These Super Fruity Bars are perfect!
To some kids, if you put ‘super’ in front of anything, it becomes instantly stupendous. The other night, my son was having a rare moment of veggie resistance (he generally loves ‘em), but I convinced him to finish his veggies, telling him that they would give him super vision
. He loved the idea of seeing through walls, and gobbled them right down.
(In all fairness, they were carrots, which are known for having nutrients that help with eyesight, so I wasn’t really totally making it up. I swear.)
So, when I was thinking of a name for this recipe (which went through way too many iterations before today), I wanted something fun. Something that you’ll want to say. Something everyone will remember. Enter Super Fruity Bars.
Super Fruity Bars are made with my son’s very favorite variety of Cheerios (or so he told me today): Fruity Cheerios.
Like those fantabulous crispy treats that we all grew up with, these bars are held together with a marshmallow-butter concoction.
And then they are sprinkled with the cutest pastel-hued mini marshmallows. Sure, these aren’t as good for you as, say, eating fruit. But look at them! They are bright and colorful and oh-so-fun.
And besides, your kids (or friends or coworkers or whoever) will probably surprise you with big hugs. Well, mine did, at least.
Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.