Quick Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cheerio Treats

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The other day I wanted a quick little treat, that didn’t involve baking, so I whipped this up really fast.  It was SUPER EASY, the girls LOVED it and it had the added benefit of fiber from the Cheerios… no, I am NOT technically calling this a healthy dessert.  It is still a dessert, but if needed permission from the fiber police to eat some treats… you got it!

 

Am I the only one that laughs and the description of a healthy dessert, well, something other than fresh berries?  Cuz magically the 2 cups of sugar contained in the cookies is counteracted by the added 1/2 a cup of pumpkin or something like that, so a 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin per serving equals healthy?  Sorry, I’m not the only one right?.. I hope?

 

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cheerio Treats!

Servings 15; About 10 minutes or less to prepare!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter  (optional)
  • 5 cups Cheerios
  • 1 cup Semi sweet chocolate chips (or you could use M&M’s or Reese’s pieces)
  • (Sprinkles Optional… but in a house full of little girls, sprinkles make everything more exciting!)

Directions

  • Pour your 5 cups of cheerios into a large bowl.  Set aside.
  • Place the butter and marshmallows in a large sauce pan over medium heat.  Stir continuously while heating, until smooth,  Add in the peanut butter stir until blended.
  • Pour mixture over Cheerios, fold in until all pieces are covered.  Add chocolate chips, don’t stir quite as much just distribute evenly throughout.
  • Pour into a lightly greased 13 x 9 pan and press into place.  Add sprinkles if desired. Cool slightly before serving.

 

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  1. Samuel Bogale and Kathy Stumm Bogale Calgary Alberta says

    We will definitely try out this recipe on our kids! Thanks for sharing!

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