Monday, February 1, 2016

Chocolate Cheerio Marshmallow Bites

Hubby and I differ when it comes to breakfast cereal and the girl child.

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 slightly
12. Cool and remove from tin.


Base ingredients

Topping ingredients

Adapted from Pillsbury

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  1. I had to laugh when you were discussing mars versus venus food with your hubby. Kinda sounds familiar....LOL Your dessert looks amazing, definitely pinning it! Also, if you would like, I would love if you'd join our link party and show off this recipe to our readers, I think they'll love it.

    1. Thanks for the invite, can't wait to check out your party!

  2. Chocolate Cheerios?!?!? I must find these and try them! I hope you can stop by:


  3. Loving your story of childhood food differences. Hubby and I are similar, although he is starting to see the benefits of the other side. :P

    1. I love the "ying and yang" part of marriage!

  4. Great recipe to share! My husband has a bowl of Wegmans frosted shredded wheat every morning, whereas my two boys have cups of dry Crispix every morning - who woulda thunk it :) Pinning this later for little boy baking projects! Found you at the Table It link party.

  5. Love these delicious treats! Sharing. Cheerios were a favourite when I was a child - although I loved Lucky Charms! We eat a lot less breakfast cereal than we used to - it's amazing how much sugar even the 'healthy' varieties have in them. However if a box of Frosted Flakes finds its way into the house it sure doesn't last long. As they say, a little of what you fancy does you good! Thank you for being a part of our Hearth and Soul Hop community, Jay!

    1. mmm...frosted flakes with blueberries. Breakfast of champions!

  6. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  7. Love! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can’t wait to see your new creations! Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  8. Oh yum! I have granddaughters coming for an extended stay and I think we will be making these together! Pinning these right now! Thank so much for coming by and sharing this and sharing every week at Celebrate Your Story!

  9. Awesome Bites! Thank you so much for sharing with us for our 5th Anniversary of Full Plate Thursday! Hope you have a fantastic week and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. These look pretty good and I will have to try them. Thanks for linking up with us at Celebrate Your Story!

  11. There was something magical about the cereal when I was a kid. Sounds like you all found a good compromise and a delicious dessert. :)

    Thank you for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story Link Up Party.