Vanilla Chex Cranberry Pecan Bars

Vanilla Chex Cranberry Pecan Bars

I love cereal. Like LURVE cereal. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Too bad the husband doesn’t do breakfast for dinner. But that’s another story…

So when I received a few boxes of Vanilla Chex to try out in the mail I didn’t hesitate to jump in and indulge in a bowl (or two). And when my daughter saw what I was doing she demanded that I share. I almost didn’t.

I told her I was going to make something for our playgroup’s halloween party with them and her eyes got big. She was so excited to see what I was going to make. And I’m pretty sure I made her day when I showed her these Vanilla Chex Cranberry Pecan bars I threw together.

They were pretty darn good!

Vanilla Chex Cranberry Pecan Bars


  • 4 cups Vanilla Chex
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, plus a handful for topping
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Vanilla Chex Cranberry Pecan Bars ingredients

1. Line pan with tin foil and spray with non-stick spray or coat with butter. Set aside.

Vanilla Chex Cranberry Pecan Bars line pan2. In a large bowl, mix together the Chex cereal, cranberries, and pecans.

Vanilla Chex Cranberry Pecan Bars mix dry ingredients3. On medium high heat, bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil in a small saucepan. Let boil for 2 minutes, or until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture has thickened.

*Tip: when measuring out corn syrup (or any sticky liquid), spray the measuring cup with non-stick spray first before pouring in the syrup. That way nothing sticks to the measuring cup and it’s easier to clean

Vanilla Chex Cranberry Pecan Bars sugar mixture4. Pour sugar mixture over dry ingredients.

Vanilla Chex Cranberry Pecan Bars mix sugar with chex mix5. Stir well until mixture is coated evenly.

Vanilla Chex Cranberry Pecan Bars mix well6. Grab your prepared pan and butter the back of a spoon.

Vanilla Chex Cranberry Pecan Bars butter spoon7. Using the buttered spoon, press mixture into the pan so that an even layer is formed.

Vanilla Chex Cranberry Pecan Bars spread into pan8. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Remove when ready to cut into bars and serve.

Vanilla Chex Cranberry Pecan Bars cut into bars

How easy was that? Now head on over to my Facebook page and see how you can win a free box of Vanilla Chex!

What’s your favorite Chex flavor?

Vanilla Chex Cranberry Pecan Bars to eat

Disclaimer: I received two free boxes of Vanilla Chex in exchange for this recipe. We’re a Chex loving family in this household so the boxes didn’t last long… All opinions are my own.

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  1. I love cranberry and these vanilla chex cranberry bars look easy enough for me to make! Hmmm… I think I need to add a few things to my grocery list!

  2. What a creative way to use Chex!!! I am excited to try this out, love cranberries!!!

  3. Cranberries & Pecans are my favorites so this is sooooo right up my alley! Pinning it, thanks!

  4. Oh I could totally take a bite out of those right now! yum! Yes please!!

  5. Delicious and healthier than a lot of other snacks! Great idea!

  6. Now I want to make this! Pinned so I can make it later.

  7. Chex truly is one of my family’s favorite cereals! If I won your giveaway I would probably give a box of the Vanilla Chex to our neighbors, whose daughter has Celiac and therefore needs to eat gluten-free products like these.

  8. These ship well right? And you have my address right? 😉

    I bet my hubby would really like these, and Vanilla Chex too!

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