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Walnut Berry Bars

Walnut Berry Bars
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  • 16 ServingsServings


  • 20 large marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon butter, plus butter for pan
  • 2 cups California walnuts, halves and piece
  • 2 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Walnut halves for decoration



1 Lightly butter bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan. Set aside.

2 Place marshmallows and butter in mixing bowl. Heat on High power 1-2 minutes until marshmallows are puffy and softened.

3 Stir cereal, walnuts and cranberries into marshmallows.

4 Mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Rub a little butter onto fingers and press mixture evenly into pan.

5 Make the chocolate frosting by placing chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on High power 1-2 minutes until chips are softened, not melted

6 Stir until chips are smooth and melted. Spread on top of Walnut Berry Bars.

7 Press walnut halves on chocolate, placing in even 4x4 rows. Cool. Cut into 16 squares so there is one walnut half on each square.

Source: California Walnut Board