Friday, June 4, 2010

No-Bake Cereal Treats

A month or so ago, I stumbled upon Weelicious. I can’t even remember what I was originally searching for; all I know is that I spent at least an hour on the site, paging through all of the delicious, healthy recipes. I immediately added it to my Reader, and when these treats popped up, I knew I had to make them for Andrew immediately.

If you have a toddler, he or she will love these. You will love them, too, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll eat six or seven of them without even realizing you’re doing it. I wanted to get a picture of Andrew eating one to share with you -- and to prove just how much he loved them! -- but honestly, they disappeared too quickly.

The original recipe calls for rice syrup, but that’s not readily available in my local supermarket. I decided to use honey as my sweetener instead, which was delicious. It made the treats pretty sticky, but Andrew and I agreed that their stickiness just made them more fun to eat. Lisa made these too using corn syrup, which she said worked really well, so that’s another alternative.

These were so good, I just may make another batch of them this weekend. I know Andrew wouldn’t complain if I did!

No-Bake Cereal Treats
source: Weelicious

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
4 cups honey-nut Cheerios

1. Place the peanut butter and honey in a small saucepan over low to medium heat and warm for 2 minutes or until it becomes smooth and combined.

2. Place the cereal in a bowl.

3. Pour the warm peanut butter and honey mixture into the bowl with the cereal and stir to combine.

4. Shape into cookies or place the mixture into a 9 x 9 inch ungreased pan, pat down and then cut into bars. The mixture will harden as it cools.


Cara said...

I'm always looking for something new that Finn might eat, and I'm definitely going to try these. They sound so simple, but also really yummy. This is a great one to let the kids help with, too. I follow several baby/toddler/kid food blogs, but Weelicious is a new one for me! Following it now! :)

Monica H said...

Ooh these look nice and sticky. I made cereal bars today and I ate 4 before I even knew it- addicting.