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Easy Apple Jacks Marshmallow Treats use only 5 ingredients and take just a few minutes to make. It’s a no bake dessert for kids of all ages!

apple jacks marshmallow treats bars stacked

We’ve been having super hot temperatures lately — We’re talking around the 120 degree mark! Not fun, but it happens every year around this time, so c’est la vie, right?! So, I’ve been sticking with easy, no-bake desserts, such as these easy Apple Jacks Marshmallow Treats. That’s right — crispy cereal bars made from Apple Jacks!

Here’s the funny part about this recipe — The Hubs and I had the exact same idea. Isn’t that weird?! We were picking up some groceries, when I noticed the Apple Jacks on the shelf. The kids don’t get sugary cereal for breakfast, but I thought that it would be fun to try and make a treat with them, and Hubby actually said it out loud before I did.
That’s what happens when you’ve been married for a billion years like we have, and so I just had to make them!

I make Rice Krispies treats and other no bake cereal bars all the time when it’s warm out. Here are a few of them:

apple jacks marshmallow treats no bake

This recipe is similar to those. Actually, it’s most like the Marshmallow Krispy Treats, only you use Apple Jacks cereal instead of Rice Krispies. I made a few other minor adjustments with this one, and these no bake treats are just plain yummy!

crispy cereal bars made with apple jacks and marshmallows

They’re also super easy. In fact, my youngest daughter made a second batch all by herself since the first batch somehow disappeared overnight. That happens frequently around here, although no one can tell me exactly how it happens!

The kids just loved these marshmallow treats, and when you first make them, it’s fun to pull them apart. They’re very stretchy and super ooey gooey!

They’re also pretty sweet, so when the kids asked if they could have them for breakfast, my answer was definitely no.

But they’re perfect for an easy no-bake dessert!

no bake cereal bars made with apple jacks cereal and marshmallows

 How to Make Apple Jacks Marshmallow Treats

5 from 3 votes

Apple Jacks Marshmallow Treats

By: Dee
Apple Jacks Marshmallow Treats are easy no bake cereal bars made with Apple Jacks cereal and marshmallows
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 bars


  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 10 ounce bag of miniature marshmallows
  • 7 cups of Apple Jacks cereal
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
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  • On medium heat, melt the butter and the marshmallows in a large sauce pan, stirring frequently with a spatula.
  • When marshmallows are completely melted, turn off heat and stir in the cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  • Add the cereal, and stir until fully combined.
  • Spread the mixture in a buttered 13x9-inch baking dish, and press down with spatula until even.
  • Refrigerate until the cereal is firm, and then cut into squares.


Serving: 16bars, Calories: 79kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 89mg, Potassium: 14mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 330IU, Vitamin C: 6.6mg, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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No Bake Apple Jacks Marshmallow Treats -- A quick and easy no bake dessert that's a perfect summer treat for kids of all ages

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  1. Mister Z says:

    I added “Bear Brand” powdered fortified milk the Philippine’s staple at the very end to add the store bought cereal bar with milk experience to the crunch! Nice recipe!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      That sounds like a great addition. Thanks for letting me know! 🙂

  2. Tulsi says:

    I’m thinking about making these!! looks so delicious! How would you store these?

    1. Dee says:

      You can store them in the fridge or just covered on the counter if it’s cool enough. 🙂