Cheerio Marshmallow Bars

Have you ever accidentally bought your kid PLAIN cheerios when they are on a steady diet of the Honey Nut kind? Well let me tell you what happens… toddlers toss those little oat rings right on the floor and demand the sweet goodness they deserve. Since I’m not one to waste food, I turned them into a tasty treat, using an updated version of everyone’s favorite cereal bar recipe. Score 1 for Mom.


3 tbsp. unsalted butter
10 ½ oz. bag mini marshmallows
5 cups plain Cheerios
½ cup chocolate chips
½ cup peanut butter chips

Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper. In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter for 30 seconds at a time until fully melted. Add bag of mini marshmallows to melted butter and microwave on high for 1 minute. Mix butter and marshmallows together with a rubber spatula (marshmallows should be fully melted and smooth). Fold Cheerios into marshmallow mixture until combined. Allow to cool for 30 seconds, then add chocolate and peanut butter chips. Using spatula, press mixture into lined baking dish. Cut into squares when cool. Enjoy!