I know, I know. Pumpkin Spice is everywhere. Before you tire of the ubiquitous mix of flavors, you might want to make these delightful pumpkin bars made with Pumpkin Spice Cheerios.
General Mills sent me a box of their Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, marshmallows, caramels, Ghirardelli white baking chips and a recipe. I can’t say no to caramels and white chocolate chips (and an easy recipe!).
The marshmallow cereal bar recipe was very easy to make and one that I’d make again.
You start by spraying the bottom and sides of a 13×9 inch pan with vegetable oil. Set aside. Spray a large bowl and fill it with 6 cups of Pumpkin Spice Cheerios. Set Aside.
Spray a medium size, microwaveable bowl with vegetable oil and add unwrapped caramels and 2 tablespoons of water.
Cook in the microwave on high for 1.5 to 2 minutes, stirring after one minute until the caramels are melted.
Add 2 cups of mini marshmallows.
Stir until melted.
Add marshmallow, caramel mixture to the Pumpkin Spice Cheerios. Mix until combined.
Pour into prepared pan. Spray a spatula and use it to press the cheerios mixture into the pan.
(You can skip the next part if you don’t want the extra sugar). In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup white baking chips and 1 teaspoon cooking oil.
Microwave on high for one minute or until melted.
Drizzle the melted chips over the bars. Refrigerate until firm, about a half hour.
And that’s it. Really easy and my family loved them. Pumpkin Spice Cheerios are gluten free and none of the ingredients contain gluten (the baking chips say may contain wheat, fyi).
Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Marshmallow Bar Recipe
- 6 cups Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Cereal
- 1 bag (11 oz.) caramels, unwrapped
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1/2 cup white vanilla baking chips
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
Spray bottom and sides of 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray. Spray large bowl with cooking spray; place cereal in bowl and set aside.
Spray medium size, microwavable bowl with cooking spray and add unwrapped caramels and water. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir, microwave for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stir until smooth.
Stir in marshmallows. Mix until melted and smooth.
Pour caramel mixture into cereal bowl. Stir until evenly coated.
Pour into pan. Spray a spatula with cooking spray and press mixture into the pan.
Microwave white chips and oil in a small bowl for about a minute. Stir until smooth.
Drizzle melted mixture over bars. Refrigerate until bars are firm - about 30 minutes. Enjoy!