Golden Grahams Cereal Bars: A Sweet and Crunchy Snack Recipe Perfect for Any Occasion

Golden Grahams Cereal Bars: A Sweet and Crunchy Snack Recipe Perfect for Any Occasion

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Ah, Golden Grahams Cereal Bars—the breakfast of champions turned into the snack of champions. Who doesn’t love the sweet, crunchy goodness of Golden Grahams cereal? Well, if you’re anything like me, you have fond memories of Golden Grahams cereal from your childhood.

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The combination of sweet, golden graham squares with cold milk was the perfect breakfast treat. But as an adult, finding time for a proper sit-down breakfast can be tough. That’s where Golden Grahams Cereal Bars come in.

These tasty treats encapsulate the honeyed crunch of the beloved cereal, the sticky sweetness of marshmallows, and the rich, melting indulgence of chocolate. Each bite is a time machine, transporting me back to those simpler times filled with joy and boundless excitement.

History of the Dish

The story begins in the 1970s with the introduction of Golden Grahams cereal, a honey-infused delight that brought the taste of graham crackers to our breakfast tables. Fast forward to the early 2000s, when creative home cooks, inspired by the comforting flavors of s’mores, began combining Golden Grahams with marshmallows and chocolate.

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The result

A dessert bar that was an instant hit at potlucks, bake sales, and family gatherings. Over the years, these crunchy, sweet, and utterly addictive cereal bars have become a cherished recipe in countless kitchens, a testament to our collective love for nostalgic tastes and the ingenious reinvention of a breakfast classic.

What Can You Serve With Golden Grahams Cereal

So, you’re sitting there with a bowl of Golden Grahams and thinking, “This is great, but what can I do to jazz it up a bit?” Well, read on because you’re in for a treat.

First off, let’s talk fruits. Sliced bananas or strawberries can add a dash of natural sweetness and a pop of color to your breakfast landscape.

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More of a nutty person? Toss in some slivered almonds or chopped walnuts for an added crunch. If you’re feeling particularly daring, why not go for a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of cinnamon?

Or hey, take a walk on the wild side and combine it with another cereal—Coco Puffs, perhaps? The chocolatey crunch is like a rave in your mouth when paired with the honey-kissed goodness of Golden Grahams. The world is your cereal bowl, so don be afraid to mix and match to your heart’s content!

Golden Graham Cereal Bars ingredients


  • Golden Grahams cereal – this is the star of the show, providing a honey graham cracker-like flavor and a delightful crunch.
  • Butter – acts as a rich and creamy base, and helps to meld the ingredients together.
  • Marshmallows – they bring a sweet, sticky, and slightly vanilla flavor, acting as a binder for the cereal bars while also providing that signature s’mores-like texture.

Preparation Instructions

Ready to embark on a delightful culinary adventure with Golden Grahams Cereal Bars? Let’s get started!

First, show some love to your baking sheet or pan – butter it up or line it with parchment paper, ensuring your sweet creation won’t stick. Set it aside and prepare for the next step.

butter the mixing bowl

Next, take a large mixing bowl, and give it a good spritz with nonstick spray. This is where the magic begins, so set it aside and turn your attention to the main attraction.

melting the marshmallows

Now, it’s time to heat things up! In a large saucepan, start melting your butter on low heat. As it melts into a golden pool, add in those fluffy marshmallows. Stir frequently, encouraging them to melt into a creamy, dreamy mixture.

add golden grahams to a bowl

Once you’ve achieved marshmallow nirvana, pour your Golden Grahams cereal into your prepared mixing bowl.

pour melted marshmallows on golden grahams

Drizzle the magnificent marshmallow mixture over the top, and give it a good toss to coat those crunchy squares fully.

spread mixture on baking sheet

Time to get hands-on! Spoon your cereal mixture into the prepped pan or baking sheet, pressing it down to create a uniform layer. Your future cereal bars need a beauty rest now, so let them cool for at least an hour.

cut golden graham cereal bars

And finally, cut your creation into bars, serve them up, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

How to Switch This Up A Bit

Craving a twist on the classic Golden Grahams Cereal Bars?Try adding some crushed pretzels or drizzling caramel on top for a sweet and salty combo, or stir in some peanut butter for a nutty kick.

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Chocolate chips? Absolutely! They’ll melt into gooey pockets of joy.

Or, go tropical and mix in some dried coconut flakes. Heck, even a handful of pretzels could add a fun crunch! The beauty of this recipe is its flexibility. Feel free to unleash your culinary creativity and make it uniquely yours. Who knows? You might just stumble upon your next signature dish!


How should I store Golden Grahams Cereal Bars?

You can store Golden Grahams Cereal Bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you want to keep them fresh for longer, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Can I freeze Golden Grahams Cereal Bars?

Yes, you can freeze Golden Grahams Cereal Bars. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 2 months.

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How do I thaw frozen Golden Grahams Cereal Bars?

To thaw frozen Golden Grahams Cereal Bars, remove them from the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. You can also thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.

Yield: 8 - 10 servings

Golden Grahams Cereal Bars

golden graham cereal bars

Ah, Golden Grahams Cereal Bars—the breakfast of champions turned into the snack of champions. Who doesn't love the sweet, crunchy goodness of Golden Grahams cereal? Well, if you're anything like me, you have fond memories of Golden Grahams cereal from your childhood.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 6 cups cereal
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 - 10oz bag marshmallows


Butter or line with parchment paper a baking sheet or pan, set aside.

Spray a large mixing bowl with nonstick spray, set aside.

In a large saucepan on low heat melt the butter.

Add the melted butter to the marshmallows and stir very often until melted.

Pour the cereal into the prepared mixing bowl, pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the top, and toss to fully coat.

Spoon into a pan or baking sheet and press down to create an even layer.

Allow to cool for at least 1 hour.

Cut, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g
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