Monday, September 9, 2013

Cherry and Almond Cornflake Bars


While it's still summer (!) I want to give you a delicious no-bake treat, perfect for after school snacks, lunch boxes, breakfast, a late evening snack, or anything in between. These bars are SO good! I love the slight change up from the usual rice krispie routine, and the dried cherries and almonds add in a delicious flavor and texture. I quickly became addicted to these bars, and ate nearly the whole pan myself. (There are worse things you could eat a whole pan of, certainly!)

These come together quickly, but you will have to wait for them to cool and set up before cutting.

Start by combining the cornflakes, dried cherries


and toasted almonds in a large bowl.


(I toasted my almonds on a plate in the microwave - that's why I have to use an oven mitt!)

Next, in a large saucepan, melt the butter and then add the marshmallows.


Cook and stir over low heat until the marshmallows are melted. Then add the almond extract. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cornflakes


and carefully fold together to coat all the cereal. Press the mixture into a greased 8-inch pan.


Let the bars cool completely, then cut into squares and enjoy!

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Cherry and Almond Cornflake Bars

3 tablespoons butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 tsp. almond extract
6 cups cornflakes
1/4 cup dried cherries, halved or quartered
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds

Combine cornflakes, cherries and almonds in a large bowl. Melt butter in a sauce pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Add almond extract. Pour melted marshmallows over cornflake mixture and mix well. Press mixture evenly into a greased 8-inch pan. Cool before cutting into squares.

Recipe Source: Adapted from momofukufor2

4 comments:

  1. These look so good! I can't wait to try them. I found you on a linky party, such a cute blog!
    Mine is smokedcupcakes.blogspot.com

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  2. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on ALL weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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  3. These would be great for the kids lunch box! They sound great and I love the no-bake part :) Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays..have a good weekend Sara!!

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  4. These look delicious! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/09/try-new-recipe-tuesday-september-17.html

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