Easy Super Mario Cereal Bars

as you have seen on my social media, we are huge Nintendo fans. the boys asked for a Nintendo Switch for Christmas, and everytime they’ve earned screen time, they’re playing it. actually, you will find the whole family playing it, especially in the evenings. i like to make a big bowl of popcorn or a special treat, and anyone who has finished their homework and has a clean room can play until bedtime. speaking if treats – check out these Super Mario Cereal bars that i recently made! the boys spotted the new limited-edition Super Mario Cereal in the store, so we decided to make some thing special with it.

the new limited-edition Super Mario Cereal from Kellogg’s has just hit store shelves nationwide! each box has collectible Super Mario Odyssey™ art on it, and also functions as an amiibo™ accessory. my boys LOVE amiobos. you can use these ones to collect in-game coins and check out other fun features.

it’s really easy to make these Super Mario Cereal Bars. just heat 1/4 cup of butter and 4 cups of marshmallows in a saucepan on the stovetop using medium heat. once they are melted, combine one box of Super Mario Cereal and the melted marshmallows in a large bowl. mix until the cereal is completely coated. next, pour the mixture into a greased 8 x 8″ baking dish. cool completely and cut into squares.

i recommend reserving a bunch of the marshmallows in a cup before combining the cereal with the marshmallow mix. then, once the cereal and marshmallow mix is placed in the 8 x 8″ baking dish, decorate the top with the reserved marshmallows. this will make your bars look extra fun!

my kids thought i was the coolest mom for making these Nintendo treats. they we so excited to try them, and loved them so much….especially because they tasted different from your average marshmallow crispy treat bar. Super Mario Cereal is filled with colorful power-up marshmallows and a blast of mixed berry flavor. they made the perfect treat for our Nintendo Switch family game night.

you can find Super Mario Cereal for a limited time at your local grocery store. we found our at Target! if your kids love Nintendo or Super Mario, they would love having a Super Mario Cereal breakfast surprise. or if you have a party coming up, make sure to try making these easy Super Mario Cereal bars. they will be a crowd favorite. power up!

{this is not a sponsored post. we did receive a box of cereal from Nintendo. all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. }

My Family Has Fallen in LOVE with Nintendo

every once in a while, i am presented with an opportunity of a lifetime. something so cool that my boys didn’t sleep for a week when they found out. late last year, we were invited to the Nintendo Headquarters in Washington. you probably saw pictures from our adventure on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, but i haven’t shared it on the blog yet. with it being the end of my pregnancy….the very last airplane flight my doctor would allow, and then having a newborn, i have been a bit behind in sharing. but i thought it was the perfect time to share since this past weekend was the release of Nintendo’s newest game system, the Nintendo Switch!!!!

the reason we were invited up to the Nintendo Headquarters was to one, learn more about the Nintendo brand, two, Nintendo wanted to know from parents any questions or ideas we had for Nintendo, and three, to have fun! so we boarded onto a plan and headed up to Washington.

for this trip, i took the youngest boys. they were over the moon to go on a plane for the first time. i can’t believe they have never flown before…but we tend to go road tripping instead on our vacations. Nintendo sent them Nintendo 3DS game systems so that they could try them out and use them on the plane. i have to admit that i’ve never considered getting the boys a portable game system because i didn’t think they were very good quality or worth the money, but i was wrong. these Nintendo 3DS’s were amazing on our trip.

this was Vann’s face when the plane was taking off! it was really loud and also exciting for him.

and when we arrived in Seattle, Vann yelled out “Look Mom, there’s New York!” LOL

the next morning, we woke up bright and early and headed over to Nintendo Headquarters…we were in for a full day of Nintendo fun.

did you notice my son’s Super Mario Vans shoes? he got them for school and just loves them. of course we had to wear them to Nintendo headquarters….starting the day in style.

We spent the day learning about the Nintendo brand and what products are offered, we also got a tour of the building and plenty of time to play and learn how to play fun games on our Nintendo 3DSs. We weren’t allowed to take many pictures inside the Nintendo headquarters building, so i don’t have a lot of pictures from our day there. But i do have these.

our favorite game of the trip was called Animal Crossing. in this game you can make friends with adorable animal villagers and have fun creating a world of your own. you can even cross over into other player’s worlds. you can also purchase Amiibos, which i just learned about, and have them come alive in the game. this is seriously SO FUN! aren’t they cute?!!!!

i would say the main event of the day for the kids was playing their 3DS games. I would say that after learning about how family friendly Nintendo is, i am hooked. there are so many games available that kids and adults could enjoy playing. and i see many family fun nights happening in the near future. as soon as we get our hands on a Nintendo Switch, it’s going to be grown-up vs. the kids!!!!
it was finally time to head home. my final trip before having the baby was complete, leaving my with memories of a special time with mom that they will never forget. looks like they had too much fun!thank you Nintendo! we had a great time and look forward to spending time as a family enjoying the Nintendo brand.

we also had a few blogging friends that were on the trip with us as well. they wrote some cool Nintendo posts too! you can read them here:

Super Mario Bros Printable Confetti
Touring Nintendo Headquarters with Momfluential
Nintendo Switch Launch Event with That’s It Mommy

(Disclosure: This was a hosted trip. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I choose very carefully what I want to share with you, only brands and products I love and trust.)