows
  • 3 cups Rice Crispy cereal
  • 1 15 oz box of multi-grain cluster cereal ( in this I used Special K Cinnamon Pecan)

How to Make:

Place Special K in zip-lock back and crush.

I started with my hands but then decided to use a rolling-pin. I have some frustrations this morning I need to get out. haha

I feel better now! Now mix this with the Rice Crispies.

In 2 quart sauce pan melt butter.

Add marshmallows and stir until melted.

What melted marshmallows look like^.

Here's a tip!

Spray the pan you are going to spread the granola into and also spray the spatula for easy spreading.
Stir in cereal mixture.
Pour onto greased baking sheet (mine is 11×16 pan) and spread out using greased spatula.
All spread out. Let cool completely before cutting into bars. Cut them as big or little as you want.

I store in individual snack bags for convenience.

Ok, the caption says what I was going to say. Does make it easy. I keep them in a bowl on the island so Dillon can just grab them. I made this for the team and they loved them. One of the runners said I was the best cook ever. I think he was really hungry!

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