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Corn Pop Treats

Corn pop treats are a fun spin on the classic rice krispy treat! These corn pop treats will bring you right back to childhood!

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You guys, I’m so excited to share this with you! My coworker and I were at CVS on our lunch break when I spotted a big box of Corn Pops on sale for $2. Now, we rarely have these types of cereals anymore. We usually have the boring adult cereals at home. We never buy lucky charms, corn flakes, cocoa puffs, the real sugary stuff anymore. BUT when I spotted these corn pops, something came over me. It was some weird nostalgic feeling and I was like I HAVE to get a box, and while we were walking back to the office, I was wracking my brain of what treat I could make with these instead of just eating them straight out of the box – which, I may or may not did with the leftover corn pops. My lips are sealed! ;)

Anyway, so I decided to just put a spin on regular rice krispy treats and make corn pop treats! I like mine extra gooey with more marshmallow than cereal but you can totally swing the other way or you can be all for the equality of equal parts!

Y’all, these were addicting. Jason and I relived childhood by eating these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (haha sounds a bit more like college ’cause I’m sure our parents would never let us do that). Our tummies were full and our time travel was bittersweet..and now you guys get to do the same! :)

Corn Pop Treats
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Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
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Serves: 12 corn pop treat squares
 
Ingredients:
  • 7 cups corn pops cereal
  • 1 10 oz. bag of large marshmallows
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter
Instructions:
  1. Line the bottom of a 9×13″ baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot, melt 6 tbsp. of butter over medium high heat then pour in the 10 oz. bag of marshmallows. Stir continually until the marshmallows have all melted. You need to stir frequently to keep the marshmallows from burning.
  3. Remove pot from heat and pour in the corn pops cereal. Mix/stir until all the corn pops are covered in the marshmallow mixture. If you feel that you need more cereal, add more, a ½ cup at a time. Like I mentioned above, I like mine more marshmallow/gooey.
  4. Immediately pour contents of the pot into prepared baking pan and using the back of a silicone spatula, gently press down on the mixture to evenly spread it throughout the pan.
  5. Let cool for 2 hours then cut into squares.
  6. These are best eaten the day of. By the next day, the cereal gets somewhat stale and soft.

 

48 COMMENTS

  1. 08/21/2013 at 7:05 am

    Love that first shot, Julie!

  2. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray
    08/21/2013 at 7:28 am

    Oh yum – Corn Pops reminds me of my Dad, he LOVES them like crazy. These are a genius idea Julie!

  3. 08/21/2013 at 7:48 am

    Is it totally weird that I don’t think I’ve ever had corn pops? Lots of other kid cereal but not that. And I can totally see you snacking from the box of leftovers lol

  4. 08/21/2013 at 8:24 am

    I have never had corn pops, but these look so good! What a fun spin on rice krispies!

  5. 08/21/2013 at 8:39 am

    Ohhh my goodness I forgot corn pops even existed. They’re definitely in their best form here!

  6. 08/21/2013 at 8:42 am

    Love this!!

  7. 08/21/2013 at 9:16 am

    Corn pops!!! Oh yes!! This is such a great idea, and look at that stringy marshmallow goodness!

  8. 08/21/2013 at 9:28 am

    I’ve never had these – would love to try them!

  9. 08/21/2013 at 9:48 am

    What a great idea! I bet corn pops would make some amazing treats.

  10. 08/21/2013 at 9:54 am

    Corn Pops were one of my all-time favorite cereals growing up. And now I have a reason to stock up on them again!

  11. 08/21/2013 at 10:04 am

    So funny you post this – I have been craving rice krispy treats for weeks now!! Love the corn pops twist. I want 10.

  12. 08/21/2013 at 10:17 am

    I am dying to try these! So fun!

  13. 08/21/2013 at 10:21 am

    Loved Corn Pops as a kid! Great idea making them this way. Can’t wait to try them!

  14. 08/21/2013 at 10:33 am

    I used to LOVE Corn Pops! Such a fun idea!!

  15. 08/21/2013 at 10:42 am

    I’ve done this with cinnamon toast crunch cereal before, they were amazing!

  16. 08/21/2013 at 10:56 am

    Corn pops were a favorite (and still are) so I love this spin on the classic treat!

  17. 08/21/2013 at 11:14 am

    Oh my word, that is clever! I used to love those as a kid,haven’t had them in decades. Will give this a try with the kiddos. Thanks!

  18. 08/21/2013 at 11:24 am

    Corn Pops were one of hubby’s favorites! Totally need to make these for him!

  19. 08/21/2013 at 11:26 am

    These exhibit a real test in will power for me. They look SO SO SO good to me!!

  20. 08/21/2013 at 11:29 am

    LOVE this idea!!

  21. Crystal Q.
    08/21/2013 at 11:40 am

    Yum!! No kidding, I just bought some rice krispies and marshmallows to make my husband rice krispie treats. Alas, these will have to wait, but I will keep them in mind.

  22. 08/21/2013 at 11:41 am

    Okay- the stringy marshmallow piece is KILLING me. Oh my word I’m thinking I need to find some cereal & make these. Forgot just how good they are when the marshmallow is still soft & gooey.

  23. 08/21/2013 at 12:07 pm

    Ahhh, I used to LOVE corn pops. You’re a genius, my friend.

  24. 08/21/2013 at 12:10 pm

    These are flipping epic!! I think these would be a hit at a tailgate for football season! Bring it on!

  25. 08/21/2013 at 12:35 pm

    Ahhhh I love this (and that gooey marshmallow pull… yum!). My mom and I were just talking the other day about our favorite kid cereals and I’ve been craving all of them ever since. Perfect timing! ;)

  26. 08/21/2013 at 1:06 pm

    MUST TELL EVERYONE I KNOW ABOUT THIS.

  27. 08/21/2013 at 1:31 pm

    Dying over that gooey marshmallow! These look infinitely better than rice krispies!

  28. 08/21/2013 at 2:40 pm

    stop it. you know the way to my heart!

  29. 08/21/2013 at 4:35 pm

    Ohmahgosh, Julie! I made these when I was little! Corn Pops were one of my favorite cereals…along with Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch. Also, made these marshmallow treats with PB Cap’n Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cocoa Pebbles, Fruity Pebbles and Golden Grahams with or without the Cocoa Puffs with chocolate chips for a S’mores kinda thing. Glad you felt compelled to make these for the blog…and, making them with the extra goo! Marvelous recipe and photography! Thanks for sharing these nostalgic treats, girl!

  30. 08/21/2013 at 6:11 pm

    omg…it’s been a while since I’ve eaten these. They look so good. These would be a hit with my boys.

  31. 08/21/2013 at 6:24 pm

    I friggin’ love this, Julie! So cute, creative and such a fun treat for us adults who still need a nostalgic treat now and again. Totally smart take on the original!

  32. Des
    08/21/2013 at 6:56 pm

    Oh my! I love these! So gooey and sweet. I do miss sugary cereals too! Mmmmm…cap’n crunch.

  33. I always eat my cereal straight out of the box, but mostly because I don’t like milk (so then what’s the point of a bowl?) I love love love the texture of corn pops and I think these would be so delicious. Can’t wait to try them out, but I need to find a reason to make them first!

  34. 08/21/2013 at 11:26 pm

    Pretty sure I could eat the whole pan all by myself, yup… totally going to!

  35. 08/22/2013 at 12:55 am

    WOW – these look corn-y and gooey and amazing.

  36. 08/22/2013 at 2:27 am

    AH how glorious is that first photo?

  37. 08/22/2013 at 4:00 am

    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen corn pops for sale here but I totally love the spin you put on rice krispie treats with these!

  38. 08/23/2013 at 12:07 am

    So you know I love you, but today I’ll just be frank and say GIMMME THESE!!! Too good for words, my love!

  39. 08/23/2013 at 8:17 am

    Going RIGHT back to the kiddie glory days with these corn pops. I literally can still picture the box in my head, the taste, and the weird color it turned my milk (sorry if I just grossed you out, lol). These make me so happy Julie!

  40. 08/23/2013 at 1:18 pm

    These are so fun and unique. Who doesn’t love corn pops!!

  41. 08/24/2013 at 2:15 pm

    My gosh these look delicious! I’ve never actually had corn pops cereal before but I bet I would love it – I’m a huge fan of corn in sweet treats!

  42. 08/24/2013 at 11:01 pm

    Never tried this but thinking now I should!

  43. Candice
    08/26/2013 at 12:16 pm

    Yum! I love corn pops. However, won’t it be super sweet?

  44. 08/26/2013 at 7:15 pm

    Corn pops! This is amazing :) I can’t waist to get my hands on this!

  45. 08/29/2013 at 5:23 pm

    I love corn pops too! This is the best idea ever to use them like instead of rice krispies in these treats!

  46. 09/08/2013 at 11:26 pm

    Love this idea! I eat all the boring cereal, but the boys always have their kiddie ones too… haha

  47. 11/11/2013 at 6:37 pm

    Just spotted these on Pinterest and had to click over Julie. These are SO fun! I loved lucky charms when I was little, but corn pops were my sister’s favorite. She’d die!

  48. 02/19/2014 at 9:00 pm

    Oh yum!!! I can’t wait to try these out!

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