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Cheerios Treats

I recently decided to make cereal treats, which I hadn’t done in a LONG time.  I had pink and green marshmallows, and thought they would make cute treats.  I wasn’t sure how the pink and green would melt together, so I separated two bags into pink and green piles.

Cheerios Treats

I was out of crispy rice cereal, but had plenty of Cheerios on hand, so Cheerios Treats it was.  I was fine with that, since Cheerios are made with whole grains.

I melted the butter in the microwave, added pink marshmallows, and turned the microwave on again.  I was then distracted by one of my two little ‘uns.

Having no clue that I cooked the marshmallows far too long, I added the Cheerios and spread them out on the parchment in my half sheet pan.

Next up, green.

I repeated the microwave process, albeit with less distraction, and then spread the green cereal treats on the same sheet pan as the pink.

Cheerios Treats

Pretty, huh?

After they had time to set, I attempted to cut them.

IMG_1420The pink ones were harder than brick bats, and impossible to cut.  They made the short trip to the trash can.

Cheerios TreatsThe green ones, however, turned out perfect.  They made it to the cake plate, to be enjoyed by everyone.

As it turns out, everyone that tried the Cheerios Treats said that they preferred them over the rice cereal treats.   In fact, they disappeared so quickly, I had to make more before the weekend was over.  What a pity, right?  Because I only had half a bag of the pink and green ones left, I had to use mini white marshmallows in the new batch, but the pink and green made it cute anyway.

What started out as a pantry shortage solution has turned into a family favorite… I guess I will be making these again!


Cheerios Treats

Cheerios Treats


  • 5 cups Cheerios
  • 3 tablespoons butter, salted
  • 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  • Melt butter in microwave safe dish.
  • Add marshmallows and stir, coating marshmallows with the butter.
  • Microwave at 50% power for 1-2 minutes, being careful not to overheat marshmallows.
  • Add Cheerios to mixture, stirring with spoon that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Pour Cheerios mixture onto parchment covered half sheet pan.
  • Use either sprayed palms or sprayed spoon to spread mixture evenly.
  • Mixture will cover half of a 12x17 pan, may double recipe to cover entire pan.

How do you make your cereal treats?

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Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. I would prefer Cheerios treats (love my Cheerios). Thanks for sharing!

  2. How creative. I’ll have to try this.

  3. Ooh, they came out awesome!

  4. “The pink ones were harder than brick bats” – this made me giggle and has me wondering, just what is a brick bats? It must be a local saying, I’ve never heard of it. 🙂

  5. I’m scratching my head wondering what the heck is a brick bat. I’m assuming it must be something SO hard you can’t chew otherwise your pink treats would not have ended up in the trash lol. Anyhow, the recipe sounds great and I will be giving this a try because we love Cheerios. Now I’m off to clean my computer as it has soda dripping all over it from me laughing at the Brick Bats. Too freaking funny!

  6. The kidlets would love these!

  7. Thanks for the recipe! My son will love this!

  8. We make Cheerio treats here too since my kids love them more than Rice Krispy treats. I love the idea of using colored marshmallows!

  9. Love your recipe.Gonna give it a try for my child.

  10. I only thought rice crispies were capable of this. You’ve expanded my horizons 😉