Thursday, October 11, 2007

Marshmallow "Rios" Bars & Honey Peanut Squares

As promised, here are not 1 but 2!! yummy desserts that you can probably whip up from what you have in your pantry---especially if you have little ones! By the way, you might know them better as Cheerios, but in our household, for some reason??? we started calling them "Rios", and the name stuck.

Marshmallow "Rios" Bars
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Prep time: 15 minutes
Start to finish: 1 hour
Makes 24 bars


3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 bag (10 1/2 oz) miniature marshmallows (6 cups)
5 cups Cheerios cereal

Grease 13x9-inch pan. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows; stir constantly until mixture is melted and smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in cereal until evenly coated. Using buttered back of spoon or hands, press mixture firmly in pan; cool. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store loosely covered.

Honey Peanut Squares--my husband prefers these!!
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Prep time: 15 minutes
Start to finish: 1 hr 15 minutes
Makes 36 squares


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey or light corn syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups Cheerios cereal
1/2 cup salted peanuts

Grease 9-inch square pan. In large saucepan, heat sugar and honey just to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Stir in cereal and peanuts until evenly coated. Press evenly into pan, using buttered back of spoon. Cool 1 hour. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows and store loosely covered.

A confession: Neither of these treats last very long in our house, but luckily they don't take very long to make either :-)



Melinda said...


Stephanie said...

Cheerios ROCK!!!

d said...

the marshmallow one is no good... the honey one is the way to go! But it needs more cheerios than the recipe calls for, or else you get a lot of pooled honey stuff at the bottom of the pan... it still tastes good, but it can take more cheerios, although I'm not exactly sure how much more, since I've never added the more cheerios.