Monday, August 9, 2010

Lunch Box Ideas: Cheerios Treats

This was one of my very most used recipes when my kids were little. It was requested all the time by them and their dad. I haven't made it for several years and then it popped into my head that I needed to make them... SUPER YUMMY! They're very sweet and very addictive. This is a great lunch box dessert or after-school snack!

Cheerios Treats

1 c corn syrup
1 c sugar
1 1/2 c peanut butter
3 c cheerios
3 c rice crispies
1 ½ c m & ms (it’s best if you freeze them first)

Boil the corn syrup and sugar together until the sugar dissolves. Stir in peanut butter. In a large bowl, mix together remaining ingredients. Pour peanut butter mixture over the top. Stir well to coat. Press into a greased 9x13 pan. Let cool. Slice into squares.


Stephanie said...

Freezing the m&m's first - brilliant! I made s'mores popcorn balls once, I think freezing the chocolate and mini marshmallows would have made it a lot better, they ended up melting and spreading all over.

Anyway, delicious looking treat.

Garden of Egan said...

I'm not sending kids to school with lunches, but I'm gonna make these little numbers. YUMMY!

Carmen C. said...

Those look delicious Angie! I am filling my packages for soldiers and also did a post on my other blog because this is a GREAT cause and thank you for sharing it with me:)