Two cereal bars stacked on each other with more bars in the background.
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No Bake Butterscotch Bars

Butterscotch Cereal Bars are an easy no-bake dessert with marshmallows, cornflakes, coconut, and butterscotch chips made in less than 20 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 391kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • cups  corn flakes
  • 16 oz bag miniature marshmallows , about 8 cups, divided
  • 1/2  cup  butter
  • 1 cup toasted coconut
  • 10  oz package butterscotch chips


  • Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides.
  • Add to a large mixing bowl: cereal, 1 cup marshmallows, 1 cup butterscotch chips, toasted coconut (reserve a handful for sprinkling on top of the finished bars, if desired).
  • Add butter to a large saucepan over medium heat. Once it’s almost melted, add the remaining marshmallows and stir well to coat in the butter. Cook, stirring constantly, until almost completely melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1 cup of butterscotch chips. Stir well until smooth and, working quickly, pour over bowl with cereal and stir to coat.
  • Pour mixture into the prepared pan and press into an even layer. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top, if desired. Cool for a few minutes before cutting into bars.


*For best results, store the bars wrapped individually in plastic wrap for up to 2 days.


Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1545IU | Vitamin C: 16.6mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 22.9mg