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Gluten-free Goodie of the Week: Crunchy vanilla, chocolate and coconut cereal bars

As a sweet and crunchy treat, this gluten-free recipe delivers fun and flavor! Add coconut and chocolate chips to these cereal bars for a tasty treat.

Crunchy vanilla, chocolate, and coconut cereal bars

This Gluten-free Goodie of the Week recipe for crunchy vanilla, chocolate and coconut cereal bars is a classic treat with a few flavorful twists. Whether you serve them up for a slumber party, as an after-school treat or as a sweet indulgence to snack on during the game, everyone will enjoy these bars!

For this fun recipe, we used gluten-free Vanilla Chex cereal for crunch and flavor. Vanilla Chex is the latest addition to Chex gluten-free cereals. There are no artificial flavors or colors in Vanilla Chex and they taste great whether they’re in milk or included as part of a fun treat.

Gluten can be found in many different foods and products, from ketchup to soy sauce to candy and seasonings. While tries to ensure these recipes are gluten-free, carefully read the ingredient labels of all food and food products you use for these recipes to ensure they are also gluten-free.

Crunchy vanilla, chocolate and coconut cereal bars recipe

Yields 12 large bars


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 8 cups Chex Vanilla gluten-free cereal
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag gluten-free marshmallows
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut flakes, plus 1 tablespoon
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with the nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Add the marshmallows and microwave for about a minute until they melt. Add the vanilla extract to the mixture and stir it together.
  3. Quickly add the cereal to the marshmallows and stir to incorporate.
  4. Add in the chocolate chips and 1/4 cup coconut flakes, and stir them into the cereal mixture.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the baking dish and lightly press down on it until it covers the baking dish evenly. Sprinkle the top with the 1 tablespoon of coconut flakes.
  6. Allow to cool, then use a knife to cut the mixture into bars, sized to your liking.

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