let’s call them cheerio bars

I used a recipe for Rice Krispies Treats, but I used honey nut cheerios instead of Rice Kripies. And I found a variation where you add coconut and coconut extract, so I did that too.

When the kids got home from school I told them I made them a treat.
“They are kind of like Rice Krispie bars.”
“What’s that?” Andrew asks.
“you don’t know what Rice Krispie bars are?”
“Do you know what Rice Krispies are?”
“ok. well. I think you are going to like them.”

My kids are so weird. How do they not know this stuff??

Cherrio Bars

3 T butter
10 oz bag of marshmallows
1/2 t salt
1/2 t almond extract
6 cups cheerios
1 cup flaked coconut

Melt the butter and marshmallows in a pan on the stovetop, stirring until smooth. Add salt and extract to the melted marshmallow mix. In a large bowl combine coconut and cheerios. Pour marshmallow mixture over the cereal mixture and stir until cereal is evenly coated. Press mixture into a 9×13 inch glass pan using wax paper to protect your hands from becoming WAY too messy. Allow bars to cool before cutting.

Delicious! :)

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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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5 Responses to let’s call them cheerio bars

  1. Jen says:

    Lol. I actually do the same, except I put in granola cereal. Voila! Homemade granola bars that my Hubby can take to work and their cheaper and healthier than buying them.

    Yours look yummy!!

  2. Miss Vicki says:

    But did they eat them?!

  3. kate o. says:

    holy smokes! i want to run to the store right now. i love every item on that ingredient list.

  4. Plume says:

    I have every single ingredient listed, plus two Cheerios-loving kids [that don’t know what Rice Krispies or their treats are ;)]. I think I just found my weekend baking project to do with the kiddos.

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