Chocolate Covered Cheerios

Here before you lies an epic battle of man vs cereal.

You see over the holidays I was at a friend’s house and she had this insanely sweet snack mix set out.

 

In this snack mix there was the addition of white chocolate covered Cheerios.

MY OTHER RECIPES

Well, I might have been the girl that picked them all out of the mix, leaving behind the graham crackers and peanuts for everyone else.

I know, I know, no one likes THAT girl.

Sorry.

 

Well, I decided that there needed to be a mix of only chocolate covered Cheerios and then all my problems would be solved and I wouldn’t be THAT girl anymore.

Simple solution.

Until.

Until I started dipping the Cheerios into the chocolate.

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Well, I then discovered why the Cheerios were the minority player in the snack mix.

Because dipping individual Cheerios is not a super fun time.

 

But I decided that I was gonna make it happen…

I tried all sorts of different methods here…because covering them in chocolate isn’t the hard part.. it’s getting them not to stick together.

Obviously they would be equally as tasty in clusters, but I wanted individual tiny snack pieces.

No, you’re not the first person to call me OCD.

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I tried dipping them and removing them on a slotted spoon.  Didn’t work for me, they all stuck together.

Tried lining them on twine and dipping them.  Didn’t work, they all stuck together and the twine got gross..

Tried lining them on a skewer and dipping them.. yep, you got it, they all stuck together.

Tried pouring the chocolate over the Cheerios on a wire rack…Cheerios stuck to the wire rack and the bottoms stayed naked. 1/2 naked Cheerios are not acceptable.

 

So here’s what I did…
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I dipped them, and fished them out with a fork and tapped and tapped and tapped all the excess chocolate…

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Then I used a skewer and removed them from the fork one by one…
PhotobucketAnd put them on a piece of parchment paper to dry…
PhotobucketThen I repeated the whole process with white chocolate.
PhotobucketTHEN my kids came home and started eating them by the handful and I got a little murdery and irrational.
So make these as a cute cupcake garnish, or as an addition to snack mix or if you’re feeling generous with your time for someone you like a lot, an entire bowl of chocolate covered Cheerios.

Which brings me to today’s special occasion…

Christina Bridal Shower(1)

The sweet Christina from Dessert for Two is getting married and a few of her blogging friends have gotten together to throw her a surprise Virtual Bridal Shower!

Christina’s site is great…she makes..well..dessert for two…yummy recipes scaled back for 2 people.  Sometimes that’s all you need!

So in celebration of her big day hop over and check out all the treats that were prepared in her honor…Happy Wedding Christina!

Keep it Sweet Desserts | Sweet and Salty Party Cookies
Krissy’s Creations | Strawberry Macarons
Table For Two | White Wedding Cupcakes
Chip Chip Hooray | Mini I “Do”nuts
Espresso and Cream | Moon Pie Cake
Eat Live Run | Whiskey Walnut Blondies
Eats Well With Others | Brown Butter Snickerdoodles
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Lemon Cupcakes with Sweet Tea Frosting
Country Cleaver | Mini Coconut Cream Pies

 

 

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Chocolate Covered Cheerios

  • Author: Cookies & Cups

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups Cheerio cereal, divided
  • 7 oz chocolate for melting (or almond bark)
  • 7 oz white almond bark
  • 2 tsp vegetable shortening, divided

Instructions

  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Melt 7 oz chocolate with 1 tsp of vegetable shortening in microwave or over a double boiler.
  3. In small batches (about a tablespoon) drop Cheerios into melted chocolate.
  4. Remove Cheerios with a fork and tap off excess chocolate. Transfer to one of your prepared baking sheets.
  5. Repeat process with white chocolate.
  6. Let set and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

 

51 Responses

  1. Well, I’d say mischief managed, but holy cow, you were exactly right: a migraine waiting to happen. I wouldn’t be able to hold myself back from eating them by the handful either, so this entire situation is kind of giving me heartburn.

    However, I’m so excited for Christina and “Old Man Lane”, and these adorable cheerios would be a great addition to a buffet table at their wedding. Congratulations, ‘Tina!

  2. Shelly! Thank you SO much! I’m in happy tears over here with all the love. Thanks for finally making me feel like a bride! You’re so sweet 🙂

    I’m so honored & lucky to call you a friend 🙂

    Love ya!
    xoxo x a million,
    Christina

  3. Nicole

    OMG…I can’t believe you sat there and did all of these one by one like this…but I guess we all have had a plan in mind and were not willing to give up until we found a solution. I’ve gotten so tired of making chocolate covered pretzels that I just break them up and throw them in with the melted chocolate and made a pretzel brittle…which some people love more than the chocolate covered pretzels themselves. Go figure. Regardless, I love your blog..it’s always a bright spot in my day…nice to know that I’m not alone 🙂

  4. Picking stuff out of snack mix is like a hobby of mine. I’m really good at it too. You know…some people do 5 K’s or Zumba as hobbies…I pick chocolate pieces out of snack mix.

    I’ve never tried chocolate covered cheerios but now it’s on my TO DO list.

    1. Love these!

      We make our chocolate covered cheerios as “clusters”. Just mix the cheerios and melted chocolate chips together until covered, dip out spoonfuls onto waxed paper and refrigerate. (Sometimes they don’t all make the refrigerator!)

  5. This made me laugh! I was ready to go make some until I read about your dilemma of dipping individual cheerios… We made peanut butter balls over Christmas and I got tired of dipping those! And they are significantly larger than a cheerio!

  6. So I saw chocolate-covered Cheerios in a store once, and I got all big headed “I’m totally going to go home and make these myself!”
    Then…I stumbled into problems like you did, said it totally wasn’t worth it, and ate the Cheerios for breakfast the next morning instead.
    I’m glad you stuck with it because these look so good! Almost tempting enough to make me want to try to make them… again 🙂

  7. Ah! It irks me to no end when I’ve spent a bajillion days decorating and painstakingly creating a work of edible art, and my dad puts his hand out (no joke), waits for me to plop a slice of whatever it is I’ve made, and shoves the thing in his mouth whole. But fantastic job with these cheerios–you’ve got the patience of, well, a very good mum. I don’t know if I could make them in anything other than clusters, but I’ll give it a shot!

  8. Mindy

    What would have been even cuter would be to dip Quaker brand Whole Hearts cereal in chocolate. Have you had those? Soooo similar tasting to Cherios but they are heart shaped!!!!

  9. okay…….so you have to be nuts to dip all those cherrios in chocolate!!!!!
    Well as my husband and I always say………..being normal aint much fun, gotta have some nuts in us.
    Good for you!!!!

  10. terri from texas

    you are sooo much more patient than i am! i think perhaps small clusters will be featured around here… think how cute using the colored candy melts to make them look all “springy” and stuff!!! just sayin!

  11. susan

    try putting them in a big bag of icing sugar and give them a good old shake, also try mixing shreddies whith chocolate and half a jar of peanut butter yum yum

  12. these look fantastic. I’m one of those that has no problem with the putziness and frustration of an activity like this . Definitely going to try this. Love the idea!

  13. Kaila

    Hmmmmmmmm what if you heated up the chocolate in a medium crockpot, lined the cheerios on skewers, set the skewers across the top of the crockpot and enrobed them with chocolate, letting the excess fall back into the crockpot?

    After each was done dripping you could just swap skewers until you had enough cheerios… then you’d just have to pluck them off the skewers (this is how the amish glaze donuts… the amish are lazy)

    You might use metal skewers though, chocolate covered cheerios + splinters sounds like the kind of horror story my mom used to tell me about strangers doing to my Halloween candy so she could get to all the good stuff first

  14. Alma

    I love this recipe! I have a 2 yr old so I have a few Cheerios boxes but now he’s grown tired of plain Cheerios cereal, had to buy him different cereal. Which leaves me w Cheerios jst sitting on the shelf. This is the perfect solution! Working on my 1st batch now. Tx! 😀

  15. Gwen

    Would this recipe work only for regular plain Cheerios? All I have in the pantry is honey nut Cheerios – my fav. I will try to dip these and let you know how it goes. I am hoping the chocolate is thick enough to stick to the honey. I’m also gonna try to cut down on “murdery and irrational” behaviors I get too when children siffon off treats slowly, by doing this at night while they sleep. Bwahahahaha, more for Mommy! I wonder if there will even be any left in the morning for them to try! 😉

      1. Gwen

        The Honey Nut Cheerios worked wonderfully! There certainly was enough chocolate sticking to them. I tried white chocolate and dark chocolate and I must say, white chocolate still holds the gold medal in my heart. Both were good. Even shared them with a neighbor

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