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.

Recipe by Serena Ball

Nutritional Info *per serving

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