Coconut-Pecan Cereal Bars

Two hours feels like an eternity to wait to cut into these.

1 package (7 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut (I used unsweetened and they turned out great)

1 1/2 cups pecan halves

nonstick cooking spray

1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 cups cornflakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut on a large rimmed baking sheet. Place pecans on the other side if there is room, otherwise on another baking sheet. Toast until fragrant and lightly browned, about 15-20 minutes, tossing occasionally.

Meanwhile, coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray; line with a strip of waxed paper (leaving an overhang on two sides). Spray paper.

In a large pot over medium-low, heat marshmallows and butter until melted, 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

Stir cornflakes, coconut, and pecans into warm marshmallow mixture. Transfer to prepared pan; press in firmly with a metal spatula (coated with spray to prevent sticking). Cool until firm, about 2 hours. Remove from pan, peel off paper. Using a serrated knife, cut into squares.