Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth with a delectable treat that both adults and kids will adore? Why not try making crispy Life Cereal Bars? These marshmallow delights take just ten minutes to prepare and can be enjoyed as a snack, dessert, or even a late-night indulgence.
Imagine layers of crunchy Life Cereal held together by gooey marshmallows. These unique cereal bars not only provide a delicious taste but also a visually captivating treat.
How to Create Life Cereal Bars
If you’re ready to embark on the journey of making these scrumptious treats, gather the following ingredients:
Choose between the original multi-grain Life Cereal or opt for the cinnamon, vanilla, or chocolate varieties. If you decide on the flavored versions, you can skip adding cinnamon.
For the best results, use 10 ounces of fresh marshmallows. Fresh marshmallows provide a delightful chewy texture to your treats. If you have different-sized marshmallows, aim for about 40 regular-size marshmallows or 6 cups of mini marshmallows.
To enhance the flavor, opt for salted European-style butter. Brands like KeriGold, President Butter, or Kroger Private Selection French-style Butter are highly recommended.
Tools You’ll Need:
- 9-inch or 8-inch square baking pan
- Butter or cooking spray to grease the pan (butter adds an extra burst of flavor, but non-stick spray works just as well)
Let’s Get Cooking: Life Cereal Bars in a Snap
Step One: Prepare Your Equipment
- Grease a large mixing bowl, your square 8-inch or 9-inch pan, and a silicone spatula with softened butter or baking spray.
- Pour a 13-ounce box (approximately 7 cups) of Life Cereal into the greased bowl.
Step Two: Melt the Butter and Marshmallows
- Cut 4 tablespoons of salted European-style butter into 4 pieces and place them in a medium saucepan set over low heat. It’s essential to use low heat to prevent the marshmallows from overheating.
- Add 10 ounces of marshmallows to the saucepan, stirring frequently until approximately 75% of the marshmallows have melted.
- Remove the pan from the heat and continue stirring vigorously until all the marshmallows have melted.
- For an extra burst of flavor in your Life Cereal bars, you can stir in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. This step is particularly recommended if you’re using the original Life Cereal.
Alternate Microwave Method:
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine 4 tablespoons of salted butter and 10 ounces of marshmallows.
- Microwave the bowl on high for 1 minute, then remove it and stir vigorously to melt the marshmallows without overheating them.
- If necessary, continue microwaving the mixture in additional 15-second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until the marshmallows are fully melted. Stir in the cinnamon.
Step Three: Combine Everything
- Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the Life Cereal in the bowl.
- Gently stir until all the cereal is evenly coated.
Step Four: Spread into the Pan
- Spread the cereal treat mixture into the greased pan, gently pressing it into an even layer. Be cautious not to press too firmly, as it may result in hard treats.
- Allow the mixture to cool at room temperature for approximately 1 hour.
- Cut the cooled mixture into squares.
More Scrumptious Cereal Bar Recipes
Life Cereal Bars are a delightful treat that will undoubtedly satisfy your cravings. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you can whip up a batch of these mouthwatering marshmallow crispy treats in no time. Whether you’re enjoying them as a daytime snack or succumbing to a midnight craving, these Life Cereal Bars are guaranteed to please your taste buds.
For more recipe ideas and frequently asked questions, visit the Hook’d Up Bar and Grill website.