Yes, I’m at it again. More cereal treats. I think I have a little obsession. I really like cereal treats, but that’s not the problem…it’s the marshmallows! I have this strange compulsion to buy almost every new flavor I see. And….I saw these –
PINK LEMONADE MARSHMALLOWS!! I already had the cereal. You know, one of those big boxes that you bought just knowing your kids were going to eat them, and then they sit in the cabinet for days. That’s another reason I make a lot of cereal treats. We always have a lot of cereal in my house, and whenever I fear a box is going to go stale…well, it’s an excuse to make treats!
I was surprised at just how “lemonade-y” these marshmallows were. I expected a mild flavor, but these pack a little punch. They also turned bright pink when melted (let’s not think about why, let’s just go with it for the sake of Valentine’s.)
Pink Lemonade Cereal Treats
3 T. butter
1 bag Pink Lemonade marshmallows (I found mine at Wal-Mart)
5 cups cereal of choice
1 cup white chocolate, melted (optional)
Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat on the stove top. Add marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are melted. Remove pot from heat, stir in cereal. Mix well. Place treats in a buttered or sprayed 9 x 13 dish (or smaller for thicker treats). Press evenly into bottom of pan. Add sprinkles if desired. If adding white chocolate, melt in a microwave safe bowl for 45 seconds. Stir. Microwave in 15 second increments until melted, stirring after each interval. If chocolate is too thick, add a couple of teaspoons of butter or shortening and stir until combined. Drizzle chocolate over cereal treats or get fancy and pipe it on there. *Melted chocolate and I do not get along. That’s why no fancy chocolatiering going on here*
Big white chocolate clumps. I meant to do that 😉
These are fun for Valentine’s Day, but they would also be a great summer treat too. My kids love pink lemonade!
But first, I also want to make THESE
! How adorable are they?! They are so cute for Valentine’s Day!
And it just so happens that I have exactly what I need to make them since Peeps
was so awesome to send me these samples! So many new varieties…my kids are thrilled! I will be talking more about these in a later post, but let me just go ahead and tell you…the Vanilla Creme Peeps, taste like cookies! And dark chocolate varieties? Be still my heart.
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