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Summer Berry and Marshmallow Cereal Bar

Summer Berry And Marshmallow Bars

Summer evenings at our house typically consist of an easy dinner outside with drinks and activities lasting well into the sunset hours. We might as well live on the back patio. We like to keep our meals simple, and follow them with something light and sweet. One of my favorite ways to end a meal is with a summery take on the marshmallow cereal bar. Our entire household loves Rice Krispy Treats, for their simplicity, nostalgia and, they are so good!  I thought it would be a fun idea to try a few different versions of an old favorite. We bought a bunch or cereal one day and began experimenting, I bought come Cap’n Crunch (the plain variety) and immediately had an idea. I went over to the dried fruit section at the store and purchased a bag of mixed freeze-dried berries. I made my cereal treats as usual, which at out house means lots of vanilla and mixed in the entire bag (even the fine powder at the bottom) of freeze-dried berries into the cap’n crunch marshmallow mixture. I poured it out onto waxed paper, shaped and let it cool. The kitchen was filled with the really concentrated berry smell that was so wonderful and summery – I could hardly wait to cut into those bars. When they finally cooled enough to cut, I did so and took a bite…WOW! So much berry flavor in a bite, so summery and somehow nostalgic. They are a delicious treat to take down to the beach when you’re in Rosemary Beach, or pack them as a snack when wandering through the woods in Seabrook. Better yet, bring these festive red and blue berry goods to your Memorial Day cookout and watch them disappear.

Summer Berry And Marshmallow Bars Perfect Grab and Go Snack for the Beach or Hike

Summer Berry And Marshmallow Bars

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 20oz box of Cap’n Crunch
  • 1 3.5oz or so bag of freeze dried berries
  • 2 10oz packages of mini marshmallows
  • 1 stick of salted butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • Waxed paper or parchment (greased)

Summer Berry And Marshmallow Bars

DIRECTIONS

In a stockpot carefully melt and slightly brown the butter over medium heat. Add both bags of mini marshmallows and stir until they are almost completely melted. Carefully add the vanilla, stir once more and remove from heat. Add the box of Capn’ Crunch and the freeze dried berries and stir. Quickly pour onto a greased sheet of waxed paper or parchment and pat down to shape into a rectangle. Allow to cool about 5 minutes and cut into pieces. I like to cute the ragged edge off so you have really nice square pieces. Eat the edges you cutoff when no one is looking.

Providence on the Green

Our talented photographer and friend, Aaron Snow, headed to Providence on the Green.

Providence in perfectly situated on the iconic

Providence surrounds a tranquil courtyard that invites long lingering evenings after a day on the beach. Both levels of the house orient toward this incredible outdoor space with its summer kitchen, relaxation pool/spa and fire pit. Lazy mornings convene on the big covered balcony overlooking the Green and the beach. The main kitchen and living area were remodeled in 2012 to create a large entertaining space that is the perfect spot for a summer brunch or a Christmas feast. The private library in the master suite is a wonderful reading retreat that’s also able to transform into another sleeping area for kids.

With our other Rosemary property, Hopetown, just across the Green from Providence, it’s the perfect place for large groups of friends and multi-generational families to convene for holidays, reunions and weddings on 30A.