Oat, Raisin & Fennel Seed Crispy Rice Bars

It's like trail mix dessertified.
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Oat, Raisin & Fennel Seed Crispy Rice Bars

Recipe by Grant Melton

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 1 bag (10.5 oz.) plus 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 4 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tbsp. water

Preparation

Mix It Up: Line a 9-by-13-inch pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. In a large pot, melt the butter over high heat. Add the bag of marshmallows and 1/2 tsp. salt and, using a silicone spatula, stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Add the cereal, oats, raisins, walnuts, fennel seeds, cinnamon, and nutmeg. and mix until evenly coated. Mix in the remaining 2 cups marshmallows, stirring just until incorporated but not melted. 

Top It Off: Transfer the cereal to the prepared pan. Spray a clean spatula with cooking spray; pat the cereal into an even layer. Let cool for 2 hours. In a small bowl, stir confectioners’ sugar and water and, using a fork, drizzle over the treats. Let stand until set, about 1 hour. Cut into squares.