Before I share this recipe, I should probably tell you that General Mills did send product, recipes, and some fun stuff to facilitate this post, but more importantly, I should probably tell you that #FrenchToastCrunchIsBack and you know you’re as excited as I am!
This is not my typical recipe, I know that, so I thought I’d just address the elephant in the room before continuing. Although we eat healthy most of the time and I do completely limit my children’s intake of sweets, they like the sweet things too, y’all, so I indulge them when I’m moved to do so. Those indulgences often include homemade cereal bars because I can slip protein and/or fiber in, making me feel a little bit better about the whole thing. But let’s get back to this recipe, mmmmKay? You remember French Toast Crunch from your childhood, right? The little toast-shaped, maple-flavored bites of deliciousness packed into a cereal box? Yes, those. They’re back but lower in sugar (only 9 grams) than their 1995 product release original, but the flavor…oh the flavor…it’s the same one you enjoyed as a child with more whole grain. That taste inspired this recipe for French Toast Crunch Marshmallow and Chocolate (heart shaped because I’m fancy like that) Cereal Bars.
I made these while the babies were at school and B was at work, and OH-EM-GEE, they can’t seem to get enough of them. As in, I need to make more STAT. The French Toast Crunch Cereal should be in retailers nationwide now. If not, ask your favorite retailer to stock it because you’re going to want to stock up (in case *GASP* it disappears again, although I don’t think it’s going anywhere this time because the people have spoken).
- 1-10.5 oz bag mini marshmallows
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 8 cups French Toast Crunch cereal
- 1-12 oz bag semisweet chocolate chips
- Coat bottom and sides of a 13x9 inch baking dish.
- In a large microwavable bowl, microwave marshmallows and butter uncovered on high for 1 minute, stir, microwave for another minute until completely melted.
- Immediately stir the cereal into the melted marshmallows.
- Put mixture in pan and press, I suggest using waxed paper because this stuff is REALLY sticky.
- In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered for 2 minutes, stopping at 1 minute to stir, until thoroughly melted.
- Pour chocolate over cereal mixture and spread like frosting.
- Refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes until chocolate sets.
- Cut into bars or cut with your favorite cookie cutter to make fun shapes to decorate.
My kids are in love with these cereal bars and they have a new (old) favorite cereal for breakfast. Score another win for me with these No-Bake French Toast Crunch Marshmallow and Chocolate Bars. I may never get the hang of baking (OK, I won’t ever get the hang of it), but I’m pretty much mastering these no-bake desserts.
Your favorite childhood cereal is now available at retailers nationwide. Head on out today and grab a bowl of happiness then head on over to Facebook to thank General Mills for listening and get more recipes like this one. And if you have any great no-bake dessert recipes, please share them with me. My family is getting used to this and I’m running out of ideas!