A cereal bar filled with cinnamon, pecans, almonds, granola clusters, and Protein Cheerios all dunked in white chocolate… and a giveaway for Back to School!!
Well it’s almost time for school where we live. It is only 2 1/2 weeks away. It seems like it comes earlier and earlier. I’ve always loved the beginning of school. In fact, it is probably one of the things I miss most about teaching. I loved getting my classroom fresh and ready for a new crop of kids. It always made me a little nervous and excited.
Today we decided to tackle getting school supplies, shoes, and finished up buying uniforms. It was a pretty productive day! All that’s left is stocking up on school snacks and lunch stuff in a few weeks.
As far as snacks go, I’ve got one great one for you right here. Have you tried the new Protein Cheerios? They are delicious, and I immediately knew I wanted to make cereal bars with them. And then I thought, “Why not dip them in some white chocolate?” And that was a good decision!
My husband, who is not a huge fan of sweets, kept going back and getting him one of these little treats. They are quite addicting! Hope you give them a try and be sure to see the awesome Back to School giveaway below!!
White Chocolate Cereal Snack Bars
- 3 tbsp butter or margarine
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Protein Cheerios (Cinnamon Almond)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat.
- Stir in marshmallows until melted.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla.
- Add cereal and stir until cereal is completely coated.
- Spray a 9 x 13 pan with vegetable oil spray.
- Press cereal mixture firmly into pan. It helps to spray hands with cooking spray.
- Allow to cool completely (about 1-2 hours).
- Cut into 16 bars. I used a pizza cutter.
- Pour white chocolate chips into a shallow bowl and melt in microwave stirring ever 30 seconds until melted.
- Dip the bottom of each cereal bar in chocolate. Place on waxed paper to set up and let chocolate harden completely for about an hour.
Getting ready for back to school can be so EXPENSIVE! I’ve already spent a fortune on school supplies, uniforms, and school shoes. And then when school starts, I’ll have to pay class fees and countless other things. So I teamed up with some other bloggers to help giveaway $400 cash to one of our lucky readers! Who couldn’t use that??
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Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
I just saw those protein Cheerios and got excited because the hubs LOVES Cheerios…and these bars? he will love them more! Pinned!
Betsy | JavaCupcake.com says
These look so good! I’m going to have to try to find those protein cheerios!
Julie @ Willow Bird Baking says
NOOOOO *covers ears*
This teacher isn’t ready 🙂 But I wouldn’t mind a few of these bars…
Laura O @Petite Allergy Treats says
Yum! Looks wonderful! Love the giveaway too.
These look good Jaren, I will have to make these for my hubby. But what else could I dip them in. Hubby doesn’t like chocolate on things like this and DS doesn’t hardly like chocolate at all. Or maybe just not dip them??? I haven’t tried these protein cheerio’s but they look really good. I will have to look for them for sure now. You are so right, school started earlier and earlier each year. I guess if they are getting out in May it is worth it, but August just seems like it should be the last days of summer and school shouldn’t be starting. lol Thanks Jaren!
Danielle | Krafted Koch says
These would make such a fun back to school snack that any kid would love!
Made these yesterday. Great alternative since my child is allergic to peanut and most cereal bars call for peanut butter. Only thing though, my bars were a bit too hard after cooling off. Any way to make them a bit softer? Maybe I didn’t use enough of the butter/marshmallows mixture… Thank you for the recipe! 🙂
Hi Rebecca! You might have cooked the marshmallow mixture a little too long. The longer sugar cooks, the more like toffee it becomes. If you felt that you didn’t have enough coating on the cereal, then yes I would increase the marshmallow mixture by half.