4/08/2017

Cereal clusters with Cheerios




Cheerios is the number one cereal for kids, and it was the first cereal we gave to Bella when she started teething. In fact, I think is a tradition for most parents to give their babies Cheerios on top of being delicious it helps them practice their motor skills at an early age, but the fun doesn't have to stop in babies.

Today we want to share a recipe and a special treat at our house in honor of El Dia del Niño.These clusters can be a quick afternoon snack or an on the go mess free snack allowing us to enjoy as much time as possible with our niños (kids).


Ingredients:

2 tbs of Unsalted Butter
12 ounces (or the whole box) of Cheerios
10 ounces of mini Marshmallows
2 tbs of all natural honey
1 1/2 cups of Dried Cranberries (feel free to use our child's favorite fruit!)

   


                                                          Can I have one, please?






The best thing about this clusters is that they are super easy to make and delicious.

1. In a large pan place your butter and once melted add the marshmallows. Those also melt fast, so be sure to have everything handy.
With a paddle stir the marshmallows to help them melt completely.
Once the marshmallows are melted add honey and stir until it's completely mixed with the marshmallows.
Then add the Cheerios and cranberries.
Mix it until all the melty-marshmallow goodness has covered every Cheerio and cranberry.
Allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes, this is very important if you have little hands helping you!
Line a plate or a cookie sheet with wax paper for an easy cleanup and no sticky mess!

And now the fun, and tasting, begins. You can just scoop them up and leave them as clusters or make little Cheerios balls with them. We did both!

That's it! It took us around 20 minutes from start to finish.

Now, because us adults need some cariño (love) too here is a sauce that will take these clusters over the top.



Adult version:
1 cup of mini Chocolate chips
1 pack of your choice of instant coffee





Melt the chocolate chips. Add instant coffee. Place in a cute serving dish and dip your heart out! The coffee brings out the chocolate, which brings out the yummy nutty taste in the cereal!


How do you eat your Cheerios?






29 comments

  1. What a fun and yummy treat!

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  2. These look so good! My Mom made something very similar a while back and they were a hit! Yummy!

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  3. I loved the video and pics! Looks like y'all had fun making those!

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  4. These are adorable and sound delicious!!

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  5. Yum! I've never made anything with Cheerios before

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  6. These sound so good! I love the twist on rice krispie treats!

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  7. Yum!!! These look so good, easy to make and my kids would LOVE these!

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  8. Well this looks like the best kind of sticky mess to get into! I love how easy and yummy this is. Going to try it with Marli since she loves Cheerios!

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    1. hahaha my daughter hates anything thats sticky and messy but loved making the little clusters

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  9. We love Cheerios and can't wait to try these! Yum!!

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  10. The adult version sounds yuuuuumy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. These look delicious! And your hair mama? GORGEOUS!

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  12. Easy and perfect for littles!

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  13. Those look so good!! I love the adult version too!!!
    Angela

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  14. Oh my goodness these look delicious! And a chocolate coffee dipping sauce?! I'm smitten..

    Rae | Mindful Rambles

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  15. Of course I'd prefer the adult version but these are perfect for kids. And they'll love helping make them. :-)

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    1. I just steal a few from Bella and dip them at night when she has gone to bed!!

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  16. These look so yummy. I'm in charge of bringing a kid-friendly snack to our Easter dinner so I think these will be perfect. Thanks.

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  17. What a yummy treat! I'm always looking for new ways to use cheerios!

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    1. Yes! Cheerios are a must in every household

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  18. That video is so cute! I love the creative use of Cheerios. They are such a good snack.

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  19. Cheerio's really are the best. I love that they are gluten free now so everyone can enjoy!

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  20. Those look delicious and the chocolate coffee sauce so yummy

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  21. My kids eat so much cheerios and I never thought about this. This is such a great idea. Yum!

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