Fruity Cereal Treats

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 12 servings

Dried fruits are packed with fiber and antioxidants; just 1/4 cup of dried fruit equals a full serving of fruit.


3tablespoons butter
1 (10-ounce) bag marshmallows
3/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
5cups whole-grain O-shaped oat cereal
1cup chopped dried fruit such as raisins, prunes, tart cherries and apricots
1/2cup chopped, roasted lightly salted peanuts


  1. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter  in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add marshmallows and cinnamon. Cook, stirring, until marshmallows are melted, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and quickly stir in cereal, fruit and peanuts.
  3. Scrape mixture into prepared pan and, using wet hands, quickly press evenly into pan until firm.


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 202
  • Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 8mg
  • Sodium 144mg
  • Carbohydrate 38g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 21g
  • Protein 3g