And the monstrous fun continues with another Monsters University inspired treat! To celebrate this weekend’s opening of the new film, we had a little Monsters-theme playdate, complete with Mike Wazowski monster smoothies, Mike Wazowski monster apples, and these oh-so delicious cereal treat bars! While on our Monsters playdate shopping trip, Big Brother happened to spot a special edition Kellogg’s Monsters University cereal (think Lucky Charms). We don’t do much sugary cereal like that normally, but thought we could definitely turn it in to a special treat! And, that’s exactly what we did! No-bake, easy to make, super cute, and seriously delicious!! It’s as simple as making “krispie treat bars”.
- Monsters University cereal (*Note- if you can’t find the cereal, you could always substitute with something else and use the sprinkles/food coloring/etc. to make it more “Monsters-ish”)
- blue and green sparkling sugar sprinkles
- candy eyeballs
First decide what thickness of cereal bar you’d like. Because I was making them for young kids, I decided to make them in a 9×13 pan to make them fairly thin. But, the “normal” recipe isn’t enough then. If you like them thicker, then I suggest a square 8×8 or 9×9 pan! So…
- For thicker cereal bars in a square pan, use 3T butter, 4C mini marshmallows, and 6 cups of cereal!
- For thinner bars in a 9×13, use about 1/4 C butter, 5-6 C mini marshmallows (almost the whole bag), and about 8 C cereal (almost the whole box).
Start by greasing whatever pan you’re using with some butter. Then, melt your butter in a pan on low heat with the marshmallows, stir frequently. Once that is gooey & melty, stir in the cereal until it’s all mixed together well. Spread into the greased pan and smooth down as best you can. I recommend spraying a little non-stick cooking spray on your hand or on a piece of foil for pressing everything down. Then, while everything is still warm, let the kids sprinkle blue & green sugar sprinkles all over the pan and sticking in some candy eyeballs for some added monster fun!! Let the bars cool to harden a bit, then cut and serve! Super easy and fun! And, be warned…these monster treats are scary good! So they might just disappear in a flash!
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so fun! i need to get this cereal!
Any suggestions on where to buy the candy eyeballs? Would Michael’s or a place that stocks cake-decorating supplies have them?
We are waiting for the movie to come to the drive-in theater near us. I think I will surprise my kids with these treats for our movie snack. Great idea, thank you for sharing it!
Hi Mindy! I actually found them at Target and I’ve seen them at some Walmarts and JoAnns. Haven’t looked for them at Michael’s, but it’s a good bet! 🙂 Have fun at the drive-in! Glad you like the snacks! 🙂
These are really cute! All your posts are making me wanna see this movie!
Thanks, Andrea! The movie is SO fun!! You all should totally go!!
Oh my gosh, the eyes are totally freaking me out, but these look like a lot of fun to eat!
Ha! They were! Very tasty too! 🙂
These are so much fun!
How cool are these! LOVE the eyeballs in them!
Thanks, Erin!!! The eyeballs did add a simple, fun touch! 🙂
Adorable! My daughter would love to help make these!