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Easy Cheerios™ Treats

Sharon Palmer

This is a traditional recipe in my house—my kids used to beg me to make this (they still do, really!). Reminiscent of a Rice Krispy Treat, this no-bake Easy Cheerios™ Treats is based on nut butter and agave syrup—a much more wholesome version than typical cereal treats. Best of all, it’s easy as can be. Just mix it up, pour it in a dish, and chill it overnight. Then slice it up into squares and enjoy! It’s great as a treat in lunch boxes, as a power snack after a workout, or as a fun dessert at picnics and parties. You can also mix it up a bit—choose a different nut butter or dried fruit that you might have on hand.

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Easy Cheerios™ Treats


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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours (chill overnight)
  • Yield: 15 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These super simple, no-bake Easy Cheerios Treat are based on nut butter and agave syrup—a much more wholesome version than typical cereal treats.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup agave syrup
  • 1 cup nut or seed butter (i.e., peanut, almond, cashew, sunflower)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 cups plain Cheerios™ (or other oat circle cereal)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • ½ cup peanuts, chopped coarsely
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • Optional Topping: sprinkles, chocolate shavings, nut sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Place agave, nut or seed butter, and vanilla in a small microwave safe dish and heat for 2 minutes. Remove and stir until smooth.
  2. Place Cheerios, cranberries or raisins, and peanuts in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Pour hot nut butter mixture over cereal mixture, and stir well to moisten all ingredients.
  4. Spray a medium baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Transfer mixture to baking dish and pat down firmly. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and optional toppings as desired. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Remove from the refrigerator and slice into 15 squares. Store in refrigerator (if stored at room temperature, bars get crumbly).
  7. Makes 15 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 servings
  • Calories: 282
  • Sugar: 17 g
  • Sodium: 145 mg
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 7 g

Keywords: cheerios treat, easy cheerios treat, cheerios dessert

For other delicious plant-based desserts, try:

Chocolate Sundae Vanilla Cream
Easy Chocolate Chia Pudding with Strawberries
Tollhouse Pan Cookies

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