Homemade snack squares- like these peanutty squares - are common and fun treats in Amish homes. This is a popular recipe around the holidays or just during the winter as as snack square tucked away in a lunch pail for a bit of a dessert either at school or at the factory.
Packaged, processed mass market cereals like Cheerios or Frosted Flakes are not uncommon in Amish kitchens. Usually the most conservative Amish will just make their own cereals for breakfast. The New Order tend towards locovorism and would just stay away from such cereals (in general) because they aren't the healthiest ( no matter how Kellogg's tries to spin their product!:). But the traditional, middle-of-the-road Old Order Amish, I have found, are actually quite fond of packaged breakfast cereals like Cheerios. So if you have some Cheerios sitting in your pantry, you might want to try making these tasty peanutty squares!
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups marshmallow creme
- 1 stick butter or margarine
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup unsalted, dry roasted peanuts
- 4 cups Cheerios
- Melt together peanut butter, marshmallow creme, butter and brown sugar, either on the stovetop or in the microwave.
- When melted, blend well then add Cheerios and peanuts.
- Pat into a buttered 9 x 13" pan.
- Cool and cut into squares.