These marshmallow cereal bars are a fun snack, breakfast on the go and great for lunch boxes. Use your favorite cereal and enjoy!

Cheerios remind me of tea parties.

Tea parties when I was a kid consisted of cheerios and water. Rather extravagant wouldn’t you agree? Back-in-the-day there was only one kind of cheerio and it came in a giant yellow box. It finally dawned on me while in the cereal section that there are a TON of different kinds of cheerios now. I mean there’s apple-cinnamon, fruity, multi-grain and CHOCOLATE! I don’t mean to sound whiny *ahem General Mills* but why couldn’t you have sported these flavors when I was a kid?

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Sugar cereals were totally banned from my childhood pantry… but I bet ya fifty bucks that if it had Cheerios on the front my Mom would have bought it! The fruity Cheerios would’ve easily replaced the leaves-your-breath-smelling-like-stinky-feet yellow box for sure. Just sayin.

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To Make These Marshmallow Cereal Bars You Will Need:

11 ounces cheerios (I used multi-grain with oat clusters)

1/4 cup sliced almonds

2 tablespoons salted butter

pure vanilla extract

6 ounces mini-marshmallows

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I’m using 11 ounces cheerios, the multi-grain kind because they have oat clusters that I love. As I’ve said before, the fruity Cheerios would be incredible in this recipe, maybe just omit the almonds.

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Add 1/4 cup of almond into the cereal and toss together with you impeccably clean fingers.

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Line a 13×9 pan with some parchment paper to keep the bars from sticking to the pan. No sprays needed, promise.

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Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large pot. I twirled the pot to get the butter up along the sides so the marshmallow would stick less.

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Add in the 6 ounces of mini-marshmallows. The regular size would work but it will take a lot longer to get those suckers to melt… and who has time for THAT?

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Keep on stirring.

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When the marshmallows are just about completely melted add in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

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If there are a few lumps it’s really no bigs. Who would cry over a lump of marshmallow in their cereal bar? Uhhhh not this girl.

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Dump in the cereal and almonds.

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Mix it all around until the melty-marshmallow goodness is through-out.

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Transfer it into the prepared 13 x 9 pan.

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I quickly greased up my fingertips with some coconut oil and pressed the cereal mound into the pan. It takes all of two seconds. You could also use wax paper to do this.

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Now just sit and stare at it while it cools. Painful? yes. But totally worth it. When I’m making Rice Krispies Treats, I never EVER get it to this stage of the game. We eat it straight out of the pan while still warm.

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The very moment they are cooled, remove and slice into 20 or so bars.

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This is my attempt and some pretty wrappers for the bars. Fail? Maybe. Thank you brown paper bags that I’ve had for 5 years and never seem to run out of.

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The rest went into a storage container. A perfect afternoon snack or as a grown-up breakfast, now if there’s one perk to being a grown up then it’s being able to have marshmallow cereal bars for breakfast!

Enjoy! And if you give this recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Marshmallowy Cereal Bars
Yield: makes 20 bars

Marshmallowy Cereal Bars

These marshmallow cereal bars are a fun snack, breakfast on the go and great for lunch boxes. Use your favorite cereal and enjoy!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 11 ounces cheerios (I used multi-grain with oat clusters)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 6 ounces mini-marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine the cereal with the almonds and set aside.
  2. In a large pot melt the butter. Add in the mini-marshmallow and stir until almost completely melted. Add in the vanilla and stir. Next add in the cereal/almond mixture and fold the cereal in with the marshmallow.
  3. Add the cereal mixture into a parchment lined 13x9 pan.
  4. With lightly oiled finger tips, press the cereal into the pan. Let the cereal cool for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Remove and with a sharp knife, cut the cereal into 20 equal sized bars. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.