Cheerio Treats

These Cheerio Treats are an easy no-bake recipe with cheerios, marshmallows, peanut butter, and M&Ms.Cheerio Treats - an easy no-bake recipe with cheerios, marshmallows, peanut butter, and M&Ms. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Where do I start? It’s been a crazy two weeks. We evacuated for Hurricane Irma and have been in California waiting it out. Hurricane Irma was headed directly for our house and ended up taking a westward turn at the last second.

Although a lot of my friends are still without power, our neighborhood had minimal damage and were very fortunate. We are still praying for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and for those who lost a lot from Irma.

Truth is we were prepped for Hurricane Irma days before she landed. We did all that we could do and then hoped for the best. Being prepped so early allowed us to help our neighbors and friends put up shutters and get ready. All the anxious energy we had was put to good use.

Cheerio Treats - an easy no-bake recipe with cheerios, marshmallows, peanut butter, and M&Ms. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

The airport closed on Friday night and we were one of the last flights out. We had no idea what the destruction would be or what we would be coming back to. I mean Hurricane Andrew leveled houses. Not to mention hurricanes come with tornadoes and that is one of my worst nightmares.

It made me think though. If you could only bring your most valuable possessions and had to fit them in a carry-on, what would you bring? Since this was a real life situation for us, I can answer that. Nothing. I had my kids and my husband with me (along with original copies of birth certificates, etc.). That’s all I needed.

Cheerio Treats - an easy no-bake recipe with cheerios, marshmallows, peanut butter, and M&Ms. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Hours before our flight took off there was nothing to do but wait. In a dark house with the hurricane shutters on. I was going insane with anxiety.

Imagine all our outside furniture, our kid’s outdoor playhouse, and our boat in our dark house with one small light coming from the back door where we were waiting to put on the last shutter right before we left.

I was pacing back and forth in the kitchen. I have to make something. Some golf, some exercise, some watch TV to relax them. I make food. It’s like my Xanax.

But one small problem. I didn’t have any ingredients. I was trying to not buy anything since we were leaving indefinitely.

Cheerios – check. Marshmallows – check. Peanut butter – check. M&Ms…duh, always – check.

You don’t even need an oven for these. The kids and I made these Cheerio Treats in under 10 minutes. We cut them up and brought them for airplane snacks.  Cheerio Treats - an easy no-bake recipe with cheerios, marshmallows, peanut butter, and M&Ms. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

I wish someone had taken a picture of me taking a picture of these. A pitch dark house with one light streaming in from the back door. Me bent over a two foot area with the nose of our boat poking me in the back and our other sides of me patio furniture trying to get a shot before dusk. Yeah, I know. I’m crazy.

If you love these Cheerio Treats, you’ll love these Yogurt Dipped Cheerios Strawberries.

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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (10.5 oz) package miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 5 cups Honey Nut Cheerios (or regular)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate M&Ms
Instructions
  1. Place butter and marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl. 

  2. Microwave for 1-2 minutes or until ready to stir. Stir in peanut butter until blended. 

  3. Stir in the cereal and M&M's. Spoon into a greased 9x13 pan and press down gently. Let cool and then cut into squares.

Recipe Notes

Source: taste of home

 

Cheerio Treats - an easy no-bake recipe with cheerios, marshmallows, peanut butter, and M&Ms. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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  1. So glad you and your family are safe! I am headed out of town and before I left I saw the box of cheerios in my pantry.. thought maybe I should make cherrio bars to bring along. But life interfered and I never got to make them! Then I get this email and what did you post but Cherrio bars!!! 😉

  2. So glad all is well! Our little corner of Merritt Island came through OK. Water is back and we don’t have to boil it any longer! Electricity came back on Wednesday. There is damage to the property, but it can be fixed. These treats look easy and something the kids will love making. Thanks.

  3. Patricia mcurry says:

    Im glad you and your family got to safety out of Irmas way I hope you didn’t have much damage,I am looking forward to making these treats they look real good.

  4. Shawnna Griffin says:

    hey girl- So glad y’all are safe and sound. Praying for the people affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. We just have to trust in Jesus in times like these. He knows best and will take care of us. These treats look amazing.

  5. These look so yummy! I love making treats out of cheerios!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  6. Thank you for this recipe, think I will make it and take to church for the kids and the “big kids” for our snack after service. Just want you to know that we were praying for you. We know that our Heavenly Father is in charge and He hears our prayers. Thankful that all is well with you.

  7. Thanks for the recipe and I’m glad to know that you and yours are safe.

    Just wondering if there’s a substitution for peanut butter in this recipe?

  8. I’d been wondering why you hadn’t been updating your blog more often- I didn’t even think about you being in the path of all the craziness. So glad you and your family are ok!! And I’m so glad to see you back to posting again. Looking forward to more soon.

  9. I’m glad you and the family are safe! I can’t wait to make these for my son – they look delicious! He loves Cheerios and peanut butter even more so.

  10. I made this for our Church service this morning, as were having a tailgate party after the service at First Street Beach in Manistee, Michigan (we are located on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan). The recipe was super easy, is wonderfully delicious, and everyone (especially the children) will certainly enjoy the treat!

    Thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes, as I’ve tried others too! I enjoy reading your blog. I pray for all as they work to restore their lives to normal after the recent hurricanes. So glad to hear you and your family are safe.

    Blessings to you!

  11. Looks easy and good – I may also try Nutella instead of peanut butter.