This time it was breakfast cereal. Mr E and I both felt that the evening required some sort of chocolate post-toddler-bedtime treat. I toyed with making chocolate cupcakes but couldn't really be bothered with waiting for them to cook. So instead I decided to give some Cheerios a bit of a grown up makeover, inspired by a bag of open marshmallows that were starting to go a bit sticky!
Hence Cheerio Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch was born - a not too distant relative of Sticky Crispie, it's plainer, peanut butter and chocolate-less cousin.
Cheerio Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch (makes 1 small tray)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
- 90g marshmallows
- 2 cups cheerios
- 30g 70% dark chocolate chopped
First line a small traybake tin or roasting dish with greaseproof paper.
Next melt the coconut oil and peanut butter together in a large saucepan. Once they are runny, add the marshmallows and continue to melt over a low heat until the mixture is smooth.
Add the Cheerios and mix quickly.
Tip in the chopped chocolate and give a quick stir, then tip into the prepared tin.
Allow to cool in the fridge before slicing.
|The last bite - going, going, gone! (Don't worry, we didn't eat the whole tray - just a very restrained slice each)|