Does your child LOVE Cheerios? Is this a rhetorical question? Gabriel could eat them all day long if I let him. And, I am ok with that. They are a great source of fiber & nutrients for him & oh so much better than some of the other, sweeter boxed cereals. I wanted to take this obsession of my toddlers & run with it by making a cereal bar. I did. The sad part about this is, the little tot will not eat chocolate! So these were wasted on him. Perhaps this recipe won't be wasted on you?
- 3 cups Cheerios
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
Grease a 9-inch square pan & set aside.
In a large bowl combine the cereal & chocolate chips- set aside.
In a small sauce pan, set over medium heat, bring the sugar and honey to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue to cook until the sugar is completely dissolved then remove from the heat.
Add the peanut butter and stir until the mixture is smooth.
Pour the sugar, honey, peanut butter mixture over the cereal mixture and mix until everything is well coated.
Immediately press the cereal mixture into the buttered pan*
*Lishie tip~ use a cooking spray coated spatula.
Cut into desired size and shape bars.
Recently Gabriel got to see Sesame Street Live & he wore his favorite Bert & Ernie t-shirt. Unfortunately, we also discovered the shirt had grown too tight so I created this keep sake, tooth fairy pillow for him out of it:
|Bert & Ernie pillow presented by, well, Bert & Ernie!|
|Back Pocket for the tooth!|