A trip down memory lane and a giveaway

When I was growing up our cereal of choice was Cheerios. Now when I say by choice I mean my mother's choice. She felt it was the best cereal for us to eat and so eat it we did. And on occasion we got a sliced banana in our cheerios. Now that flavor I liked but the texture was an issue for me, with the banana, milk, and cheerios in one bite. So I really wish that they had this new type of cheerios when I was a kid because it would have solved all of that for me. Because that new flavor is Banana Nut Cheerios, and I was given the opportunity to get a sample of it and let me tell you it is good. So good that I had to hide it from P because that is one his favorite flavors. Why would I hide it from him you ask because as soon as I tasted it I knew what I wanted to make with it. And If I didn't hide it I would have maybe 1/2 a cup of cereal left and that wouldn't do me any good. Because these cereals bars were good, really good and I have Grace to thank for the inspiration!

So I get the opportunity to give away 3 gift boxes which include everything below except the fruit! You will receive the loaf pan, 2 cereal bowls, a coupon for a free box of Banana Nut Cheerios, and the Fruit basket. All you have to do is post a comment about what you would make with the fantastic Banana Nut Cheerios or how you would eat them! The Giveaway will end February 27th at noon CST and please leave a way for me to contact you in your comment.

Peanut Butter Banana Cheerio Bars

¾ cup of peanut butter
2 tablespoons of butter
10.5 oz of mini marshmallows
6 cups of Banana Nut Cheerios
½ cup of banana chips, broken into pieces

Spray a 13x9 pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl place the marshmallows, butter, and peanut butter. Microwave for 1 minute and then stir, keep microwaving in 15 second intervals until all of the marshmallows have melted. Add in the cheerios and stir to combine and spread in the pan in a even layer. Immediately top with the banana chips and press them into the cheerios. Let them cool completely in the pan and then cut into squares.

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