About a month ago, I went to Target for something (I don't recall what it was), but I do recall leaving there with several boxes of cereal. I don't know why, considering I live alone and very rarely eat cereal for breakfast, but there were so many options and I couldn't decide on just one.
Earlier in the week I made those delicious rice krispie treats with Oreos, and then I started thinking...why not make gooey marshmallow treats with other cereals? Out of the options I had, I narrowed it down to 2 choices: peanut butter multigrain Cheerios and dulce de leche Cheerios. Assuming that the dulce de leche ones were going to be too sweet, I went with the peanut butter ones. I threw in a few unmelted mini marshmallows and a few mini chocolate chips, and voilà, new tasty treat! I like the subtle taste of the peanut butter and the marshmallows together. I don't think the chocolate chips added much in terms of flavor, so I'd leave them out next time. I might add some peanut butter chips, though.
Peanut Butter Multigrain Cheerio Treats
3 cups Peanut Butter Multigrain Cheerios (or any other variety of Cheerios you think would taste good)
3 cups mini marshmallows, 1/4 cup set aside
1.5 tablespoons of unsalted butter
Nonstick cooking spray
(I made this recipe in a roughly 8.5 x 6 inch pan. Doubling the recipe should work well for a 9 x 13 inch pan).
Spray a spatula and pan with nonstick spray, set aside.
Melt butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl, for about 3 minutes. The marshmallows expand a lot, so use a large bowl.
Mix in the dry cereal and reserved 1/4 cup of marshmallows.
Pour into prepared pan, and let cool.
Cut into pieces and serve. Store in an air-tight container.