Peanut Butter Marshmallow Treats for One

In spite of the sad title, this little treat is easier than making a pan of  marshmallow cereal bars when you need a little something sweet and nostalgic.  They only take five minutes, they’re horrible for you and they’re delicious.  I save these for special occasions, like Golden Girls or Little House on the Prairie marathons. 


Microwave safe ramekin or other small bowl

1/2 T. butter

1/2 C. crispy rice cereal

1 T. peanut butter

4 Standard size or 1/2 C miniature marshmallows or roughly 2T. of marshmallow fluff


Rub the inside of your container with part of the butter, liberally.

Place whatever marshmallow incarnation you have in the dish with the rest of the butter.

Microwave in 15 second spurts, stirring in between blasts, until marshmallow and butter are melted smooth.

Quickly stir in peanut butter just until it melts enough to swirl with the melted marshmallow

Pour in cereal and stir until coated.

Let it cool for a minute or two or until it sets up completely (in about half an hour), I won’t judge either way.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

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