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Cheerio Marshmallow Treats Recipe

This easy Cheerio marshmallow treats recipe makes a tasty cereal bar similar to Rice Krispies treats, but with Cheerios and peanut butter! It's a perfect treat for kids' lunches and after school snacks!

This easy Cheerio marshmallow treats recipe makes a tasty cereal bar similar to Rice Krispies treats, but with Cheerios and peanut butter! It’s a perfect treat for kids’ lunches and after school snacks!

Ingredients

3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 pkg. mini marshmallows (6 cups)
1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
5 cups Cheerios cereal

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9×13 pan well.
  2. Microwave the butter in a large bowl on high for 45 seconds or until melted.
  3. Stir in marshmallows, coating with the butter.
  4. Microwave on high 1 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring after 45 seconds. Watch carefully in case you need to stir more frequently.
  5. Mix in peanut butter and immediately add cereal.
  6. Lightly mix to coat well with the peanut butter.
  7. With a greased spatula or wax paper, press the mixture into the baking pan.

Notes

  • Mix 1 cup of M & M’s or raisins and 1/2 cup of peanuts. Add to the mixture at the same time you add the cereal.