Way back in May we went camping as a girl scout troop. I bought most of the food but some moms sent snacks. There were tons of leftovers, including about 4 ziplocs full of Cheerios that I tried to return to the mom in question, but it just didn't happen. I'm really tired of having them sitting around my house, so I Googled Cheerio recipes. It turns out there is a whole section of the Cheerio website devoted to recipes- who knew? But the one I settled on was from About.com. (I doubled it- risky for a first time recipe, and left out the salty peanuts as I didn't have any.)
Today I mixed up 1 cup of sugar and1 cup of honey in a pan, and brought them to a boil. Then I threw in a cup of peanut butter, 6 cups of cheerios, and half a bag of chocolate chips, which promptly melted. I smushed them into a 9x13 pan and am waiting for them to cool so we can sneak them into the movies. The spoon I licked tasted pretty good, though.
These remind me a bit of the puffed wheat bars my granny used to make. I found a recipe online for those- they seem to be a prairie province Canadian thing- but I don't remember hers having chocolate in them. Anyway, I'll make them next.