Kid friendly- Cheerio Treats

Kids love all things cereal. I love this recipe because it goes with the classic rice krispie bars idea, which I have yet to find a child that does not like rice krispie bars. These are just as big of a hit! Whether you are bringing a birthday treat, having a party, guests, a classroom treat or snack, or even a church function for the kids; they will love this recipe! BEST of all, you can make it fit your theme, season, holiday, birthday or special event. By changing the candies, using regular chips and sprinkles, it is so easy to personalize a simple treat!

Cheerios Treats

Grease a 13×9-inch pan.

Melt 3 tbsp. margarine in a large pan. Stir in one 10 1/2 oz. package of miniature marshmellows (6 cups) and 1/2 cup peanut butter and stir until melted and smooth.

Remove from heat.

Immediately stir in 5 cups Cheerios and 1 cup candy-coated milk chocolate candies. (The candy can be changed according to the season or holiday.)

Mix lightly until well coated.

You can do this 2 ways. 1)Press mixture into prepared pan. Cool, cut, and serve. OR 2) Drop like no bakes and let cool, then serve.

Share & enjoy!

Sweetheart Snack Mix Recipe

Dig out that giant bread bowl or xlg metal bowl.

In your extra large bowl mix 3 Cups of cherrios, 3 Cups of Rice Chex mix, 2 Cups of Wheat Chex mix, 3 Cups of Corn Chex mix and 1 Cup of small mini pretzels.

In a double broiler, melt 32 ounces of white chocolate. Continue to stir.

When smooth and creamy, quickly pour over your cereal mixture. Stir until everything is evenly coated.

Lay out a giant sheet of parchment paper and spread the mixture over top to dry. Once you have your parchment paper down, sprinkle your freshly coated cereals with your favorite valentines sprinkles. (You have to before it dries or it will not stick.) If you don’t have “Valentine’s Day” sprinkles. A simple red and then a pink bottle of cupcake “pearls” (the tiny choice) will work great. Sprinkle them over the white coated cereal and pretzels to dry.

With the clean extra large metal mixing bowl add 1 Cup of salted mini pretzels (not coated), 1 cup of pink mini marshmallows (optional) and a bag of Valentine’s Day M&M’s. Once your candy coated cereal/pretzel mix is dry, add it as well. Mix gently as to not crush the cereal. Cover and bring to your party or bag it into individual servings to pass around to your friends or colleagues. A cute package option are the Solo cups with lids they have at Wal-mart.

Happy gifting! Enjoy your Sweetheart Snack Mix!!!

DIY Best Sauce

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Creamy whipped dipping sauce that leaves your mouth drooling! Just like a Big Mac is just a burger without it’s special sauce; fried chicken and french fries are just ordinary without amazing sauce. That’s why you need Zaxby’s Sauce! Please tell my you have heard of Zaxby’s sauce. If you have not, you are missing an entire flavor compartment with your french fries and chicken. Seriously!

To be totally honest, I had never heard of Zaxby’s until we drove through Gerogia. A fundraiser for a local student was going on and everyone told us we HAD to get Zaxby’s! Just like one taco bell from another can change in quality, this particular Zaxby’s in Waycross, Georgia was said to be the real deal! We were told it was the best fried chicken in the south- even better than the Popeyes! So hey, it was for a good cause!

It was awesome chicken. Crispy, buttery (not slimey) flavor packed, melt in your mouth fried chicken with AMAZING french fries! They were not lying. Seriously though, the sauce made the entire food pop! It was so good! Next to bringing a case of sauce home with us, we didn’t have anything Zaxby’s sauce. (Since than a few- like minded flavors have been put out- but NOT THE SAME).

Upon returning home, we began scouring for a similar knock off recipe. Nothing on the web, people were like what? Now there are loads of versions and similar companies have some sauces out that go with the same flavor theme, but still do not taste the same. My husband experimented. HERE is a recipe that gets in the same vicinity:

Main Sauce mixture ***(Using 1/2 C. & 1/4 C. makes a nice- 1 Cup container of sauce for the fridge. Then use 1 tsp, 1/2 tsp & 1/4 tsp in the spices and seasonings listed below)

  • 2 Parts Mayonaisse
  • 1 Part Ketchup

Mix. Set aside. (Using teaspoons) Mix seasoning in a extra small glass saucer or cup.

  • 2 Parts Black Pepper
  • 1 Part Garlic Powder
  • .5 Part Worcester Sauce

Use 3 &1/2 teaspoons of seasonings PER 2 & 1/2 Cups of Sauce mixture.

Mix and refrigerate. It is best if chilled a min. of 2 hours before using. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Happy Homemaking & Enjoy!!!