Um, have you had the new Peanut Butter Cheerios?
If you haven't, I suggest you run to the grocery store immediately and get yourself some. I did that the second my sister told me they existed. Shortly thereafter, they turned into these:
Peanut Butter Cheerio treats, with a layer of Nutella. Boy oh boy oh boy. Peanut Butter + Marshmallow + Nutella = a no-brainer. The specific idea for these treats came from a hunger-fueled texting session with my sisters Kirta and Bente, in which we were throwing out all sorts of crazy things we could do with PB Cheerios. Yes they are outstanding with milk, but the options - oh the options!! This is ultimately where we landed, and it really is a nod to our natural ability as food pioneers.
That's an old photo of us.
Another great thing about these treats is that they are gluten-free. Bente has to eat a gluten-free diet, and it just so happened that it is her birthday week. So naturally I made three batches and one is en route to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Start by melting the butter and marshmallows in a large pan over low heat. Stir in the peanut butter until smooth, then remove from heat and add the vanilla (vanilla should go in every baked good). Pour in the cheerios and mix thoroughly.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 package large marshmallows
- 1/3 cup peanut butter (don't use the organic stuff)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4-5 cups Peanut Butter Cheerios
- Lots o' Nutella
Grease a square 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish, and press half of the cheerio mixture into the pan. Using a spatula, spread plenty of Nutella on top. Press the rest of the cheerio mixture on top of that, making sure to leave plenty of it stuck to your spatula for a proper taste test. Let them cool and then eat your heart out. And before you have to ask, yes these are good with ice cream.
Labels: Dessert, gluten-free