[disclaim]This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gluten-Free Cheerios.[/disclaim]
Did you know that five flavors of Cheerios™ are now gluten free? You can learn all about how they make sure their oats are gluten free HERE. It’s really fascinating! Cheerios sent me boxes of their gluten free cereals to try, so you know what I had to do? Make something yummy with them!
I whipped up some Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cup Cheerios Bars. They are perfect for the peanut butter cup lover, AND they are totally gluten free!
While my husband doesn’t have a positive gluten allergy, he is very sensitive to it, so I try to limit gluten in the things I make. I was thrilled when I found out Cheerios had five of their flavors completely gluten free. Yellow Box Cheerios™, Honey Nut Cheerios™, MultiGrain Cheerios™, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios™ and Frosted Cheerios™ are now all Gluten Free. You can find the label right on the box!
I love Cheerios. It’s one of my favorite cereals for breakfast. I try to stick with oats for breakfast cereal because it is much more filling and full of protein to get you through the day. Cheerios is not just great for breakfast, but it’s perfect for after school snacks or late night snacks, too.
These treats have full size peanut butter cups hidden right in the middle. The heat from the melted marshmallows melts the peanut butter cups into chocolate peanut buttery goodness!
A gluten free recipe full of Cheerios, chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallows.
5 minPrep Time
2 minCook Time
7 minTotal Time
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 package of gluten free mini marshmallows
- 3 cups Gluten Free Cheerios
- 1 cup gluten free semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup gluten free peanut butter chips
- 9 peanut butter cups, gluten free
- Spray an 8 x 8 pan with olive oil spray.
- Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl for about 30 seconds.
- Mix in the marshmallows and heat for about 1 minute.
- Stir the butter and marshmallows until completed melted.
- Add Cheerios, chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips and stir until it's all well coated with marshmallows.
- Add half the mix into the pan and gently use a potato masher to evenly spread it in the pan.
- Add 9 peanut butter cups spaced out in 3 x 3 rows.
- Then, pour in the second half of the Cheerios mix and gently mash again with the potato masher until the top layer is all spread out.
- Allow to cool for a couple hours before serving.
- Cut into 9 squares.
Why are they making Cheerios gluten free now?
It began with Phil Zietlow, an engineer at General Mills for more than 50 years. When he discovered his daughter-in-law, Joyce, was diagnosed with Celiac disease, Phil set off on an almost 6-year mission to make Gluten Free Cheerios. About one percent of the population has Celiac disease, but nearly 30% of the population is avoiding gluten. Now General Mills wants everyone to be able to enjoy Cheerios!
How are they making Cheerios gluten free?
Gluten Free Cheerios were achieved by changing the ingredient-sorting process — not the ingredients themselves. There is one exception – MultiGrain Cheerios – which was reformulated to include sorghum and millet instead of wheat and barley.
You can find Gluten-Free Cheerios by looking for the Gluten-Free seal on packaging. It’s beginning to appear in stores now, but will be almost fully available in September.
If you have gluten sensitivities, click HERE to learn more about Gluten Free Cheerios!
Stay tuned for another fun gluten free Cheerios recipe in a few days. It’s perfect for movie watching time!
What’s your favorite Cheerios?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gluten-Free Cheerios.