Microwave Cheerio Treats

"The kids will line up for these. They like to help make them too! Whenever I take these somewhere, I am always asked for the recipe."
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  • Put butter and marshmallows in lg microwave bowl.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes, until puffed.
  • Stir in the peanut butter; blend well.
  • Add cereal and M&M's; mix well.
  • Spoon into greased 13x9 baking dish; press down gently.
  • Cool before cutting.

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  1. This is a great recipe! I was nosing around the kitchen for something to make for my son's lunch. Amazingly enought I had all the ingrediants, I threw it together in less than 5 minutes. I couldn't have asked for a yummier recipe. I will definately make this over and over again. Thank you so much for sharing such a quick and easy recipe.
  2. I made this with my 3 lil' girls, and they had a blast! They loved it! Quick & easy...my kinda recipe...lol You can make it with or without the M&M's.... next time we're gonna try the mini M&M's...Thank you from myself, and my 3 lil' girls.. =)
  3. Yummy! Quick treat that the kids loved. The M & Ms do melt and crack when stirring in, I'd suggest adding them at the last possible moment and maybe refrigerating first if appearance is really important. Used organic nothing-added peanut butter which worked well. Am always looking for a good snack that's higher in protein for my picky son, these fit the bill. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  4. these were ok but most people said for some reason they tasted a little off. Not sure what it was. Maybe I would make them for a class party but not often
  5. I sent these in a "care" package to my son at college and he thought they were fantastic. (Of course my husband and I had to test them first, and we both rate the recipe "YUM, YUM!" My husband thought they may be a little too sweet--but me, what does too sweet mean?!! Thanks!


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
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