Monday, May 14, 2012

Oooh! Matisse Bars

My mom is on a mission to make my budding artist into an art aficionado. So she has been slowing giving her art appreciation books. One of Gaby's favorite books recently is Oooh! Matisse by Mil Niepold. Gaby loves reading it, and is getting very good at it herself.

Anyway, we have a lot of O cereal in the pantry, and I've been dying to do something with it. I thought of making O-treats, like Rice Krispies treats. But I've never made those, so I wouldn't know how to convert them. I'm in love with another blog/website dedicated to cooking for kids. Weelicious is where I got my recipe for what we call "Oooh Matisse bars." Gaby loved them, and Gaby's classmates love them too!

Oooh Matisse bars - adapted from Weelicious "O" Cookies

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Corn Syrup - yes, I know. It's all I had!
4 Cups O’s Cereal 

1. Place the nut butter and corn syrup in a small saucepan over low to medium heat and warm for 2 minutes or until it becomes smooth and combined.
2. Place the cereal in a bowl.
3. Pour the warm peanut butter/corn syrup mixture into the bowl with the cereal and stir to combine.
4. Place the mixture into a 9 x 9 inch ungreased pan, pat down and then cut into bars. As the O’s mixture cools, it will harden.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy!! No shame in using corn syrup. It's a common baking ingredient and not the same thing as HFCS.