Cheerio Treats Recipe
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Cheerio Treats Recipe

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In Wynot, Nebraska, Penny Reifenrath uses peanut butter, Cheerios and candies to put a tooth-tingling spin on marshmallow-cereal bars. "Whether I take them to picnics or bake sales, I'm always asked for the recipe," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:15 servings
Quick Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 5 cups Cheerios
  • 1 cup milk chocolate M&M's

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 230 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Place butter and marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until melted. Stir in peanut butter until blended. Add the cereal and M&M's. Spoon into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan; press down gently. Cool slightly before cutting. Yield: 15 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Cheerio Treats in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p40

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"Fun treat and so quick and easy to make!"

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013


Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"very, very good! my 92 year old uncle LOVED them."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"Although my grandchildren ate it all before I could taste it, lol, I am guessing it is very good. I only had a half bag of white and half bag of candy cane marshmallows so I mixed them together and left the M&M's out. Would definitely make it again based on the grandchildren asking that I make it again."

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

"very good, and lots of requests for the recipe!"

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