Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cheerio Treats

I love fancy desserts, don't get me wrong, but there's something about a simple, quick, and yummy treat.
My mom used to make Cheerio treats when I was a kid and I haven't had these in years before randomly remembering them a few days ago. Naturally, I had to make them ASAP.
They're just as good as I remember... the chewy-ness of the marshmallow and peanut butter flavor plus the crunchy-sweetness of the cheerios make for such a yummy dessert.
Best of all, I guarantee your kids (if you have em) will love these, as long as you don't eat them all first. That's what I would do.

5 cups Honey Nut Cheerios (I used a combo of Honey Nut and regular to cut down the sweetness)
1 package (aprox 6 cups) miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter

Grease pan (I used 13x9 but an 8x8 would make thicker bars)
Put butter, marshmallows, and peanut butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave (at full power) for 2 minutes.
Stir until marshmallow is smooth and ingredients are well-mixed.
Add cheerios, mix well to coat cereal.
Press mixture into pan (I find a rubber spatula helps a bunch with this, the mixture is sticky!)
Let cool, cut into bars, and enjoy!


  1. yum!!!! those sound delicious!!

  2. So now I have to try this...sounds way to good!

  3. These sound sooo good! I love Cheerios!

  4. Oh my god, these sound so delicious.
    xo, Maria

  5. These look delicious too...and something I think Jordan would like. I have a ton of cheerios in my pantry - I think I just need marshmallows.
    I am loving all the recipes you're sharing lately!! :)

  6. Heyy! just found your blog - thanks for sharing this!

  7. That looks good!

    New follower and loving your ideas.


  8. Ooh these look good! I love me some rice crispy treats so this looks like a neat alternative!! :) I wonder how they would taste with CHOCOLATE cheerios?!

  9. Just saw your link over at Six Sisters Stuff and HAD to come over and check out your recipe! These look so yummy!

    I'd love for you to link up a few recipes at my weekend link party that is going on right now @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Hope to see you there!

  10. Love this! I'd like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.

    Hope to see you there :)



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