Monday, February 20, 2012

Peanut Butter Cereal Treats Recipe

I was going through an old copy of a cooking magazine I had laying around the house and tore out recipes I thought Husband would enjoy.   They were sitting in a stack on the kitchen table and when eating breakfast on Saturday he pushed this one towards me with a grin.  It didn't take genius to learn this is the one he wanted me to make next.

This is different from what I usually make but man it's pretty darn good.  I'll list the recipe and instructions as it comes and then put my comments below.

Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

30 large marshmallows
3 tbsp butter
1 tbsp peanut butter
6 cups peanut butter cap'n crunch
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate m&m's

In a large saucepan, combine the marshmallows, butter, and peanut butter.  Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted.  Remove from the heat.  Stir in the cereal an M&M's.

Pat into a 13x9-inch pan coated with cooking spray.  Cool. Cut into bars.

I actually followed the recipe as indicated except I used multi-grain peanut butter cheerios instead of cap'n crunch cereal.  I figured the cheerios had to be a bit healthier and we would be more likely to eat what was left over that way.

After making this there are a couple of things I would change.  30 large marshmallows isn't exactly one whole bag but it's somewhat close.  I would just add the entire bag next time, minus the ones I eat.  Is it just me or do others forget how good marshmallows are until you have a bag in front of you and decide to snack on one?  Also, the m&m's was almost an entire bag so this is one that next time I would just dump in the entire bag instead of measuring. Ok..and minus the ones that I decide to eat because who can resist eating m&m's?  Although I suppose if you buy one of the large sized bags you would want to measure. or not.


  1. My husband would love this recipe. He definitely has a sweet tooth. I on the other hand would probably bounce off the walls with that much sugar. Thanks for sharing.

    Peace. ;)

    Michelle @

  2. Unfortunately we both have a sweet tooth. haha Tonight husband said it would probably be good with rice krispies and just more peanut butter melted into the mix. we'll see..I'm sure I'll make this this summer for a pool party.