Cheerio marshmallow treat recipe

Cheerio marshmallow treats



  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 10 oz marshmallows (use fresh ones!)
  • 6 cups Cheerio cereal


I still put these together the old fashioned way – with a big pot on the stove. I know many people do this on the microwave. Check the recipe link on the bottom of this post for microwave directions.

  1. Melt butter in a big pot on low heat. Do not let it scorch.
  2. melting butter
  3. Add a 10 oz bag of marshmallows. Hint – small ones melt faster!
  4. Stir and stir again. Watch the heat and make sure you don’t scorch the butter and marshmallows.
  5. Stir and stir again
  6. Add 6 cups of Cheerios
  7. 6 cups of cheerios
  8. Stir to thoroughly coat the Cheerios with the marshmallows.
  9. Dump into a 11 x 13 dish which has been treated with a non-stick spray.
  10. I put my hand in a plastic baggie, spray with Pam and then flatten the treats into the pan.
  11. flatten the treats
  12. All done!
  13. Cheerio marshmallow treats ready

But, don’t you think it looks boring! Not exciting and doesn’t shout “this is an awesomely delicious treat”. I knew I had some chocolate in my pantry.

  1. Melt about 2/3 of a cup of chocolate in a microwave save bowl (20 seconds at a time then stir – repeat until chocolate is smooth)
  2. Pour into a small plastic baggie and make a tiny cut at the corner. Drizzle over your Cheerio marshmallow treats.

Doesn’t this look sooooo much more appealing?

  1. Cheerio marshmallow treats with chocolate

I cut while it’s still soft. That way it’s much easier to just grab and eat when everything hardens. Make sure you cover well and eat quickly. I find these don’t stay fresh long. Not that we’ve had any stay around long!

  1. Cheerio marshmallow treats one serving

Inspired by the original Rice Crispy treat recipe.