Marshmallows and cereal are a match made in heaven. From the ooey-gooey Rice Krispies treats we enjoyed so much as a kid to the bowls of Lucky Charms that we were mostly into because of the crunchy-then-soft marshmallows, the duo has reigned supreme in our snack cravings for years. So when we saw that Martha Stewart had put a new, sophisticated spin on marshmallow cereal treats, we knew we had to try some for ourselves.
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Stewart’s colorful, reimagined cereal treats are tasty enough to pack in your kids’ school lunches and to bring to the office for your own mid-morning pick-me-up. Even better? Her recipe acts like a guideline, so you can really make any sort of cereal treat your imagination comes up with.
To start with, you make a marshmallow base of butter and mini marshmallows
melted together. To that, you add your mix-ins: 5 cups of cereal, and 1 1/2 cups of other ingredients like nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate.
Stewart’s combos sound delicious. There’s Cocoa Nutty, a blend of Cocoa Krispies, peanuts, and chocolate; Trail Mix, a combination of puffed oat cereal, dried cherries or cranberries, pecans and pepitas; Tropical Breeze, made from Corn Flakes, dried tropical fruit, coconut flakes, and macadamia nuts; and Berries and Cream, made from Cheerios, freeze-dried raspberries, and white chocolate. What little lad wouldn’t love a berries and cream treat that good?
We’re already dreaming of the possibilities. How about a breakfast version, made with French Toast Crunch
cereal, chopped crispy bacon, and banana chips? Or a peanut butter-lover’s version, made with Reese’s Puffs cereal
, mini peanut butter cups, and peanut butter chips?
You could even make vegan marshmallow cereal treats if you get gelatin-free marshmallows
The options are basically endless, and thanks to Stewart’s base recipe, we can now have any chewy, marshmallowy cereal treat our imaginations can dream up.
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