Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars with Honey

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Hey there, I hope all you moms had a happy Mother’s Day! Is it really Monday already? The weekends fly by way too fast.

In the spirit of Mondays, let’s talk about easy stuff. More specifically, easy snacks. Cereal bars like these peanut butter Cheerio bars are a great on-the-go breakfast item for those days when you just can’t get out of bed and take a three minute shower. We all have those days, right? Best of all, these cereal bars are super easy to make so you can whip them up in one night and eat them all week long.

Ingredients (makes 8-10 bars):

  • 3 cups Cheerios (honey nut recommended)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tbs sugar

In a small saucepan on the stove, melt the peanut butter on low-medium heat, stirring constantly with a spoon or whisk (a spatula will likely melt). Stir in the honey and sugar and continue to stir until it becomes more fluid. Turn down the heat if it starts to bubble at all in order to prevent burning.

Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars | Revamperate Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars | Revamperate
Pour the mixture over the Cheerios in a separate bowl and mix with a spatula or your hands (like making Rice Krispie treats!) until it’s fully mixed and super sticky. Move the cereal to a parchment lined square pan and let sit for a minute to cool. While still warm, press the cereal bars down into the pan and corners, making the top as flat as you can. Leave the tray to cool completely before cutting squares with a sharp knife.

Serve these peanut butter Cheerio bars alongside a glass of milk or orange juice and breakfast is served…or grab one and run out the door while still wearing your slippers! Andrew and his coworkers enjoyed them for a nice snack one day. Enjoy!

St. Patrick’s Day: Lucky Charms Rice Crispy Treats

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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and I’ve been waiting for a good excuse to make something with Lucky Charms. Well I found one! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year with rainbows and sugary cereal (as it was meant to be, obviously). Much like regular Rice Krispie treats, these Lucky Charms rice crispy treats will bring you back to your childhood with memories of sticky marshmallows and sugary cereal. Sounds amazing, right? Rice Krispie treats were always a favorite of mine. In fact, they’re a weakness of mine at vending machines. Back when I worked in retail and needed some sugar to push me through the day, Rice Krispie treats were my go-to snack choice. Then I started making them myself with extra ingredients (like these white chocolate graham cracker Rice Krispie treats), which were pretty darn good. Now, bring on the marshmallows!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs butter
  • 4 cups of marshmallows (large, double recipe for mini marshmallows)
  • 6 cups of Lucky Charms cereal

Melt the butter in a saucepan on the stove on low heat. Slowly stir in the marshmallows until they’ve melted completely, and pour the mixture over the Lucky Charms, mixing together with a spatula. Move the cereal to a rectangular pan and let sit for a minute to cool slightly before pressing the rice crispy treats down and into the corners. Using your hands or a spatula, press it down as flat as you can and into the corners, and let it cool completely. Cut the cereal into squares with a sharp knife and serve!

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We don’t have any plans for St. Patrick’s Day this year, but I might be thinking of trying some green beer this year…maybe? We’ll see. Happy St. Patty’s Day!