dairy free · gluten free

Pumpkin Cheerios Marshmallow Squares

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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.

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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

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

Happy, Healthful Baking!

-the mrs.

 

 

 

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