Step one required a trip to Walmart and finding specially marked boxes of Cheerios. Each box contains a postcard that you can fill out and send in to thank the military for their service. The USO will distribute the cards and Cheerios will donate $1 for each card that is received to the USO-up to total of $250,000!
I picked up a few boxes, but sending the post cards is only a part of my plan…
For step two I gathered my Cheerios along with some marshmallows and butter. I’m going to make Cheerio Marshmallow Treats!
To make the treat just add 4 cups of mini marshmallows and 3 Tbs of butter to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until marshmallows are melted, stirring every minute. Add six cups of Cheerios, one or two cups at a time, to the marshmallow butter mixture. Once everything is fully mixed just press into a buttered pan and then cup into squares. (It helps to coat a spatula in butter for the pressing to keep everything from sticking.)