In two short weeks, my big brother is going to be a dad! Crazy. It seems like yesterday he was a volvo driving, football playing, little sister teasing hungry teenager. If there is one sweet dish that reminds me of my brother, it’s this one. These nostalgic bars bring me back to around 1998. They’re simple, sweet, and delicious. I’m sure my brother and sister in law’s pantry will soon be stocked with Cheerios for the little one. Hopefully they’ll set aside a few cups for themselves to make this treat!

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter
1 bag (10.5 oz.) mini marshmallows
1 cup creamy peanut butter
5 cups Cheerios

Preparation:

Butter a 9 x 13″ glass dish and set aside. In a large stock pot over medium low heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and stir constantly until mostly melted. Add the peanut butter and continue to stir until the marshmallows and peanut butter are completely melted and smooth. Add the Cheerios and mix until the cereal is well incorporated into the marshmallow mixture.

Press bars into the glass dish and allow to cool.

Makes 16 large bars.