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, because tea parties when I was a kid consisted of cheerios and water. Rather extravagant wouldn’t you agree? Back-in-the-daaay 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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Okay. Back to the cereal bars. These are like Rice Krispies Treats if you think about it. But jazzed up a bit.

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I’m using the multi-grain with some oaty clusters… but as I said before, the fruity Cheerios would be SOOO rock solid in this recipe, maybe just minus the almonds and replace with… sprinkles!!

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Add a quarter 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 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 the 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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Plop it into the 13×9…

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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.

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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.

It.is.awesome.

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The very moment they are cooled; remove and slice into twenty or so bars. Orrrrr don’t cut it at all… just eat it as one giant bar! How fun is that?

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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 these Marshmallow Cereal Bars a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging 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 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 11 ounces cheerios (I used multi-grain with oat clusters)
  • 6 ounces mini-marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 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: 112 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 94mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g Protein: 3g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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