Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cheerio Treats

Mom and I got groceries early this week due to the pending snow storm coming tonight.  We ate lunch and had our favorite special at Flap Jacks (Minute Steak) so we would not be hungry when we bought groceries.   I try never to go to the groceries store when I'm hungry.  It is a very dangerous and expensive thing to do.

We both also try to shop the sales.  I picked up some Cheerios that were on sale.  I seldom buy cereal other than oatmeal but it called out to me because I had seen a very simple recipe for them and I wanted to try it on my grandsons to see if they like them.  So today, I'm sharing this very simple recipe with you so you can try it also.

1 c. sugar
1 c. corn syrup
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 t. vanilla
5 c. Cheerios (I used Honey Nut Cheerios)

In a large sauce pan, combine sugar and corn syrup. Bring to boil over medium heat.

Allow mixture to boil for one minute and remove from heat.

Add peanut butter and vanilla to mixture and mix until smooth.

Add Cheerios and mix until all coated.

Drop mixture by spoonful onto waxed paper and allow to cool.

Makes approximately 2 dozen.

I love making treats for my grandsons especially when they are super simple.  It makes me happy.  Be happy and may God bless you and yours.  

1 comment:

  1. Looks good. I make a similar recipe with Special K cereal. It is made flattened in a cake pan and drizzled with melted chips. Got it my first year of teaching, from a student's mom.