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I’m going to hit you a little heavy today with some Mother’s Day reminiscing. Sometimes a little heavy chit chat is good for the soul and it’s a tad refreshing. With Mother’s Day approaching I thought a blog post with some focus on Mom was necessary. Who doesn’t love to chat about how amazing their loved ones are?
This Mother’s Day I celebrate year two of motherhood and my mother celebrates year 32 of motherhood. Becoming a mother has brought us closer than ever. When you have child a special light shines on your own mother that seems to be impossible to see pre-motherhood. This Mother’s Day I’ll be doing a fair share of reminiscing my childhood, my teenage years when things got rocky, my growth into adulthood and then of course my journey to motherhood. Through all of these stages my constant was and is my Mother.
My Mother shares my same love for entertaining, hosting themed parties and dinner gatherings. Above are a few photos from recent events. I can’t wait to plan our next event together!
After all that sweet chat, it’s time for a sweet recipe to share with Mom!
You might be thinking, how does talking about mom roll into a recipe? Childhood without Cheerios™, I don’t believe a thing exists. I love how certain foods can bring back a flood of memories and bring a smile to your face. I’m certain my mom was giving me cereal far before I can recall. Our household ran on cereal and we often had it for dinner. This Mother’s Day I’m gifting a box to my mother, my favorite lady. The “Buy a Box/Give a Box” is a simple way to give Mom a little item that brings back childhood memories; it’s sure to put a smile on her face.
My Mom is going to love these! The roasted bars are so fun and the perfect little sweet treat anytime of day. I would serve these bites at brunch, bring them to the park, have a few bites as my afternoon snack or even break off a few pieces post dinner. These roasted bars remind me of the roasted nuts you can get at theme parks. Theme parks- there’s another slew of childhood memories. They’re crunchy, sweet and they break apart easily; you could even serve these alone instead of making them into bars. Loose crunchy bites- yum! I like a recipe that gives variety when it comes to serving and enjoying.
1/2 stick of butter, 4 tbsp confectioners sugar, 6 cups of Cheerios™ (I used Honey Nut Cheerios™ for this recipe) and 2-4 tbsp of peanut butter.
Combine butter, sugar and cereal.
Place mixture on baking dish and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven, allow it to cool.
Mix in peanut butter and place in baking dish or storage container of choice.
Place in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.
Remove and cut out bars and snack whenever you like!
During your next Walmart visit be on the lookout for the specialty marked Cheerios™ boxes available exclusively there. To give a box you simply enter an online code, fill out an E-card for a friend to open (how cool is that?) and then your loved one/friend is all set to take their coupon to Walmart to get their very own box of Cheerios™ for free. Learn more all about the details and how to redeem the code for a free box by heading here. I can’t wait to hear all about who you decided to give a box of cereal to! If you haven’t picked up a little extra something for mom, aside from the traditional Mother’s Day gift you already have, grab an extra item or two when at Walmart. Bring back a flood of emotions this Mother’s Day by giving a box of Cheerios™.
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