Captain Crunch Touchdown Marshmallow Treats
Welcome Everyone to Turnips 2 Tangerines.
Today we will be sharing a recipe for Captain Crunch Marshmallow Treats.
This recipe is a new twist on the old classic, Rice Krispie Marshmallow Treats. Captain Crunch Touchdown Cereal is a ‘Limited Edition’ cereal, that I imagine is only available during the football season:) Captain Crunch Touchdown cereal is basically the same as regular Captain Crunch, except the ‘touchdown’ version has green shaped footballs scattered throughout.
I’m embarrassed to say this but this is the first time I’ve ever eaten Captain Crunch Cereal…. and I’m no spring chicken, which means, that’s a long time to go without trying Captain Crunch Cereal. I have never been a big cereal fan, hence the reason why, usually only eating cereal in marshmallow treats, and then later on in life, eating the dreaded bran flakes, which I actually love..now. I have always been a huge fan of granola and oatmeal, both of which I like to eat often.
When I was younger, I never ate breakfast. I would grab a banana and head out the door. Now I enjoy breakfast and eat what I feel is a pretty good start to my day. I usually have a bowl of cereal or oatmeal, overnight oats or baked oatmeal, sometimes called Amish Baked Oatmeal are favorites, fruit, such as a banana, bowl of berries or applesauce and a small carton of yogurt. This might seem like a lot to eat for breakfast, but I eat a lighter lunch this way and by 5 o’clock, I’m hungry for dinner.
Eating on a ‘schedule’ like this helps me keep my evening snacking under control. I would skip dinner so I could snack at night. Why I thought this was a good idea, I’ll never know…maybe this was my way of justifying eating junk food or just a way to make up an excuse to snack. No matter the reason or excuse behind my madness, one thing is for sure, it’s a great way to put on weight! I am/was a huge evening snack eater. I can and have eaten bags of potato chips, popcorn, candy, and ice cream at night, (not all at once I might add) but I have recently, changed my ways..
Now when and if I do snack at night, I try to limit what and how much I snack on…
keeping healthier snacks in the house helps, as well as eating a good well balanced dinner.
Now, on to the recipe! This recipe is just like it’s sister recipe, Rice Krispie Marshmallow Treats, with the only exception, it uses Captain Crunch Cereal. I used gel food coloring, in my favorite team colors, (Green and Gold for the Green bay Packers) to add color to the marshmallow mixture.
Captain Crunch Touchdown Marshmallow treats are fast, easy, affordable and as always, delicious.
You are sure to score a Touchdown when you serve these delicious treats.
A different and delicious way to eat Marshmallow Treats~
- 6 tablespoons butter, divided
- 16 ounce package large marshmallows, divided
- 2-4 drops gel food coloring use two different team colors
- 8 cups Captain Crunch Touchdown Cereal
- 1/4 cup footballs and jimmies mix sprinkles
Lightly grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with 2 tablespoons butter. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-low heat. Add 1/2 a bag of large marshmallows (8 oz) and stir until marshmallows are melted. Stir in a few drops of the first color of gel food coloring.
Remove marshmallow mixture from heat and stir in 4 cups of cereal. Mix until cereal is completely coated. Press into prepared baking dish. Set aside.
In a second large saucepan, melt the remaining butter over medium-low heat. Add remaining large marshmallows (8 oz) and stir until marshmallows are melted. Stir in a few drops of the second color of gel food coloring.
Remove marshmallow mixture from heat and stir in 4 cups of cereal. Mix until cereal is completely coated. Press mixture on top of first color in baking dish.
Sprinkle football w/jimmies mix over top of marshmallow treats.
Press down lightly. Cool completely. Cut into squares.