Cheerios on a stick: Cereal plus peanut butter, marshmallows & more (1980)

Cheerios on a stick Just add peanut butter, marshmallows & mix-ins (1980)

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Here’s an easy-to-make recipe for no-bake snack treats that combine Cheerios cereal with peanut butter, marshmallows, sunflower seeds and a few other goodies — turning them into a Cheerios-based version of Rice Krispies treats — or kind of like homemade energy bites.

The cereal has a starring role, since the how-to for these no-bake “Cheerios on a stick” treats comes from General Mills’ 1980 booklet, “Cheeriodle Cookbook for Kids.”

The recipes in the pamphlet were created in the Betty Crocker Kitchens, then tested at home by kids ages 8 to 12. (See more recipes made with Cheerios here!)

Cheeriodle Cheerios snacks on sticks

Recipe for Cheerios treats / Cheerios on a stick

You could also call them peanut buttery Cheerios snacks on sticks

from Cheeriodle Cookbook for Kids

Utensils you will need

Cookie sheet
Waxed paper
Set of measuring cups
Large saucepan
Wooden spoon
10 or 11 wooden ice-cream [popsicle] sticks

Ingredients you will need

3 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups Cheerios cereal
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup sunflower seeds (shelled – just the nuts)

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Cheerios on a stick Just add peanut butter, marshmallows & mix-ins (1980)

Cheerios on a stick vintage recipe (2)


1. Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper.

2. Put 3 cups marshmallows and 1/4 cup margarine in large saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring all the time, until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Add 1/4 cup peanut butter. Stir until mixture is blended. Remove the pan from heat and turn off burner.

3. Add 3 cups cereal, 1/2 cup raisins and 1/3 cup sunflower seeds. Mix until evenly coated. Let stand 2 minutes.

4. Make the mixture into 2-inch balls. Put an ice cream stick in middle of each ball. Let stand until firm, about 1/2 hour.

Makes 10 or 11 snack balls

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