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Saturday, October 22, 2011

cheerio treats

when i was a little girl, a lady from my church gave out cheerio treats instead of candy at halloween.  what a treat they were!  sweet chewy peanutty goodness - a favorite in my little orange pumpkin bucket - i didn't share these!

mrs. e passed away many years ago, but she gave my dad her recipe and he shared it with me when i got married.

heat 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of white corn syrup (karo) in a small pot until it comes to a boil.  use a non-stitck pot and silicone spatula becos the sauce is wicked sticky.  add 1/2 cup of peanut butter to syrup/sugar mixture and stir until sauce is smooth (i turn the heat back at this point).

add sauce to 3 cups of cheerio/toasted oat O's cereal (i use honey nut cheerios) in a large bowl and stir together.  mrs. e made her treats with peanuts and that ratio would be 2 1/2 cups of cereal and 1/2 cup of peanuts.

stir mixture until cereal is coated.

drop mixture by spoonful (i use a teaspoon) onto wax paper and allow to cool.  it doesn't take long - not even half an hour.

store in an air tight container - treats should last 3 days (this is an estimate becos they don't last that long in my house!)

these treats contain peanut butter.  obviously these aren't for someone with nut allergies.

i hope these treats are as much a favorite in your house as they are in mine!  enjoy!

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