Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

Summer is officially winding down, can you believe it? It's that back to school time of year again, and I know many people have already gotten started, or are about to start in the coming weeks.  I always loved going back to school, and I loved it until the real heavy workloads started getting piled on.  When I was little though, I loved heading back to school and getting all of my stuff ready, whether it was my "first day of school outfit," or my school supplies, or picking out a new lunchbox.  A lot of thought needed to be put into the lunchbox! It had to be cool and pretty, and at the same time, meet my mom's standards for efficiently transporting my lunch from home to school without a disaster happening.  My mom would usually pack me a sandwich, a juice box, a fruit, and a sweet treat for dessert or snack time.  My favorite were the Little Bites Mini Muffins and Brownies, but every now and then she'd swap in a Rice Krispy treat, which I also really looked forward to. 

These Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cereal Treats are a throwback to one of my favorite lunchbox snacks. Back in the day, I only ever tried the plain Rice Krispy treats (did they have other varieties back then? I don't even know), so this chocolatey version was a very welcome change.  I used Cheerios, but you can use whichever cereal you like and change the flavorings to what suits you the most.  They're highly adaptable and incredibly easy to make, so they're a great make-ahead treat option for your little one's lunchbox (or for bringing along to work!).  For more pics and the full recipe, head on over to the Make and Takes blog!


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