Snack Day With Cheerios



The twins love Cheerios!  What 1 year old doesn’t, right?  Everyday when I come walking in the room with their snack cups full of Cheerios they immediately grab for them and gobble them up while watching the latest episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.


I always find myself snacking on a few Cheerios myself while filling their bowls which got me thinking of making a Cheerios Trail Mix. This has turned out to be a delicious go to snack.  Keep in a seal tight jar and grab a few while filling up the snack cups for the kids.  I make the Cheerios Trail Mix with Agave Nectar which makes this delicious!


This is also a great snack to have while on the run.  I find myself at times flying out the door and hungry on the road.  This is a great snack to have on hand to put a full handfuls in a baggy to have to munch on while driving down the road.


But this gets better.  I didn’t just make a snack for the adults I made another snack for the kiddos (or the parents too).  We love s’mores and we have been making them often while sitting around the fire on the weekends which got me thinking of creating a Cheerios s’mores.  This is great for the older kids; which I make for the kids in my family.  The twins aren’t eating these, but I’m sure they would love too!



Cheerios Trail Mix
(Click here for a printable version of this recipe)


Ingredients
2 cups Cheerios
1/4 cup Agave Nectar
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/3 cup Dried Cranberries
1/4 cup Chopped or Whole Walnuts or Almonds (optional)
1/3 cup White Chocolate Chips


Directions
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.  Mix Cheerios with agave nectar and cinnamon in a large bowl.  Add in cranberries and walnuts.  Spread out on a nonstick baking sheet and bake for 7 minutes.  Remove from oven and let completely cool.  Once cool toss with white chocolate chips.   


Note~  I sometimes add the white chocolate chips while the mix is still a bit warm so the chips melt a little and stick to the cheerios making little clusters.  If desired, let mix cool completely before adding chips to avoid the chips melting.  



S’mores Cheerios (Some More Cheerios)
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Ingredients
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Shortening
2 cups Cheerios 
3/4 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 cup Mini Marshmallows


Directions
In a large bowl combine Cheerios., graham cracker crumbs and marshmallows and set aside.  In a double boiler melt chocolate chips and vegetable shortening on low heat.  Pour melted chocolate over Cheerios and stir.   Spread mix on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.  Set in refrigerator until chocolate hardens.  Break in to pieces. 



Happy Snacking!

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3 Comments

  1. I definitely fall under the category of “older kid” and both of these snacks look absolutely wonderful. I think either one would satisfy my serious sweet tooth. Thanks for sharing your recipes!

  2. I’m all for the S’mores Cheerios too! I was giving these to kids in my family and I kept picking at them before I even gave them to them. They are yummy and you don’t need to start a campfire to get your s’mores fix! 🙂

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