Gluten-Free Mexican Hot Chocolate Cereal Bars

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18 Servings
These Chex™ cereal treats deliver the sweet heat with Mexican hot chocolate flavors.
Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/4 cup butter
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 bag (10 oz) large marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 3 cups Chocolate Chex™ cereal
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 3 cups Vanilla Chex™ cereal
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 cups Cinnamon Chex™ cereal
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Nutrition
  • Serving Size: Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 45); Total Fat 4 1/2g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 160mg; Total Carbohydrate 31g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 16g); Protein 1g
  • % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 6%; Iron 30%
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Carbohydrate Choice
  • MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils; 0 oz-eq Grains; 0 oz-eq Meat & Beans *% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Preparation
  1. Spray 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In large microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 45 seconds or until melted. Add marshmallows; toss to coat. Microwave 1 to 1 1/2 minutes longer. Stir until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended.
  3. Add cereals and red pepper; mix well. Using waxed paper or spatula sprayed with cooking spray, press mixture evenly in pan. Cool 15 minutes.
  4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds. Stir until smooth. Spoon melted chocolate into resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut small corner off bag, and pipe chocolate on top of bars. Refrigerate 5 to 10 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  5. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows.
Tips
  • Variation: Increase red pepper to 1 teaspoon for even more heat.
  • Storage: Store in airtight container at room temperature.
  • Healthy: Always read labels to make sure each rRecipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.