Do you love easy no bake treats? There are plenty of times when we enjoy making a quick treat for the house full of kids, or teens. One of our favorite treat recipes the family really enjoys is Cheerios treats with peanut butter. They are easy to make, and easy to take which is a bonus if you are having a party or going to a party.
This is an easy recipe that can be made under 30 minutes. The dessert treats are great for back to school parties, birthday parties, Halloween and various get together s. We sometimes make them just for after school. When ever you make these I’m sure your family and friends will enjoy them too.
Cheerios Treats With Peanut Butter
How To Make Cereal Bar Treats
Supplies you’ll need are a big mixing bowl, spatula, microwaveable bowl and Pyrex dish (9 x 13). If taking them to a party grab a few disposable aluminum pans and wax paper.
Groceries you’ll need are:
- Mini Marshmallows
- Box of Honey Nut Cheerios or your favorite Cheerios (equal to 5 cups)
- Bag of M & M’s
- Peanut Butter
- Pam (non stick cooking spray)
Pre measure your Cheerios, M & M’s and peanut butter adding them into your larger mixing bowl. Set to the side.
In a smaller microwaveable bowl (pre -sprayed) add marshmallows and butter.
Pour over and into your premeasured large mixing bowl with Cheerios (you can use any type of Cheerios you’d like), M & M’s and creamy peanut butter. (I like using a heat proof spatula.) Like peanuts? Use the M & M’s candies with peanuts.
Cheerios With Peanut Butter And M & M's
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 package 10-1/2 ounces miniature marshmallows
- 1/2 cup peanut butter creamy
- 5 cups Honey Nut Cheerios or your favorite Cheerios
- 1 cup milk chocolate M & M's candies or peanut M & M's candies
Spray EVERYTHING that will touch the marshmallows mixture with nonstick cooking spray. (even the spatula)
Pre Measure into large mixing bowl: Cheerios cereal, peanut butter and M&M's, set to side.
Place butter and marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until melted.
Pour melted mixture into pre-measured Cheerios cereal, peanut butter and M&M's.
Mix gently but, well.
Spoon into a greased 13 x 9-in. pan; press down gently. Cool slightly before cutting.
If taking them to a party cut the treats and place into aluminum pans with lids that have been lined with wax paper.
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Cheerio Treats in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p40
Our other treat recipes you might enjoy;
- 30 minute Homemade Granola Recipe
- Homemade Granola Bars Recipe And How to
- Easy Breakfast Snack Cookies
- Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
- Milk Dunkin Oatmeal Cookies
- Apple Crisp Recipe
- Patriotic Treat Recipe
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- We have updated this recipe from our 2013 version.