Cheerios Bar

 

FUNNY STORY:

I keep my grocery list on my fridge.  Everyone knows that’s where they put stuff they need from the store.

I have one rule, if it’s not on the list, it doesn’t get bought.

Last week, RJ wrote Cheerios.  So I bought Cheerios….the plain old school basic Cheerios. When I set it on the counter, he shrieked and said “That’s not what I wanted!”  I showed him the list. The list clearly said….Cheerios.  

Apparently he wanted Honey Nut Cheerios, because above all else, I should be able to read minds.  Now mind you, I didn’t just buy the small box of Cheerios. I bought the FAMILY SIZE which means a hell of a lot of cheerios needs to be eaten. 1 entire pound to be exact.  

Since he wasn’t going to voluntarily eat these doggone plain Cheerios, I had to come up with something because one way or another these damn cheerios needs to be eaten. I racked my brain for a few minutes and came up with something similar to Rice Krispy treats.  

 I put some of his favorite things in it – marshmallows, peanut butter & nutella.  This took me all of 10 minutes from start to finish and dare I say they taste pretty damn delish!  When my daughter got home she had 2 bars without any coaxing.

This means 3 things: 

  1. It’s delish 
  2. If she’s eating it, then everyone will eat it
  3. I win, the Cheerios will be gone in no time.

Here’s my Cheerios bar recipe. It’s super yummy. I also provide a few options to make it healthier. 

I hope you enjoy it!  Tag me on Instagram if you make it @heynayheyyy

CHEERIOS BARS

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cereal bar, snack
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1/2 LB or 1/2 box of Cheerios
  • 1 stick of butter save the wrapper
  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of nutella
  • 1 13x9 pyrex dish

Instructions

  • Use the butter wrapper and coat the pyrex dish, set aside
  • In a large pot, melt entire stick of butter
  • When butter is melted add the mini marshmallows
  • When marshmallows are completely melted add the peanut butter & nutella.
  • Mix thoroughly
  • Then add the Cheerios and mix well
  • Transfer Cheerios mix to buttered pyrex dish & set aside to cool

Notes

Optional:
Drizzle melted chocolate over top of the Cheerios
For a healthier option, use almond butter or sunflower butter instead of peanut butter
And add nuts and dried cranberries to the cheerios mix.

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