First off, I secretly wish I had an Australian accent. Don’t we all. But sadly, this post has nothing to do with that glorious country (that I want to visit sooo bad). I’m sorry to disappoint, folks. Instead this post is centered around little round circles that come from a cardboard box. Doesn’t sound quite as appealing as jumping on the next plane to the land down under, now does it? But what if I told you that these weren’t just ordinary Cheerios. Something more. Something you’ve never seen before. Something that would blow the socks right off your feet. Okay, this is getting out of hand. Basically what I’m trying to say is that they now make peanut butter Cheerios. (You like how I built up to the lamest climax ever?)
You are probably thinking, “Good story. Tell me another. I already knew they made Peanut Butter Cheerios. Duh. Haven’t you been to a grocery store before? Do you live under some kind of rock?” If you’re not thinking it, then just know that I already am. I was truly baffled when I saw a box of these babies in the pantry at home a few weeks ago. I obviously live under a rock….or a boulder for that matter.
We all know about my peanut butter obsession, so it should be no surprise that I jumped on the opportunity to whip up something with these bad boys. And when I say whipped up, I literally mean whipped up. No recipe…nothing. Just the good ol’ toss in a bowl and call it good method. Heck, I wasn’t really looking to impress anyone with this one. I made them for an after school snack over spring break and in my house after school snacks get devoured within minutes of arriving. I mainly made them so that I didn’t have to hear the whole, “I’m soooo hungry, lunch at school was sooo gross today. I’m starving.” Insert raiding pantry here. Want to know my thoughts? Umm…children. Didn’t you just eat lunch, oh’, 2.5 hours ago? Oh yes, I think so. Haha. I think that must just be a universal grade school/middle school thing. Math facts & spelling test must really wear kids out. Rough life, rough life.
But in hopes of silencing the siblings once and for all, I made these peanut butter Cherrio balls anyways. If that doesn’t earn me best sister of the century award, I don’t know what will.
Peanut Butter Cherrio Balls
Similar to peanut butter Rice Krispy treats, these cereal balls are easy to make and fun for kids to eat.
- 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 4-5 cups peanut butter Cheerios
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Melt butter, marshmallows, peanut butter, and corn syrup in large glass bowl in the microwave. Stir until mixture is incorporated. Add in Cheerios one cup at a time until mixture is stiff enough to form into balls. Roll into balls and let cool. (You will need to apply some pressure so they compact down.)
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Well there you have it. An easy way to silence the ones you love. Next time I’m going to make these quadruple the size in order to get quadruple the quiet time. Wait…that wouldn’t be healthy? Oh darn…