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Chocolate Covered Cheerios

Overhead view of chocolate covered cheerios in a heart-shaped dish

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.

Cheerios in a cup of melted chocolate

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…

Chocolate coated cheerios on a fork over a cup of melted chocolate
Chocolate covered cheerios on a fork over a cup of melted chocolate
Chocolate coated cheerios spread out on a baking sheet
White chocolate coated cheerios spread out on a baking sheet


Then I used a skewer and removed them from the fork one by one…
And put them on a piece of parchment paper to dry…
Then I repeated the whole process with white chocolate.
THEN 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!

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Chocolate Covered Cheerios

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Ingredients

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  • 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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50 comments on “Chocolate Covered Cheerios”

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

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

  5. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

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

  6. Krissy's Creations

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 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!

  8. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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