cereal treats

Something about this treat brings back all the feels of childhood. So simple to whip up, cereal treats are perfect for a crowd and for kids.

Serves : 10 guests, there will be seconds if you’re lucky.

Tools:

1 9×13 deep glass baking dish

large plastic mixing bowl

spatula

small sauce pot

medium glass bowl

Ingredients:

9 cups crisp rice cereal (Temmy’s brand in Cairo)

6 TBSP butter

3 TBSP or 1 large dollop of creamy peanut butter

6 cups marshmallows (imported, not local)

1 1/2 cups chocolate: chips or bar chocolate, milk or semi-sweet to your liking

1/3 cup butterscotch chips (brought in from the States)

For the cereal treats:

Grease 9×13 glass pan with a little extra butter on the bottom and on all sides. Set to the side.

Put butter in microwave safe mixing bowl. Melt until very soft but not completely liquid. Add peanut butter. Lightly stir together. Melt again in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir with spatula to combine butter and peanut butter until both are melted into liquid together. Microwave again for a short amount of time if needed being careful not to burn.

Add in marshmallows. Stir until completely coated with butter mixture.

Microwave on high in 45 second intervals until marshmallows have puffed and melted. Stir gently in between intervals. Careful not to overcook the mallows. You want them just to the point of melting.

Stir in cereal. Pour in a little at a time to watch the texture. You do not want to over-add cereal or you will have dry treats. Under adding cereal will not allow them to set up. Mix with spatula until cereal is completely coated with butter/mallow mixture.

Pour treat mixture into greased pan. Gently press with spatula to evenly fill the pan.

For the chocolate topping:

Make a double boiler with a small sauce pot and a glass bowl that fits on the top without sinking all the way in. Fill the pot with tap water and heat on the stovetop until boiling.

Place chocolate and butterscotch in the glass bowl. Place the glass bowl onto the sauce pot. The heat from the boiling water will gently melt the chocolate without burning it. Stir with a spatula often enough to make sure the chocolate is melting evenly and not sticking to the glass bowl.

Once melted remove from the heat (the glass bowl will be hot so use oven mitts) and spread with a spatula evenly over the cereal treats.

Let the treats set up. Serve warm for a gooier treat.

 

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