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Have you ever clicked on one of the articles written about childhood favorites, or things you’d remember if you grew up in certain years? Then, when you scroll down the list you think about how much you loved those toys, watched those cartoons or ate those foods, wishing you had them back?
That’s exactly what went through my mind as I walked through my favorite, local ShopRite Supermarket (Shout out to the Shop Rite in Eddystone, PA!) last week while on my weekly food shopping trip and spotted Oreo O’s. I know many of my readers tend to be local to the Philadelphia area, and Shop Rite definitely has this stocked on the shelves! However, if you’re not from PA, you can click HERE to find your closest product/store or on the picture below.
Do you remember this cereal? Straight out of the 90s, and back into my life! My son, who was shopping with me, was beyond curious as to why I was so excited. I didn’t want to disappoint him, so we grabbed a few boxes to take home.
It didn’t take long for the kids to get hooked! Eating a bowl for breakfast wasn’t enough to curb their new found Oreo O’s addiction. They needed to take it to the next level. My daughter decided that we should make Oreo O’s cereal bars. We’d simply substitute rice puffs for Oreo O’s when mixing it with marshmallows and butter.
Count me in, child. Count. Me. In.
The recipe was so easy that I just let the kids have at it!
What you’ll need: 1 bag marshmallows, 3 tablespoons of butter, and 3 cups of Oreo O’s Cereal
What you need to do: On low heat, melt the butter and marshmallows until smooth, then add the cereal and mix thoroughly. Pour into a baking dish. (We personally doubled the recipe to fit one of my larger baking dishes.) Let cool. Serve!
If you’ve seen my other school lunch posts, you’ll know that I love being creative with ingredients that are already stocked in my pantry. I don’t like searching high and low for some obscure specialty items that my children won’t eat. It’s not worth my time or money. – which is why my big food shopping trips are always at Shop Rite. We are lucky enough to have multiple locations in my local area. I think that’s why this recipe is was such a success. It brought a whole new dimension to the Oreo O’s and created a treat that goes well beyond just a breakfast cereal. Now, the kids can take a bar with them to school as a treat.
Maybe you can find new ways to make meal times fun with the kids. – Crumble them up over yogurt. Eat them straight out of the bag. Crumble them over chocolate pudding! The sky’s the limit when it comes to our old but new Oreo O’s.