No-Bake Chewy Chex Bars Recipe (5 Ingredients)

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These No-Bake Chewy Chex Bars are PERFECT for an after school snack – with only 5 ingredients and no oven required, they are EASY!

No-Bake Chewy Chex Bars Recipe (5 Ingredients)

We love easy no-bake desserts and these Chewy Chex Bars have quickly become one of our go-to recipes!

How to Make No-Bake Chewy Chex Bars:

Here are the 5 ingredients you need to make these delicious bars.

  • Rice Chex Cereal
  • Marshmallows
  • Butter
  • Chocolate chips
  • Candy coated chocolate (M & M’s)

The first thing you want to do is get a big bowl and microwave the butter.

Mixing Bowl with marshmallows and butter

Once your butter is melted, go ahead and mix in the marshmallows. I used 4 cups of mini marshmallows, but you could use 4 cups of big marshmallows instead.

Stick the butter covered marshmallows in the microwave and cook until they are melted (it takes about 1 minute).

Next add the Chex Mix Cereal and mix it together softly. You don’t want to mix it too hard or you will crush all the Chex Mix Cereal.

After you mix it all together, add in about 1 and 1/2 cups of the candy-coated chocolates. Many of the chocolates will crack and melt when you mix it in, so try to mix softly.

Press the Chex mixture firmly into a 9×13 pan. Sprinkle the rest of the candy on top and press those in gently on the top of your bars.

A pan of No-Bake Chewy Chex Bars

Now it is time for my favorite part – the chocolate drizzle! Melt your Chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle it right on top of your Chex Bars.

Let them cool and let the chocolate harden a little bit before serving them. You can even throw them in the freezer for a few minutes to make the chocolate harden even faster!

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Tips for Making No-Bake Chewy Chex Bars:

  • Spray your pan with cooking spray so the bars will come out easier!
  • When pressing the Chex Bars into the pan, spray your hands with cooking spray and then press the cereal mixture down. Nothing will stick to them if you do it that way.
  • Some chocolate chips don’t melt as much as we want. You can add a little bit of vegetable oil to your chocolate to make it the perfect consistency for your drizzle.
No-Bake Chewy Chex Bars stacked

How Do you Store Chewy Chex Bars?

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy. They last for 3 to 4 days after making them.

You may want to freeze them in an airtight container if you are not serving them until 4 days after making. I like to put mine is a ziplock freezer bag and pull them out one at a time for school lunches or for after school snacks.

Check out our other Chex Recipes:

Serves: 20

No-Bake Chewy Chex Bars Recipe

These No-Bake Chewy Chex Bars are PERFECT for an after school snack when you don’t have a lot of time to throw something together. The best part is there is no oven required!

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 5 mins

Total Time 20 mins


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 8 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups milk chocolate m&ms
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips


  • Spray 13 x 9 inch dish with non stick cooking spray.

  • In a large bowl, microwave butter on high for 45 seconds or until all of the butter has melted.

  • Add marshmallows and mix them into the butter. Microwave the butter and marshmallows together for 1 – 1 1/2 minutes longer. Stir until marshmallows are melted and everything is mixed together well.

  • Pour the cereal and candy coated chocolates into the large bowl and mix. Press the mixture evenly into baking dish.

  • In a small bowl melt the chocolate chips in microwave stirring every 30 seconds.

  • With a spoon gently drizzle the chocolate over the Chex Bars.

  • Let cool 10 minutes before serving.


  • You may want to freeze them in an airtight container if you are not serving them until 4 days after making. 


Calories: 197 kcal · Carbohydrates: 31 g · Protein: 2 g · Fat: 7 g · Saturated Fat: 5 g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g · Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g · Trans Fat: 1 g · Cholesterol: 9 mg · Sodium: 139 mg · Potassium: 19 mg · Fiber: 1 g · Sugar: 20 g · Vitamin A: 318 IU · Vitamin C: 3 mg · Calcium: 65 mg · Iron: 4 mg


  • 9×13-inch Baking Pan

  • Large Microwave Bowl

  • small bowl

Recipe Details

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

This post is sponsored by Chex, but the recipe, thoughts and opinions are my own.

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