With flowers starting to bloom and trees starting to bud, I’ve been enjoying the spring color outside. And it put me in the mood to make something colorful! I saw some Trix Marshmallow Bars at BettyCrocker.com and just had to try them out! I had forgotten how fun and colorful Trix cereal was–after all, I hadn’t had it since I was a kid.
I made these marshmallow bars a little differently from the original recipe, using mini marshmallows instead of marshmallow creme and a little more Trix cereal. These thick and chewy bars just look like a celebration waiting to happen, don’t they? How can your day not be brightened when you look at all these colors? They’re perfect treats for kids or kids-at-heart! 🙂
Trix Marshmallow Bars
TRIX MARSHMALLOW BARS by NancyC, adapted from BettyCrocker.com
Makes a 13 x 9″ pan
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 (10-ounce) bag mini marshmallows
- 9 cups Trix cereal (there’s about 8 cups in a 10.7 oz box, so get the next larger size)
Line bottom and sides of 13 x 9″ pan with parchment paper; set aside. In large saucepan, heat butter and marshmallows over medium-low heat until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is smooth; remove from heat. Add Trix cereal to marshmallow mixture and stir until cereal is well coated. Press mixture firmly into prepared pan (use a greased spatula or wax paper to make the pressing easier). Cool, then cut into bars.
Note: if you want thicker bars, don’t press the mixture all the way to the ends of the pan–just press to desired thickness (it will still fill most of the pan). I pressed mine about 1 1/2″ short of one of the short edges of the pan.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
Colorful treats like these are always fun, especially in the spring and summer. What kind of colorful goodies do you like to make?
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