Hello and happy Monday! I hope you had a nice, relaxing weekend. Despite my last-minute packing, I actually did have a fairly relaxed weekend, and am now cruising down the east coast toward my new state of Florida! My mom and I spent last night in Virginia and got to take a field trip to Trader Joe’s (woohoo!), and today we’re headed to Savannah! I’m so excited for Savannah, it’s a place I’ve wanted to visit ever since I started watching Paula Deen throw butter and mayonnaise into dishes right and left. 🙂
Since I’m the midst of a major road trip, I thought I’d share with you one of the snacks I packed for our trip, peanut butter Oh!s squares. They’re essentially just peanut butter rice krispie treats made with a different cereal, but oh (ha!) what a cereal it is.
My family grew up going through boxes and boxes of cereal every week, and Oh!s were one of our all-time favorites as kids. As the box states, “good stuff in the middle.” If you’ve never had them, they’re a circle shaped cereal that tastes sort of like Cap’n Crunch, with little crunchies in the center of the circle. Basically, they’re sugary cereal deliciousness that you have to try at least once in your lifetime. I order you. 🙂
I whipped these squares up over the weekend (in between stuffing my car with everything I didn’t have the moving company take) and they’ve been the perfect treat to have on hand as we zip down the east coast. Make a batch soon, they’re easy and delicious!
[print_this]Peanut Butter Oh!s Squares
Crispy, crunchy peanut butter cereal bars made with Oh!s cereal. You can find Oh!s in most grocery stores, but if you can’t, substitute Cap’n Crunch or Cheerios.
Makes 20 squares
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 minute
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 5 to 6 cups Oh!s cereal
Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray, then line with parchment paper.
Place the marshmallows and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl. Microwave on High 30 to 60 seconds or until the marshmallows puff and begin to melt. Remove from the microwave and stir immediately, until smooth. Add the cereal; stir until evenly coated.
Spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting into squares.[/print_this]