Cheerio Treats No-Bake Recipe - The Girl Who Ate Everything (2024)

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These Cheerio Treats are an easy no-bake recipe with cheerios, marshmallows, peanut butter, and M&Ms.

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Cheerio Treats

Where do I start? It’s been a crazy two weeks. We evacuated for Hurricane Irma and have been in California waiting it out. Hurricane Irma was headed directly for our house and ended up taking a westward turn at the last second.

Although a lot of my friends are still without power, our neighborhood had minimal damage and were very fortunate. We are still praying for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and for those who lost a lot from Irma.

Truth is we were prepped for Hurricane Irma days before she landed. We did all that we could do and then hoped for the best. Being prepped so early allowed us to help our neighbors and friends put up shutters and get ready. All the anxious energy we had was put to good use.

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The airport closed on Friday night and we were one of the last flights out. We had no idea what the destruction would be or what we would be coming back to. I mean Hurricane Andrew leveled houses. Not to mention hurricanes come with tornadoes and that is one of my worst nightmares.

It made me think though. If you could only bring your most valuable possessions and had to fit them in a carry-on, what would you bring? Since this was a real life situation for us, I can answer that. Nothing. I had my kids and my husband with me (along with original copies of birth certificates, etc.). That’s all I needed.

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Hours before our flight took off there was nothing to do but wait. In a dark house with the hurricane shutters on. I was going insane with anxiety.

Imagine all our outside furniture, our kid’s outdoor playhouse, and our boat in our dark house with one small light coming from the back door where we were waiting to put on the last shutter right before we left.

I was pacing back and forth in the kitchen. I have to make something. Some golf, some exercise, some watch TV to relax them. I make food. It’s like my Xanax.

But one small problem. I didn’t have any ingredients. I was trying to not buy anything since we were leaving indefinitely.

Cheerios – check. Marshmallows – check. Peanut butter – check. M&Ms…duh, always – check.

You don’t even need an oven for these. The kids and I made these Cheerio Treats in under 10 minutes. We cut them up and brought them for airplane snacks.

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I wish someone had taken a picture of me taking a picture of these. A pitch dark house with one light streaming in from the back door. Me bent over a two foot area with the nose of our boat poking me in the back and our other sides of me patio furniture trying to get a shot before dusk. Yeah, I know. I’m crazy.


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Cheerio Treats

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These Cheerio Treats are an easy no-bake recipe with cheerios, marshmallows, peanut butter, and M&Ms.


Prep Time: 10 minutes mins

Cook Time: 5 minutes mins

Total Time: 15 minutes mins

Servings: 16 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (10.5 oz) package miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 5 cups Honey Nut Cheerios (or regular)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate M&Ms


  • Place butter and marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl.

  • Microwave for 1-2 minutes or until ready to stir. Stir in peanut butter until blended.

  • Stir in the cereal and M&M's. Spoon into a greased 9x13 pan and press down gently. Let cool and then cut into squares.


Cuisine: American

Course: Dessert

Author: Christy Denney

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published on Aug 16, 2022

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27 comments on “Cheerio Treats”

  1. alicia Reply

    These Cheerio treats have become an absolute favorite with my kids! They can’t get enough of them! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Christy Denney Reply

      So glad you liked it!

  2. Milisa Reply

    I made these Cheerio treats for the grandkids and they absolutely loved them. A quick and easy dessert that I will make again.

  3. Bethani Anderson Reply

    Can you use regular sized marshmallows?

    • Christy Denney Reply


  4. Ben Grounds Reply

    Great article

  5. Patricia mcurry Reply

    praying that Dorian has missed where you live.I live in s,c, and they its coming our way pray it doesn’t hurt anyone else.have a blessed day

  6. Melissa Reply

    @slaythejar on Instagram stole your photos and is using your image to generate sales, leaving the impression she made your treats and took the photos.

  7. John Reply

    Looks easy and good – I may also try Nutella instead of peanut butter.

  8. DJ Reply

    I made this for our Church service this morning, as were having a tailgate party after the service at First Street Beach in Manistee, Michigan (we are located on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan). The recipe was super easy, is wonderfully delicious, and everyone (especially the children) will certainly enjoy the treat!

    Thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes, as I’ve tried others too! I enjoy reading your blog. I pray for all as they work to restore their lives to normal after the recent hurricanes. So glad to hear you and your family are safe.

    Blessings to you!

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Thank you! Everything is slowly getting back to normal thank goodness.

  9. Russ Warn Reply

    I’m glad you and the family are safe! I can’t wait to make these for my son – they look delicious! He loves Cheerios and peanut butter even more so.

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Haha. Thanks! I appreciate it.

  10. Bethany Reply

    I’d been wondering why you hadn’t been updating your blog more often- I didn’t even think about you being in the path of all the craziness. So glad you and your family are ok!! And I’m so glad to see you back to posting again. Looking forward to more soon.

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Thank you! sometimes I wonder if anyone if notices if I don’t blog.

  11. RedVelvetRose Reply

    Thanks for the recipe and I’m glad to know that you and yours are safe.

    Just wondering if there’s a substitution for peanut butter in this recipe?

    • Christy Denney Reply

      You could use cookie butter, nutella, almond butter!

  12. Dorothy Reply

    Thank you for this recipe, think I will make it and take to church for the kids and the “big kids” for our snack after service. Just want you to know that we were praying for you. We know that our Heavenly Father is in charge and He hears our prayers. Thankful that all is well with you.

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Oh my gosh! Thank you for that. It made me tear up. I appreciate that and yes Heavenly Father absolutely hears our prayers.

  13. Paige Reply

    These look so yummy! I love making treats out of cheerios!


  14. Shawnna Griffin Reply

    hey girl- So glad y’all are safe and sound. Praying for the people affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. We just have to trust in Jesus in times like these. He knows best and will take care of us. These treats look amazing.

    • Christy Denney Reply

      I know. HE sees the big picture and we always don’t. Thank you Shawnna.

  15. Patricia mcurry Reply

    Im glad you and your family got to safety out of Irmas way I hope you didn’t have much damage,I am looking forward to making these treats they look real good.

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Thank you. We were so lucky and we are counting our blessings.

  16. Tara Reply

    So glad all is well! Our little corner of Merritt Island came through OK. Water is back and we don’t have to boil it any longer! Electricity came back on Wednesday. There is damage to the property, but it can be fixed. These treats look easy and something the kids will love making. Thanks.

    • Christy Denney Reply

      So glad to hear your water and power are back!!

  17. Becky Reply

    So glad you and your family are safe! I am headed out of town and before I left I saw the box of cheerios in my pantry.. thought maybe I should make cherrio bars to bring along. But life interfered and I never got to make them! Then I get this email and what did you post but Cherrio bars!!! 😉

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