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Monday, April 8, 2013

cheerios bars

So, I went a little crazy when the Easter candy went on sale.  Okay, a lot crazy. Finding myself with an abundance of Peeps, homemade cereal bars seemed like a healthy compromise. :)

Yield: 16 large bars (or One 9  by 13 inch pan)
120 calories per bar
Active time: 5 minutes
Total time 5 minutes

30 Peeps, about 4 cups
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 cups of Multi-Grain Cheerios (or a cereal of your choosing)
Cooking spray

1. Cut the Peeps into medium sized pieces.

2. On medium heat, melt the butter and the Peeps, stirring frequently with a lightly greased spatula to form a thick paste.

3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the Cheerios, stirring thoroughly to coat the cereal with the melted Peeps.  

4. Pour the mixture into a well-greased 9 by 13 inch pan and use the spatula to evenly press the mixture down into the pan. Cover with sprinkles, if desired.

5. Allow to cool completely before cutting.
Original recipe found here.

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