After School Snacks

The perfect after school snacks, these scrumptious cereal bars pack serious flavor into bitty bars that can be enjoyed on the go. After all, this is the snack elves grab from Mrs. Claus’ Sweet Shop when they’re in a hurry to find something delicious before flying to their families’ homes!

Snack Time Cereal Bars - The Elf on the Shelf

You’ll Need:

For Fruity Cereal Bars

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 10 oz. marshmallows
  • 5 cups fruity cereal

For S'mores Cereal Bars

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 10 oz. marshmallows
  • 5 cups graham-flavored cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

For Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 10 oz. marshmallows
  • 5 cups chocolate cereal
  • ½ cup peanut butter


  1. GREASE a 9"x13" pan. Set aside.
  2. In a sauce pan, MELT the butter. Add the marshmallows gradually, stirring until smooth.
  3. If making the chocolate peanut butter bars, ADD peanut butter to the mixture now. If not, go to step 4.
  4. STIR in the cereal.
  5. Evenly PRESS the mixture into the greased pan.
  6. For the s'mores cereal bars, SPRINKLE chocolate chips and mini marshmallows on top. If not, go to step 7.
  7. CUT into small squares and enjoy!

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