What’s Cooking with Melissa?

I can’t believe I’m even thinking these words, but school is about to start. Where did summer go? Anyway, with school starting that means packing lunches. So this week I’d like to share a recipe with you for Lunchbox Bars. They are great for lunchboxes, after school treats, dessert or breakfast on the go!


Lunchbox Bars

1 bag large marshmallows

6 tbsp. butter

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup peanut butter

4 cup crispy rice cereal

1 cup crushed graham crackers

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

2 1/2 cup quick oats

1/2 cup crushed walnuts

1 cup mini chocolate chips


In a large bowl combine crispy rice cereal, crushed graham crackers, coconut, quick oats, crushed walnuts and mini chocolate chips. Over low heat melt butter and marshmallows together, stir frequently. When marshmallows are melted remove from heat then stir in honey and peanut butter. Pour marshmallow mixture over top of the oat mixture and mix well. Pour into buttered 9×13 pan for thicker bars or an 11×17 baking sheet if you want thinner bars. With a buttered spatula, spoon or small sheet of waxed paper, press the bar mixture evenly in the pan. Cover and let set for a couple of hours then cut into squares.

*If you need to make these gluten free as I do, check all labels and enjoy!