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!)
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
Set of measuring cups
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)
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.