These are an easy, fun treat kids can make to share with family and friends. The cranberries and walnuts add texture and color, and the chocolate chip frosting adds chocolate yumminess!
Walnut Berry Bars
1tablespoonbutterplus butter for pan
2cupsCalifornia walnutshalves and pieces
2cupspuffed rice cereal
1/2cupdark chocolate chips
California walnut halves for decoration
Lightly butter bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan. Set aside.
Place marshmallows and butter in mixing bowl. Heat in microwave on high power 1-2 minutes until marshmallows are puffy and softened.
Stir cereal, walnuts and cranberries into marshmallows. Mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Rub a little butter onto fingers and press mixture evenly into pan.
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. Stir until chips are smooth and melted. Spread on top of Walnut Berry Bars.
Press walnut halves on chocolate, placing in even 4 x 4 rows. Cool. Cut into 16 squares so there is one walnut half on each square.