Thursday, December 24, 2015

Sweet Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

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These are so good.

I mean it. So so good.

And super simple, too.

They're the perfect treat to bring to a holiday party, a potluck any time of the year, and can even be made-gluten free (cereal choice) and/or peanut free (nut butter choice) if you want or need to.

INGREDIENTS:

5 cups of cereal (round circle-O-type cereal)
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
(creamy works best, but I am sure crunchy would be fine, too - as would any other nut butter)
1 tsp vanilla (optional - but I used it)

I first tried these a few years ago when I found them on Real Mom Kitchen. And I haven't made them in a while - but holiday break started this week and I needed something to keep my kiddo busy. So - cereal treats it was!

Step one.
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Combine the sugar and corn syrup on the stove. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for exactly one minute. Trust me - time this - if you do it too little or too long you'll mess up your treats.

Step two.
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Remove from the heat and stir in peanut butter. This is the point you'd add the vanilla in, as well.

Step three:
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Add cereal. Stir until the cereal is completely covered.

Step four.
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Scoop onto parchment lined cookie sheets. We used an ice cream scooper - the kind with the lever - because it was the easiest way to avoid sticky fingers and extra utensils.

Step five.
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Chill in the fridge for about 30-60 minutes. Store in a tightly sealed container. I store them in the fridge, and they're kind of hard when you first bite into them - like tooth-breaking hard - but they're still so good. You could probably take them out for a little bit before serving and they'd be just as delicious. Enjoy!

4 comments:

nancy@skinnykitchen.com said...

These look really yummy Andrea! Pinned, yummed and stumbled.

nancy@skinnykitchen.com said...

These look really yummy Andrea! Pinned, yummed and stumbled.

Liz Mays said...

It looks like you're eating just as deliciously at your house as I am at mine. Pull up a chair and let's have snacks together!

sassytownhouseliving said...

I just bought a fresh box of Cheerios too! I can't wait to try this. They look every so yummy and easy too!

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