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.

Dark and white chocolate covered cheerios in a heart-shaped tin and spread around outside the tin

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.

Cheerios in a red measuring cup

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…Cheerios in a cup of melted chocolate

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

Chocolate coated cheerios on a fork over a cup of melted 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…
Chocolate coated cheerios spread out on a baking sheetThen I repeated the whole process with white chocolate.
White chocolate coated cheerios spread out on a baking sheetTHEN 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…

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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!

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Eats Well With Others | Brown Butter Snickerdoodles
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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
February 21, 2014 10:47 pm

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! 😉

Gwen
March 19, 2014 10:24 pm
Reply to  Shelly

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

Sunnie
February 3, 2014 5:34 pm

So freaking hilarious you said murdery!

Alma
December 11, 2013 10:40 am

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
May 16, 2013 10:00 am

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 »

January 20, 2013 1:17 pm

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

January 18, 2013 10:55 pm

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

January 18, 2013 1:37 pm

Worth it.

meg
January 17, 2013 7:00 pm

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
January 17, 2013 3:03 pm

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

January 15, 2013 11:46 pm

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

January 15, 2013 5:28 pm

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

January 15, 2013 9:26 am

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

January 15, 2013 2:59 am

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

January 14, 2013 5:24 pm

I would never make these.

January 14, 2013 5:18 pm

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 🙂

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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