Sometimes I have to make a quick treat and I want to make something like rice krispy treats, but I don’t have marshmallows (I just don’t always keep marshmallows on hand). So I’ve learned another way to make cereal treats without any marshmallows. They are great for when you need a quick treat right away, like for St. Patrick’s Day coming up. I made my cereal treats with Apple Jacks cereal for St. Patty’s Day, but you can really use any cereal. This is a very sweet treat.
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And like I said you could use these for St. Patrick’s Day treats, if you into that holiday. It’s also a fun summer treat to make with your kids.
How to Make Cereal Treats Without Marshmallows:
Here’s the ingredients you will need. I used Apple Jacks Cereal. Light corn syrup, butter (or you can use peanut butter if it fits with the taste of your cereal), white sugar, and cereal.
You can use any cereal really. These Froot Loops would be fun for St. Patrick’s Day too. Chex and Cheerios work very well too.
Bring the syrup, butter, and sugar to a boil.
Stir constantly and let it boil for 1 minute. If using peanut butter, you would add it after the boiling is done.
Stir in your cereal and make sure it’s well coated.
Press into a greased cookie sheet or dish. Let it cool for a few minutes and then serve immediately. These are best served within the first 2 hours after making. Without the marshmallows they tend to harden up a lot quicker.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup (Karo Syrup)
- 1-2 TB of butter (or you can use 1 cup of peanut butter if it fits the flavor of your cereal)
- 7 cups of cereal
- Bring the sugar, corn syrup, and butter to boil in a large pan (if using peanut butter just set it aside and add after the boiling is done). Sitr constantly and let it boil only 1 minute. Remove from heat (add peanut butter here) and add in your cereal. Stir well to coat all the cereal. Press mixture into a greased cookie sheet or casserole dish. Let cool for a few minutes and then serve immediately.
- This recipe hardens faster than your typical cereal treat. Be sure to eat within a few hours.