No Bake Chocolate Cereal Bars with Maraschino Cherries

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No Bake Chocolate Cereal Bars with Maraschino Cherries

These are such a delicious treat and can pretty much be made with any cereal. If you are gluten free, there are tons of cereals that can be used for the base of these no bake sweet treats. We love a good rice crispy treat around here. Of course anything with maraschino cherries on top is a sure bet too. Mix them together with CHOCOLATE and you can be assured this won’t disappoint. Let’s make some No Bake Chocolate Cereal Bars with Maraschino Cherries.

No Bake Chocolate Cereal Bars (2)

Ingredients

I love that this recipe is a tad flexible. The base is like a rice crispy treat but could be made with any cereal. If you want to add a hint of cinnamon, use a cereal with flavor. If you need your bars to be gluten free, use a GF cereal.

  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 4 C Mini Marshmallows
  • 5 C Rice Cereal
  • 1 Jar Cherry Man Cherries
  • 1/2 C Melted Milk Chocolate (1/2 bag morsels)

Directions

Step One

Melt butter and marshmallows over low heat.

Step Two

Next add cereal and mold into the bottom of a 9 inch square greased dish. Add 1/4 jar of chopped cherries to top and chill in fridge for about ten minutes. The chilling is an important part to getting pretty No Bake Chocolate Cereal Bars!

Step Three

Melt chocolate chips (either in microwave or a double boiler). Take dish from oven and pour melted chocolate over the top. Spread a little if needed then add halved cherries on the top. 

Step Four

Chill before cutting into squares. Serve with a cold glass of milk for an excellent after school snack.

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Seven Great Reasons to Bake

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  1. Baking is like meditation. I find going through the steps of making a recipe to very calming and relaxing.
  2. Also, Baking stirs the senses, literally and figuratively.
  3. When I bake cookies, cakes, pies and treats; I find myself feeling creative and happy in my heart.
  4. Sometimes my kids bake with me and it creates a great time to bond and connect.
  5. Homemade treats make great gifts.
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Easy No Bake Chocolate Cereal Bars

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YAY for everything getting a cherry on top and for chocolate AND for gluten free.

Laura

No Bake Chocolate Cereal Bars with Maraschino Cherries

No Bake Chocolate Cereal Bars with Maraschino Cherries
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 4 C Mini Marshmallows
  • 5 C Rice Cereal
  • 1 Jar Cherry Man Cherries
  • 1/2 C Melted Milk Chocolate (1/2 bag morsels)

Instructions

  1. Melt butter and marshmallows then add cereal and mold into the bottom of a 9 inch square greased pan. Add 1/4 jar of chopped cherries to top.
  2. Chill.
  3. Add Melted chocolate over the top and then the remainder of the cherries halved on top of the chocolate.
  4. Chill.
  5. Cut into bars and serve.

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2 thoughts on “No Bake Chocolate Cereal Bars with Maraschino Cherries”

  1. Quick, easy and no bake is my kind of yummy recipe!
    Thank you for sharing your no bake chocolate cereal bar recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring it at tonight’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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