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
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 each: 230 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g 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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hotfudgesundae User ID: 3463962 244270
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

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

cook4my5kidsandhub User ID: 6650348 106508
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013


selyfarm User ID: 3864563 64672
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

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

Daurice User ID: 6893338 43478
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."

ahalbersma User ID: 5421369 106497
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

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

Sunny1978 User ID: 3946676 58358
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"I made these because I didn't have any rice krispies in the house. I shouldve bought the rice krispies :( The moisture in the materials made the cheerios taste soft and stale. Overall they just didn't taste good."

gemj User ID: 6202375 135596
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"My mom and I made this when my daughter was little. We had found the recipe on a box of cheerios and couldn't find it anymore.My daughter is now in college and is asking for these in a care package."

jgoodnight User ID: 6168717 85908
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"I make this recipe for my daughter in college all the time I have even mailed it to her, she is always asking when I can make them for her. I use the holiday m & m's Halloween, Christmas, Easter colors makes them more fun.

When making, have the peanut butter measured ready to spoon in before starting to stir melted marshmallows, it sets up fast."

cookingirl78 User ID: 2185950 113529
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"I made this recipe when it was first published and it's been a family favorite ever since. My son just requested it again. It's a pretty healthy snack that I don't feel guilty about giving to him."

HeatherHH User ID: 1550099 45875
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"These are as easy to make as Rice Krispies. They're also healthier since the cereal is whole grain, and there's some peanut butter for protein. I like these better than regular Rice Krispy Treats and will probably make them again."

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