Monday, January 6, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerio Treats

If a dessert combines peanut butter and chocolate, I like it.  It's that simple.  I don't care what type of dessert it is; if it has these two things, I'll eat it.

Rice Crispy treats are delicious (homemade, not store bought-yuck!).  BUT, I never buy Rice Crispies.  I do happen to often have cheerios on hand, however, and I always stock up on marshmallows in the fall when they are $.50 a package.  And peanut butter, well, I buy that stuff by the case at Smith's twice a year.  

What You'll Need:

*6 cups multigrain cheerios (or any cheerios that you have)
*1/2 cup peanut butter
*2 TBL butter
*1 (10 oz) package marshmallows
*Chocolate chips (optional, but delicious)

What to do:

*Grease a 9x13 pan with butter.
*In a pot over medium heat, melt the butter and peanut butter together.
*Add the bag of marshmallows and stir constantly so they don't stick to the side and burn. You can count this as your daily arm workout :)
*Once you have a big, gooey mess and the marshmallows have all melted, stir in your cheerios.
*Once the cheerios are evenly covered, pour the mixture into your 9x13 dish.  Press down. (Tip: coat a spatula with butter or oil and use it to spread/press down the tops.)
*Immediately sprinkle a few handfuls of chocolate chips over the top, and then gently press them down so that they'll stick to the treats.

Enjoy 1 or 5.  

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