Multigrain Marshmallow Treats

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Trying to get more creative in the kitchen with treats. Saw a site that used multi grain cheerios in a marshmallow treat instead of traditional rice crispy treats. I thought, I have multi grain cheerios, it’s what my baby munches on as a snack every day! Growing up, my mom rarely made rice crispy treats, but when she did, they went fast! Instead she made olive oil cookies! They are really good, and I will post them one day soon.

Back to my recipe…For the multi grain marshmallow treats I am making today I did add less butter, just four tablespoons, which made them crispier and crunchier then usual, but still very good. The original recipe calls for one stick of butter. If you like them a little bit more moist, add a full stick. I am definitely going to try this with other types of cereals, and next time add some nuts and cranberries to the recipe. It’s easy enough where you can add different ingredients and have a really tasty quick snack for breakfast, or anytime of the day really. Kids love ’em too! That’s a plus ;o)


Ingredients

24 ounces multigrain cheerios

4 tablespoons butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 package large marshmallows

Makes 12 or more depending how big you cut them

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Directions

In a large pot add your butter, allow to melt. Next add your vanilla and marshmallows. Melt your marshmallows until they get soft and plump. Don’t melt them all the way. I left mine a little big so that my cereal treats would have big chinks of marshmallow. Add your cereal to marshmallows and turn off heat. Stir until well combined. Next butter a 9 x 9 baking dish. Pour cereal treats into pan and flatten until even on all sides. Let cool, slice up and enjoy!

You can also cut them all up, and individually wrap them up in wax paper, then store them in Tupperware.

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Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberries

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Cream cheese and strawberries, a great combination! Add a little vanilla and almond extract, some powdered sugar and chocolate shavings, and you’ve got yourself a sweet little bite of heaven! Especially for Valentine’s Day which is only 3 days away now. These delightful little bites are also great for a crowd. Bring them to a brunch, or just make them for your loved ones. That’s what I plan on doing! These cream cheese stuffed strawberries can be made with a light cream cheese too, if your watching your fat content. I however used full fat, afterall your not filling your strawberries up to the point of it looking ridiculous! Enjoy them..

Ingredients

1 Pound Fresh Strawberries
8 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Almond Extract
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
Chocolate shavings
Directions

First, rinse your strawberries well, remove any green stems, and with a small melon baller remove the inside of your strawberries. Set your hollowed strawberries aside. Next in a large mixing bowl, blend your cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and almond extracts. You may use a fork or a hand mixer.

To fill your strawberries, use a piping bag or plastic snack bag and fill with cream cheese mixture. Cut the end of your bag, and pipe into each strawberry. I didn’t use a tip with my bag by the way. Place on a plate and grate chocolate shavings over your delicious strawberries. You can chill them or eat them right away! They go well with some nice champagne too!

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