PEANUT BUTTER CHEERIOS BARS — The classic O-shaped cereal is mixed with a marshmallow and peanut butter coating, then shaped into bars in this tasty treats that’s loved by both kids and adults.
If you’ve been craving a dessert that will take you back to your childhood, then these Peanut Butter Cheerios Bars are a must make!
I recently came across a box of Cheerios in the depths of my pantry and knew that they weren’t likely to be eaten for breakfast. My boys haven’t eaten Cheerios since they were toddlers, and they’re teenagers and adults now.
So I figured I’d have to come up with a creative way to use my new found box of cereal. And these delicious Cheerios bars were just the thing.
I had something like a Rice Krispies Treat in mind, but with the addition of peanut butter, and decided I’d adapt an existing recipe to satisfying my peanut butter cravings.
I know people have been making no-bake cereal bars like this for years, but that’s how my version of the recipe was born.
I quickly found out that everyone at my house still loved Cheerios. No one had outgrown their favorite childhood finger food after all.
At least, not when it was made into these crunchy, chewy treats made with marshmallows, peanut butter, and a splash of vanilla. I think my boys actually loved these as much as my Rice Krispies Treats.
Which got me wondering how many other cereals I could transform into desserts? I have made a version with Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I’m sure the possibilities are as endless as the varieties of cereal available.
This is also a great treat to make with kids of any age who love helping in the kitchen. Simple to make and fun to eat, the results will make any young chef proud.
Don’t wait until you find an abandoned box of cereal in your pantry to make these Peanut Butter Cheerios Bars. They’re worth going out and buying a box of Cheerios for today!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Peanut Butter Cheerios Bars
- Peanut butter
- Miniature marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 6 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- 8 cups Cheerios cereal
- Coat a 9 x 13 inch pan with butter. Measure out the cereal in a large bowl and set aside.
- In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add the peanut butter and marshmallows and cook and stir until completely melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla and salt.
- Pour marshmallow mixture over cereal and stir gently to coat well. Press mixture into prepared baking pan using a sheet of buttered wax or parchment paper. Cool and cut into squares.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 4g
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