Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by MarthaStewartWanabe

These are not your typical cereal treats. The marshmallow mixture that holds these goodies together is lightly flavored with peanut butter and chocolate, and the cereal used is a mixture of Cocoa Krispies and Honey Bunches of Oats. Frankly, I used Honey Bunches of Oats simply because I ran out of Rice Krispies, but I'm enjoying the finished product much better this way. My family gives it eight thumbs up, and I hope yours likes it too!

Top Review by portiamhhb

I used 7 cups of plain cheerios, as I had neither cocoa krispies or honey bunches. I added an extra TB of cocoa powder to offset the non-cocoa cereal. I also used a 1/4 cup of butter, rather than 2 TB, because... more butter... don't judge me! ;) The beauty of cereal treats is that there are SO many variations to try. I will absolutely be making this one again, though.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter and peanut butter.
  2. Coat a 9-inch x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until mixture is melted and smooth. Then add cocoa powder and vanilla and stir until fully incorporated. Remove from heat.
  4. A little at a time, stir in cereal until marshmallow mixture is fully incorporated. Pour into prepared baking pan. Using your hands, lightly-sprayed with cooking spray, press cereal mixture into baking pan.
  5. Allow to cool. With a sharp knife, slice into desired-sized pieces and enjoy!

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