Cereal and potato chip bars

Try this sweet-and-salty dessert with potato chips

Chef Anne Burrell and Food Network Magazine Editor-in-Chief Maile Carpenter share their recipes for snacks that satisfy all your cravings, including chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies and cereal and potato chip bars.
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Put a twist on sweet desserts by adding a salty snack like potato chips. Editor-in-chief of Food Network magazine Maile Carpenter shared her recipe with "GMA" for cereal and potato chip dessert bars that are "all that and a bag of chips." Click here to try Anne Burrell's chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies.

Active: 15 min

Total: 1 hr 15 min

Makes: 9 to 12


  • Cooking spray
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil, plus more for your hands
  • 1 10-ounce bag marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 7-ounce bag rippled potato chips, lightly crushed (about 5 cups)
  • 3 cups sweetened cereal (We used Honey Nut Cheerios and Kix cereal. You can also try fruity ones, like Froot Loops or Trix.)
  • 3/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries, finely crushed
  • Cooking Directions

    Line a 9-inch square baking dish with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides; coat with cooking spray. Melt the coconut oil in a large wide pot over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and cook, stirring occasionally, until melted, about 4 minutes. Stir in the vanilla.

    Add the potato chips, cereal and freeze-dried strawberries to the pot and stir to coat. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan and press firmly and evenly with oiled hands. Let cool completely, at least 1 hour.

    Lift the bars out of the pan using the foil overhang; discard the foil. Cut into squares.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: marshmallows, potato chips, cereal

    Course: Dessert

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