Connecticut Feature: Cereal Treat Bars with Jack

Summertime is known to be a time of year when things slow down and the days are longer. For a working mom with two kids, that logic doesn’t always apply. I am fortunate enough to have one day off a week from my normal 8-5 routine, and choose to spend that day catching up on some quality time with my two little babes. This week, I was excited to incorporate some baking into the mix with Make & Taste. My three year old was more than thrilled to take part in the easy, non-messy Cheerios Krispy treat recipe that Nicole put together for us. Easy and non-messy…just what I want to hear when I am told we are baking. Having never been a baker, this was a perfect recipe for us to do together. Did I mention it was easy, and non-messy? How refreshing (and fun!) to bake with my kids and still have the energy and patience to head out to the splash park afterwards. As these “long” summer days are going by fast, I refuse to miss a beat…or an opportunity to indulge in something sweet.

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Cereal Treat Bars

Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yields: 24

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 1 bag (10 oz) - Miniature Marshmallows
  • 5 Cups - Cheerios™ cereal
  • Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 2 ounces - Baking Chocolate
  • 3 Tablespoons - Butter

Method

  1. Line a 13x9 inch pan with parchment paper. Set aside
  2. In a medium size pan melt the butter and add the marshmallows. Stir until smooth
  3. Add the cereal to the marshmallow mixture and stir until cereal is coated. Remove from the heat
  4. Pour cereal treat mixture into the parchment lined pan. With the spoon, press and move the mixture around until it's an even layer
  5. Cool for 10 minutes
  6. While the cereal treats cool, prepare the chocolate drizzle
  7. Fill a medium sauce pan half way with water, place a medium size bowl over top of the sauce pan and heat to a low boil
  8. While the water is heating place the butter and chocolate into the bowl, stir until the chocolate and butter is melted
  9. Once the chocolate is ready, use a knife or cookie cutters to cut the cereal treats. Once cut, drizzle with chocolate

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