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.

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.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Gwen
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! 😉

Sunnie
Sunnie

So freaking hilarious you said murdery!

Alma
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! 😀

Kaila
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… Read more »

Kristen

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

Sue {munchkin munchies}

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

Katrina @ In Katrina

Worth it.

meg

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!

susan
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

Diane {Created by Diane}

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

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.

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

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

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

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

Shiloh Barkley

I would never make these.

Krissy

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 🙂

terri from texas
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!

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 🙂

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!

Joanne

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

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

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

fun post! My kids will love this!

bubbieone

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!!!!

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 🙂

Lynna

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

Mindy
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!!!!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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