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?”
“no.”
“Do you know what Rice Krispies are?”
“no.”
“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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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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