Audreys Desserts First Chocoalte Cheerios Marshmallow Bars

Chocolate Cheerios Marshmallow Bars
Yield: 18 servings
Preparation Time: 30 min; Total time: 1 hour 45 min


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Chocolate Cheerios cereal – crushed
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups miniature marshmallows


2/3 cup light corn syrup
¼ cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 11.5 oz milk chocolate chips
4 cups Chocolate Cheerio Cereal


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line bottom and sides of 13×9-inch pan with foil. In large bowl, mix all crust ingredients except marshmallows with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Press firmly into bottom of pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle with marshmallows. Return to oven; bake an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool while preparing topping. In large saucepan, place all topping ingredients except cereal and sprinkles. Heat over medium-low heat just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in 4 cups cereal. Immediately spoon warm topping over marshmallows; spread to cover. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles. Cool completely, at least 1 hour. Using foil to lift, remove mixture from pan; remove foil. With deep 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 18 hearts. Store loosely covered. This recipe originally appeared on