corn pops gooey cereal bars

This past weekend I traveled back home to Texas to go house hunting in West Texas, aka the desert of death.  Hubs and I will be moving there in early 2012 (thank goodness it won’t be summertime) and so we needed to scope out the options we had available for a place to live.  Since we’ve been married I think it’s the longest amount of time I’ve been gone from home. Hubs is gone a lot because of his job, but it’s rare that he is home and I am not.  When I walked in the house at midnight on Sunday night, after a long day of traveling, I saw these beauties waiting for me on the kitchen island:

A pyramid of Kellog’s Corn Pops Cereal Gooey Bars – a treat he made up on the spot!


Hubs and I are cereal freaks. Seriously. We registered for twice as many bowls and spoons as we did plates and forks for our wedding. Also, at any given time you can find at least 5 varieties of cereal in our pantry, and we usually have at least two cartons of (lactose-free) milk in our refrigerator at any time.  Spoons are never in full stock in our silverware drawer and we oftentimes eat cereal for breakfast and dinner.

We don’t play around with the cereal here at the O’Brien household.  

Corn Pops has always been a favorite of mine, mostly because I can eat it dry or with milk, and it’s all the same. I’ve recently strayed away from keeping it on hand, but that’s not for lack of loving the taste. So hubs got all domestic on me this weekend and made me some gooey treats for my arrival home. I must say they are quite delicious at 12 midnight, especially after you skipped dinner because you were rushing through an airport to make your connecting flight home.

Corn Pops Gooey Cereal Bars


3 Tbsp Butter, cold

1 bag of large white marshmallows

2 Tbsp of brown sugar

4 – 5 cups Kellogs Corn Pops cereal


In a large saucepan, melt the butter and marshmallows until smooth. Add the brown sugar and mix well until melted.  Remove from heat and stir in cereal, one cup at a time, making sure all the cereal gets coated evenly with the gooey mixture.  You want there to be more gooey, and less cereal.

Pour into a greased 9×13 pan and let completely cool.  Cut into squares to serve.

Can be stored in an airtight container up to 6 days, if they last that long!

The only thing sweeter than these treats was the fact that my hubs made them just for me…I am so blessed to have him!

3 Comments to “corn pops gooey cereal bars”

  1. Hehe… ‘desert of death’…

    That is SO sweet that your husband made you these sweet treats! What a great guy. :)

    And hey, we totally have 6 boxes of cereal right now and 2 types of milk (he drinks regular, I drink almond) and we are nearly always out of bowls and spoons too! Haha!
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  2. That is so nice of your husband to make up a treat for you!! And those look SO good :) I love Corn Pops, but haven’t had them in years!

    Hope you are having a great weekend!
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  3. I married a non-cereal eater, which I guess is ok, but I could eat cereal 365 days a year. I adore a good bowl of yummy cereal! These pops look amazing!
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