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Nutty Corny Cereal Treats

See Recipe Below

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A few years back a couple of friends convinced Rent-a-Dad and I to try making our own candy corn trail mix. The reasoning was that the mix tasted so much like a Payday candy bar that we couldn’t refuse.

Since I am not a huge Payday candy bar fan I was a bit skeptical. Rent-a-Dad and my mom immediately jumped on the idea so we bought a canister of unsalted peanuts and candy corn. I had to admit that it was quite yummy and in quite a few ways better than the candy bar. We even tried other peanut/candy corn combinations and found that we really liked the honey roasted version.

At some point this past spring when I was making my special Reese crispy treats, Rent-a-Dad was thinking of all the flavor combinations I could make with crispy cereal and candy. That was when he had an “ahah!” moment and begged that once fall rolled around that I try the below recipe.

I was skeptical about this flavor combination so I did not make a HUGE pan of the treats. Once again I have to admit my skepticism was ill placed.  Rent-a-Dad is a HUGE fan of this recipe! Since candy corn is an acquired taste I would suggest making this flavored cereal treat dish in the batch size I have measured out below… At least until you know if your family is a fan or not.

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Nutty Corny Cereal Treats

Ingredients

2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

21 regular sized marshmallows

3 cups of Crispy Rice Cereal

½ cup roasted peanuts (my family prefers honey roasted)

½ cup candy corn (we always use Brachs)

9 x 9 Square baking pan (buttered/greased)

 

With margarine, grease your baking pan and a large wooden spoon. Set aside. I use spray butter as it’s a nice flavor and easy to apply.

In a large microwave safe bowl (I use a ceramic mixing bowl) measure out 21 regular sized marshmallows and 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter. Heat in the microwave for about 1 to 1 ½ minutes until the peanut butter looks shiny and is sinking into the now extra fluffy melty marshmallows. Stir the marshmallow and peanut butter together.

Add in the 3 cups of crispy rice cereal. If the spoon proves difficult get your hands dirty and mix the ingredients together. Once the marshmallow mixture is evenly dispersed through the cereal add in the peanuts and the candy corns. When evenly mixed spoon and spread the mixture into greased baking pan.

Wait 5 to 10 minutes until the mixture is cool and set. Cut and enjoy! Honestly… who can wait that long? Dig in and enjoy!!!!!!

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