Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
Kids will love these colorful, crunchy bars from Christie Porter in Shipshewana, Indiana. They’re a fun twist on the traditional marshmallow crispy treats…and because they’re so easy, older kids could whip up a batch on their own! From Quick Cooking 2008
- 30 large marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 6 cups peanut butter Captain Crunch cereal
- 1 1⁄2 cups M&M's plain chocolate candy
- In a large saucepan, combine the marshmallows, butter and peanut butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cereal and M&M's.
- Pat into a 13-in. x 9-in. pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
I'm not sure if I can give these a really accurate rating as I didn't actually get to taste them, but they disappeared at a recent get together even though there was lots of other yummy food, so they must have been pretty decent. I actually used peanut butter cheerios because I couldn't find peanut butter cap'n crunch, but I think any peanut butter cereal would work. I guessed on the amount of marshmallows because we didn't have the large ones. Also instead of mixing in the m&ms I oiled my hands and pressed them over the top of the treats while they were still warm. That worked great. I was afraid the colors would run if I mixed them in. I found some red, white, and blue m&ms that worked well for fourth of july. This is a fun recipe that I think kids would definitely enjoy, but I think Recipe #396857 is still my favorite cereal bar. This recipe was also printed in the May/June 2007 issue of Simple and Delicious.
We made these for our Christmas trays ( I'm playing catch-up on reviews) and they were a great addition. I used holiday M&M's and they looked festive and tasted really yummy. They are a bit hard to get into the pan, but with a bit of work I got them....lol. I will use this recipe again, they are really good. Thank you for sharing this tasty recipe.