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.


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.



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 I started dipping the Cheerios into the chocolate.


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.


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…

I dipped them, and fished them out with a fork and tapped and tapped and tapped all the excess chocolate…

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



Chocolate Covered Cheerios
  • 2½ cups Cheerio cereal, divided
  • 7 oz chocolate for melting (or almond bark)
  • 7 oz white almond bark
  • 2 tsp vegetable shortening, divided
  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.


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Lauren at Keep It Sweet

I have to say I was wondering how one would dip individual cheerios, I don’t know if I would have had the patience to figure it out! So cute and perfect for the shower.

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies

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!

Madison @ Espresso and Cream

What a cute snack fora bridal shower! I absolutely love this!


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,


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’s always a bright spot in my day…nice to know that I’m not alone 🙂

Cookbook Queen

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.

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

I have never been a fan of Cheerios–much to plain for me. Now I see that all this time, they were just missing chocolate!

Robyn | Add a Pinch

Oh my heavens! These totally need to happen in my kitchen! I would have fought you over them at your friends house and then we’d both have been THOSE girls! 🙂


This is such a fabulous idea!!


Congratulations Christina!!

Shelly…. you are an evil genius. Cheerios is totally going to steal this idea.

Kim of Mo

hmmm, I think I will make these as clusters! Patience…I have not. But we love cheerios around here. And chocolate of course.

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!)

Julie @ Table for Two

i’m dying for a handful of these – although, they might just melt, so i think eating them all immediately with a large spoon will solve this issue.


They look delicious, but, quite frankly, too much work for me. What if you made them like the puppy chow/muddy buddies recipe????

Cookie Sleuth

What fun! Thanks for doing all of the research for us. 🙂


I would be very murdery if someone ate an entire handful of my carefully dipped chocolate cheerios. I mean, kid or not, that’s just grounds for murder.

Sara @sneakyspoons

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!

Jen @ Jen

So, I guess since it’s Cheerios, I can make them for myself, but pretend I made them for a toddler?! And I’m totally leaving them in clumps.

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

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 🙂


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!

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

This looks so fun! Thanks for eliminating the headache!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

I totally sympathize with your OCD tendencies. And these are so fun–anything’s better with chocolate!

Glory/ Glorious Treats

These are so cute and I’m sure they’re delicious!!


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!!!!


Ohh, if i have the patience and time for these, I`ll definitely make them! They sound deliciousss.

Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

oh my gosh these are adorable! I could see them wrapped in little baggies as party favors…that would be a lot of individual dipping 🙂


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!!!!

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

fun post! My kids will love this!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

What a fun idea. Lots of work, but I am sure they are amazing! Great thing for Christina’s Shower


figuring out a way to get these to work is a worthy obsession! this is the snack mix of my dreams.

Luv What You Do

That is something that I never would have thought of to dunk into chocolate. I bet you could do it with Kashi hearts for a sweet valentine’s day treat!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

What a fussy project but oh wow, I wish I was your kids gobbling them by the handful! I was wondering if you were going to say there was an amazing shortcut for them but sigh, we must work for those little gems 🙂

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!


Wow! So impressed that you had the patience to make these! This is my kind-of snack… Now only if I can get up the energy to make them 🙂

Shiloh Barkley

I would never make these.

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

I admire your patience, clearly well worth the effort. This is such a great idea!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

Wow that’s a lot of dedication to get some chocolate covered cherrios! I bet they are worth it though.

Noble Pig - Cathy

Murdery irrational…omg that killed me. I feel that every day! I love these but yeah I wantef to know how you did it.

Diane {Created by Diane}

what a great snack! I can’t wait to make some 🙂


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


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!

Katrina @ In Katrina

Worth it.

Sue {munchkin munchies}

You did it, but yes, you better hide it from those that snack by the handful:)


OK – this is an insanely smart idea. Lots of work, but insanely smart!

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… Read more »

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! 😀


So freaking hilarious you said murdery!


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! 😉


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