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