Easy no-bake snack bars with just 6 ingredients! The perfect things to make with your kids.
They’re made with a combination of chocolate Chex, pretzels and mini m & m’s with peanut butter, marshmallow fluff and butter to hold everything together.
All you do is toss the Chex, pretzels and m & m’s together and toss again with the peanut butter, fluff and butter that’s been melted together in a saucepan.
Pat the mixture into a pan, refrigerate until firm and slice into squares. Fast and easy-peasy.
They’re sweet and salty with a little crunch and chewiness to them. Super scrumptious to both kids and adults alike.
Take one, sneak a second. . . munch, munch, munch.
In the realm of effortless desserts, there exists a treat that embodies simplicity and deliciousness: No-Bake Chex Bars. Imagine a blend of Chocolate Chex, small pretzels, and vibrant mini M&M’s, all bound together by a luscious mixture of butter, creamy peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff. This delightful concoction requires no baking, making it the perfect solution for those moments when you crave something sweet without the fuss of an oven. Join us as we explore the art of creating these No-Bake Chex Bars, where the joy of snacking meets the ease of preparation.
Our No-Bake Chex Bars are a celebration of convenience and flavor. Starting with a base of small pretzels, Chocolate Chex, and colorful mini M&M’s, this recipe takes a delightful turn with the addition of a rich and creamy blend of melted butter, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff. The result is a harmonious medley of textures and tastes, from the satisfying crunch of pretzels and Chex to the sweetness of M&M’s, all enveloped in a velvety, peanut butter-infused marshmallow embrace. These bars come together effortlessly, requiring no oven time, making them the ideal treat for busy days or impromptu gatherings. Whether enjoyed as an afternoon snack or served at parties, these No-Bake Chex Bars are a testament to the joy of simple indulgence.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use regular-sized M&M’s instead of mini M&M’s?
Absolutely! Feel free to use regular-sized M&M’s if that’s what you have on hand. The mini M&M’s offer a cute, petite look, but the flavor will be equally delightful with the larger ones.
Can I make these bars in advance for a party?
Definitely! These bars can be made a day or two in advance. Store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve, ensuring they stay fresh and delicious for your guests.
- 3 cups small pretzels
- 3 cups Chocolate Chex
- 1 cup mini M&M's
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 cups marshmallow fluff*
Line a 9x9-inch pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and spray it with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, toss together the pretzels, Chocolate Chex, and mini M&M's.
In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and peanut butter together. Turn off the heat and mix in the marshmallow fluff until smooth and well combined.
Pour the marshmallow fluff mixture over the pretzel and Chex mixture in the bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon to coat the dry ingredients evenly.
Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan and press it out with your hands, smoothing it into an even layer. If the mixture sticks to your hands, wet them slightly to make pressing easier.
Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate the bars until firm, for at least 2 hours or until set.
Once the bars are firm, remove them from the refrigerator. Use the foil or parchment paper overhang to lift the bars out of the pan and place them on a cutting board.
Cut the chilled mixture into 9 squares, using a sharp knife.
Store the No-Bake Chex Bars in the refrigerator in an airtight container, where they can be kept for up to a week.
For a festive touch, use seasonal or holiday-themed M&M's to add a pop of color to your bars.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g