Monday, August 3, 2009

Cereal Treats--3 receipes

Basic Rice Krispies, but also works great with cheerios
3 TBSP butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups cereal
melt butter, add marshmallows, stir until smooth, remove from heat, add cereal slowly, stirring well. Turn out treats into metal or glass pan sprayed with non-stick spray for best results.

Super easy, great for slightly stale cereal
Line baking sheet with foil, then add cereal. Cut generous chunks of almond bark (regular or chocolate flavor) and place on top of cereal then pop into a pre-heated oven on low heat. If you use smaller, dense cereal like rice krispies or cheerios,you can add more almond bark to make it like brittle candy.

This is my favorite to make with corn flakes, but can use any kind of cereal. If using small cereals, you may need to add more than the 4 cups recommended.
2/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter
4 cups cereal
Melt corn syrup and brown sugar until it comes to a full rolling boil, add vanilla extract, then stir in peanut butter. Once smooth, add cereal. Turn out into a glass or metal pan sprayed with non-stick spray. Cut into bars and enjoy.

1 comment:

Jess said...

Now this is funny that you mention making these with Cheerios cause last night my husband and I were looking at our MASSIVE cereal collection (VERY successful Shaw's shopping trip!) and he saw a box of Cheerios and said he hates them, won't eat them, because thats the ONLY cereal his mom ever got when he was growing up and how when she made Rice Crispy Treats she didn't even use Rice Crispy's but she crushed up Cheerios instead. I kinda felt bad for him, hehe