He was raised in a household where no sugary cereals were allowed.
Me, on the other hand, was raised in a house where we could get any cereal we wanted.
I was the CHAMP of picking out that week's box of cereal based on what toy was inside. Do they even offer toys in cereal anymore?
He actually considers regular Cheerios to be "sweet". Go figure.
I argue that sugary cereals didn't ruin my life. My favorite cereal is a big bowl of granola. YUM! Couldn't have been so bad for me to turn out that way....right?
Our compromise is that every other box has to be "healthy". Whatever. She's fine with it.
He was not pleased to see me picking up a box of chocolate Cheerios to make this dish. I just looked at him, cut him "the look" and told him it was for a recipe, and to deal.
Used what I needed, and the girl now owns the box. He has declared them to be simply not for him.
That in mind...he loved this dessert.
See...sometimes the sugary cereal is not that bad.
How do you handle the breakfast sugar cereal in your house?
½ Cup all purpose flour
½ Cup chocolate Cheerios (crushed)
⅓ Cup packed brown sugar
¼ Tsp baking powder
¼ Cup butter (softened)
½ Tsp vanilla
120 Miniature marshmallows
⅓ Cup light corn syrup
2 Tbsp butter
½ Tsp vanilla
1 Cup milk chocolate chips
2 Cups Chocolate Cheerios
1. Heat oven to 350
2. In medium bowl, mix all crust ingredients (except marshmallows)
3. Divide evenly among 24 nonstick mini muffin cups
4. Press firmly into bottom of each cup
5. Bake 6-7 minutes until golden brown
6. Place 5 marshmallows in each cup
7. Bake 1-2 minutes longer until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool.
8. In 2-quart saucepan mix all topping ingredients (except cereal)
9. Heat over medium low just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth
10. Remove from heat and stir in cereal
11. Immediately spoon cereal mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls over marshmallows, pressing down slightly12. Cool and remove from tin.
Adapted from Pillsbury
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