I will forever and always be a fan of Rice Krispie treats. There’s something totally nostalgic about biting into that crispy, marshmallow-y treat that makes me feel like a kid after school, putting off homework. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with marshmallow cereal treats using different types of cereals and mix-in ingredients. Not too long ago, I shared my muddy buddy marshmallow cereal treats, and I’ve since been brainstorming new combinations. I don’t eat cereal on a regular basis, but when I do, one of my favorites is Honey Nut Cheerios with a sliced banana. It quickly became my next cereal treat project, and it turned out even better than I had envisioned.
I didn’t make any alterations to what would be a regular cereal treat recipe, except that I added in a mashed banana to the marshmallows when I melted them down. I really wasn’t sure how the flavor would come through, if at all, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that not only could you taste it, but the entire combination tasted just like a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios with a sliced banana!
These do set up a little softer than regular Rice Krispie treats, so I do recommend refrigerating them; other than that, they’re just as quick and easy to make!
Do you have any favorite cereals with add-ins?
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Honey Nut Cheerios & Banana Marshmallow Cereal Treats
Yield: 16 squares
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Cereal treats made with Honey Nut Cheerios and mashed banana.
5 tablespoons salted butter
8 cups miniature marshmallows (about 1½ 10-ounce packages)
1 banana, mashed
8 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
1. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil and grease with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
2. In a large pot over low heat, melt the butter.
3. Add the marshmallows and mashed banana and stir constantly until the marshmallows have all melted.
4. Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the cereal until evenly coated with the marshmallow cream. Turn the mixture into the prepared pan and press it into a compact, even layer. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.