This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine. Not only is BoxTops for Education an easy way to support your school — it can be lots of fun, too!
Every single one of my kids loves food in one way or another. They are all apt to comment on the various ingredients and flavors in the food they eat and generally are pretty good about trying new things. That has worked out well for my boys in the military because, being overseas at one time or another, they are good about tasting all of the flavors of the cultures they visit. The rest of us just drool and sigh over the pictures they send us and post on social media.
You could say we are a food oriented family.
One of the things that the younger kids and I do is to create recipes while we walk through the store. One of them will see an ingredient and come up with a possible combination of ingredients for it. Another will use the same ingredient and come up with a completely different recipe — and of course?
We get the stuff and give it a try.
We’re actually planning a Chopped challenge where we’ll pick up random BoxTops for Education ingredients and give everyone an hour to create something wonderful. Worst case scenario?
We go out for pizza.
So this recipe was a result of talking about cereal snack bars. Kyrie is a big Cheerios fan. While the boys will choose the sweeter cereals, Ky always heads for Cheerios. We decided that they’d make a great snack for after-school! Everyone in our family loves strawberry shortcake so Kyrie and I came up with this snack bar version using Cheerios, white chocolate chips, and strawberry marshmallows. Next time we are going to add dried strawberries, too.
They are just right for an after-school snack, not too sweet but just sweet enough to hold you over until dinnertime. The oaty flavor of the Cheerios balances the white chocolate chips and gooey strawberry marshmallow really well. Crunchy and gooey – these things go together in minutes and are so easy that the kids can make them with your supervision.
Not only are you getting a sweet snack but your school gets 10 cents for every boxtop you turn in.
Why not have your own Chopped Family Challenge? Head over to Walmart, grab some of the specially marked General Mills® products – there’s everything from taco shells and pizza rolls to cereal and cookie dough. Pick out a couple of ingredients and get to work! See what you can come up with. 🙂
Walmart makes it even easier with their Walmart Bonus Box Tops offer on select General Mills® products. Some of the products are specially marked and are worth FIVE boxtops instead of just one — like these Cheerios and the other cereals my kids picked out. Just look for the specially marked boxes at Walmart. They’re easy to spot. Learn more about BoxTops for Education at Walmart.
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- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 1/4 bags, (10 ounces or about 6 cups) strawberry flavored marshmallows
- 1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract, , optional
- 1 cup white chocolate chips.
- 5 cups Cheerios
- Grease a 13x 9 inch pan
- Melt the butter and marshmallows together in the microwave on high in a large, microwave safe bowl.
- Stir often until smooth. This will take about 2 minutes.
- Remove from the microwave and stir in the strawberry extract.
- Quickly stir in the cereal.
- Add the white chocolate chips.
- Stir the mixture until it is completely coated with the melted marshmallow mixture.
- Turn out into the 13x9 inch pan and press down gently to compact it and make it even.
- Cool for 10 minutes.
- Cut and serve.
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