Cheerios Chocolate Squares

Posted in Sweets

I bought a pack of ‘Cheerios’. Not just a pack, a family size pack.

When we opened the pack and gave the kids a bowl with the cereal for breakfast the reactions were either “mommy it’s not sweet” or “This tastes horrible”.

I was surprised, because it’s not the first time I’ve bought ‘Cheerios’ but it is the first time the kids don’t like it. I looked at the pack and found out that I bought the unsweetened ones. Great! Now what? I’ve got 2 big bags of ‘Cheerios’ laying around and 2 unhappy kids.

I decided that ‘Cheerios’ are as good as any rice cereal and that they’ll make a fantastic snack. I’m thinking ‘Rice Krispies’ style snack but the rice krispie squares have corn syrup in them which I just recently found out is one of the worst things you can serve to a child, or to any person as a matter of fact.

I love the combination of cereal and chocolate and so, that’s exactly what I decided to do.

The following recipe is an easy one, it’s made of 2-3 ingredients and it’s super sweet. It’ll also start melting if you store it outside the fridge but nevertheless, the kids just loved it! And me? I just saved a bunch of ‘Cheerios’ so apparently – I’m their hero.

 

Cheerios Chocolate Squares

 

Cheerios Chocolate Squares

 

Cheerios Chocolate Squares
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Chocolate, Kids
Serves: 12-16 Squares
 
Crispy and sweet. Cereals and chocolate. Best combination ever in a recipe that only requires cereals and chocolate. These will be gone in no time.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Unsweetened Cheerios
  • 300gr Semi-Sweet Chocolate (I used dark chocolate with 51% cacao)
  • 100gr White Chocolate (optional)
Instructions
  1. Prepare a 12in X 6in (any size close to this will work) baking pan and layer with parchment paper
  2. Place the Cheerios in a large mixing bowl
  3. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate over low heat (or in the microwave) while stirring consistently to avoid burning.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate over the cheerios and mix until the cereal is fully coated.
  5. Place the mix inside the prepared baking pan and using your hands or a large spoon, flatten the mix into one even layer in the pan (I used parchment paper on top as well to avoid my hands sticking to the mix)
  6. Place inside the refrigerator for 30 minutes (if you are skipping the next step, keep in the fridge for a few hours until the whole mix is hard)
  7. Melt the white chocolate the same way and drizzle over the chocolate covered cheerios layer.
  8. Place in the fridge for about 2-3 hours
  9. After 2-3 hours remove from fridge and using a big sharp knife, cut into 12-16 squares; don’t cut too small as the squares will fall apart.
  10. Store in a sealed container in the fridge

 

Cheerios Chocolate Squares