easy cereal treats

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July will be over in two days, and with it so too will be my no-bake recipe streak.  At least that’s the plan.

These weren’t even part of the plan.  These were the result of me actually having cereal for breakfast on Sunday morning, and realizing that I have far too many boxes of cereal… and that the only option (aside form throwing them away) was to eat my way out (much like the Pop Tart in that new commercial).

Clearly, throwing out boxes and boxes of perfectly good cereal is not an option.  So, I made a plan to eat my way out of my cereal problem… With math!

Everyone knows that marhsmallows + cereal = delicious.  See?  Math!  So, I found my last two bags of marshmallows, picked my most promising (and full) two  boxes of cereal… and then… this happened.

See?  Easy.

And the winners?  Well, those were easy to choose.

      

Oh yeah, did I forget to tell you that this was a double feature?  Two recipes, one post.

Well, two cereals, the recipe is pretty much the same, hence the one post.  Cookies & Cream, and Cinnamon Roll.  Yeah, I know I just made oreo krispy treats, but these are different.  You don’t have to add any cookies to them, because the cereal is already full of delicious cookie flavor.

Of course, a few Oreos never hurt anyone, did they?

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BF liked the cookies n cream better, I liked the cinnamon roll better.  You will have to make both and decide for yourself.

As an added bonus, you can easily modify the recipe to your liking with any cereal of your choosing.  Think: Trix, or Peanut Butter Crunch, even Kix!

And now, with 2 boxes down, I’ve only got 7 more to get through before I can start buying more cereal…. I’m totally not exaggerating.

Cookies & Cream Cereal Treats

Makes one 9-by-13-inch pan

Printable Recipe

  • 6 cups cereal
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag mini marshmallows
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup vanilla or white chocolate chips

1.  Melt butter in a large pot over low heat.  Add marshmallows and stir until melted.  Remove from heat and add cereal, stirring to coat.  Add chocolate and vanilla chips.

2.  Press mixture  into 9 by 13-inch pan.  Cool completely and then slice into desired-size bars.

 

Cinnamon Roll Cereal Treats

Makes one 9-by-13-inch pan

Printable Recipe 

  • 6 cups cereal
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag mini marshmallows
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup cinnamon chips

1.  Melt butter in a large pot over low heat.  Add marshmallows and stir until melted.  Remove from heat and add cereal, stirring to coat.  Add cinnamon chips.

2.  Press mixture  into 9 by 13-inch pan.  Cool completely and then slice into desired-size bars.

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6 thoughts on “easy cereal treats

  1. At first I thought you combined those two cereals into one krispie treat and for a moment there I wasn’t so sure…but I never should have doubted you, Natalie. You definitely know your way around a krispie treat recipe! These look so yummy. I’ll have to be on the lookout for fun cereal flavors. I never think to buy cereal.

  2. first of all, “my LAST TWO BAGS of marshmallows…?” you have a serious problem. :)

    math is the BEST when it comes to solving food problems. how to get rid of delicious cereal? cereal treats…done. because it uses SO many cups of cereal, and…since you can’t have “remainders” without causing a problem, you just eat the rest in a bowl like normal cereal. it’s perfect.
    now i’m torn as to which one to try first, and i’m a little angry because you’re making YOUR cereal problem MY cereal problem, because if i buy one box, i buy all the boxes.

    • LOL, the best part is that Aaron came home like 5 minutes later and was mad that we were out of marshmallows, “I ASKED YOU IF WE NEEDED ANYTHING AT THE STORE” lol… Like yeah, babe, that doesn’t fall under the “need” category.

      I should be alleviating your problem, you can just live vicariously through me! ;) But you should probably buy that cinnamon roll crunch.

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