dairy free · gluten free

Pumpkin Cheerios Marshmallow Squares


Did you or anyone you know rush out to buy the Pumpkin Cheerios as soon as they hit the shelves like me? Did you find yourself with a huge box full of hundreds of cheerios that you feel you will never finish eating like me? Well then this recipe is for you //  After much thought on what I could do with the Cheerios, the idea of making Rice Krispies treats with Cheerios popped into my head.  Thanks to the internet I realize so many others had this same fabulous idea and made this recipe happen // Let it be known these don’t pack quite the crunch-punch like Rice Krispies do, but they are still a winner in my book- my Mr.’s too! // They make for a lovely fall inspired, gluten-free, dairy-free dessert (not vegan- ingredient of gelatin is from animal origin)  // See the easy and quick recipe below!

Recipe:: Ingredients and What you need:

  • 1, 10.5 oz bag of mini marshmallows (Did you know marshmallows are major allergen free?!)
  • 1/4 cup Smart Balance Omega 3 Spread (Or if you’re good with Dairy-Butter)
  • 6 cups Pumpkin Cheerios (Gluten free, dairy free, found at Walmart!)
  • Large Sauce Pan to melt mallows + smart balance (and mix in cheerios if possible, if not another bowl will do)
  • 9 x 13 pan (I line mine with parchment paper for ease, but not necessary)
  • Measuring cups and Spatula (Silicone works best)

Prep:: 1-2 minutes, Cook:: 5 minutes

  1. Melt 1/4 cup smart balance and 1 bag of marshmallows over low heat until melted (stir to combine)
  2. Remove pan from heat
  3. Fold in cheerios 2 cups at a time until fully coated
  4. Spread into 9 x 13 pan
  5. Let cool, slice, and enjoy!

*Store for up to 2 days at room temperature. Storing >2 days; wrap in parchment paper, place in freezer safe container, and freeze for up to 6 weeks. To enjoy once frozen, remove from freezer and let sit at room temp for 15 minutes before munching.


Want to make the original Rice Krispsies Treats? Here’s the recipe!

PS How else did I chip away at the big box since I am not a big cereal and milk eater? (BTW, I’m a big pumpkin fan, just not a big cereal and milk eater-doesn’t fill me up) See below!

  • Topped over greek yogurt or smoothie bowl
  • In a trail mix
  • A plan ‘ol handful with a few chocolate chips mixed in for dessert


Thank you to ‘Lord Bezoar’ of food.com for this recipe submission!

Happy, Healthful Baking!

-the mrs.




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