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Star Wars Cheerio Treats

These delicious and easy Star Wars Cheerio Treats are the perfect after school snacks for your young padawan.
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert, Food, Recipe

Ingredients

  • half a stick of butter
  • 1 bag of marshmallows 10 or 16 OZ
  • 1 box of Honey Nut Cheerios If you use a 16 OZ bag of marshmallows, you might want a box and a little extra
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • stick pretzels
  • blue and red melting chocolate

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in the bottom of a large bowl. Pour the marshmallows on top. Microwave in 30 second intervals until the marshmallows are just melted. It is possible to scorch marshmallows so watch them closely. They are ready when they look like the photo below, mostly melted with a few visible lumps still left in them.
  • Mix the marshmallows until smooth, adding the salt and vanilla. Add the box of Honey Nut Cheerios and mix until they are thoroughly covered.
  • Spray a 10×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Dump the mixture into the pan. Wet your hands and shake off the excess water. Press the mixture down into the pan. The moisture on your hands will keep the cereal from sticking to your hands.
  • Melt red chocolate in one bowl and blue in another, 30 seconds at a time until the chocolate easily stirs smooth. Dip 3/4s of each pretzel in the chocolate and then lay on wax paper to dry.
  • After the Cheerio treats and the pretzels have set. Cut the treats into squares and then press two pretzels, one blue and one red into the top of the treat to complete the Star Wars™ look!