Chex® Apple-Almond Bars -- Gluten Free! Recipe -
Chex(R) Apple-Almond Bars -- Gluten Free! Recipe

Chex® Apple-Almond Bars -- Gluten Free!

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"Mix up whole-grain cereal and dried fruits into a better-for-you snack bar."

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Original recipe makes 16 bars Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal, apples, almonds and cranberries; set aside.
  2. In 1-quart saucepan, heat butter, corn syrup and brown sugar over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.
  3. Pour over cereal mixture in bowl; stir until evenly coated. Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture firmly in pan. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to cut.
  4. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature up to 1 week.
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  • Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • Special Touch Having a party? Drizzle the bars with melted dark or white chocolate and cut into triangle shapes.
  • 2009 © and ®/™ of General Mills.

Reviews More Reviews

Jul 13, 2009

Very good and easy to make. Substituted brown rice syrup for lite corn syrup and brown sugar for healthier snack.

Dec 23, 2010

Easy to make. Loved by non-gluten free eaters. used only 3.5 cups of Rice Chex instead of cinnamon Chex.


7 Ratings

Mar 04, 2011

I needed to make a dessert for a gluten-free friend, and chose this. Instead of dried apples, I used a dried tropical fruit mix, and I thought it turned out very nice.

Apr 15, 2010

This was really good. Made it for a gluten-free friend, but had to taste test it first and we all loved it and will add it to our snack recipes. Left out the cranberries as mine weren't sweetened.

Apr 01, 2011

I absolutely LOVE these - and they have become a smash hit overseas with my husband's group during deployment! The cinnamon Chex is a MUST! And I get a dried fruit mix of apples and mixed berries - so it has a very nice tangy & sweet combo! Make sure to have the dry mix in a more narrow, glass bowl when you pour in the hot syrup-y stuff as it makes it MUCH easier to coat evenly - I made the mistake of using a very wide plastic bowl the first time and the coating was extremely uneven and hard to deal with. The next time, I used the glass bowl and it worked like a dream!

Apr 11, 2011

Super Simple! And amazingly yummy. Excellent just as the recipe calls for, but my brain started ticking off possibilities such as banana chips instead of the apples, chocolate chips and pecans instead of the cranberries and almonds. Or how about dried pineapple, coconut, and pecans. I'll be making these on a regular basis.

Apr 05, 2011

These tasted great, but were very crunchy, not chewy. I think I might double the syrup next time for a chewier treat.


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  • Calories
  • 127 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 79 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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