Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hazelnut Chocolate Cheerio Treats


1 11.5 oz box of Chocolate Cheerios
1 10.5 oz bag of marshmallows
3 tbls butter
1/2 cup chopped, toasted hazelnuts

Grease a 13x9 pan. Melt the butter and marshmallow in a pot over medium-low heat. When it's all melted turn off the heat and mix in the Cheerios and nuts. Quickly transfer the mixture to the prepped pan and spread/press it into it. You can use a greased piece of foil or parchment to cover it so you can press it firmly without it sticking everywhere. Let sit for ~1 hour or until firm.

Other stuff that would be good: chocolate chips, pretzels, chopped dried cherries
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Ok, this is an almost pointless recipe to post, since everyone knows the cereal treat formula, but I got a couple decent pictures so I figured, what the hell? Plus it's not your normal treats, being made with Chocolate Cheerios and hazelnuts. This is actually what my girlfriend requested for her birthday. Heh, it's not quite as weird as all that, see she had three days of birthday dinners in a row with various people and there were many baked goods consumed. So she wanted something simple and it doesn't get much more simple than this!The treats came out wicked good, the toasted hazelnuts went perfectly with the sweet, chocolaty Cheerios, adding a more adult twist on what typically is a kids treat. Not that it being a kids treat stops me from eating them whenever they're around. Heh.

So, have you guys had Chocolate Cheerios? They're the bomb. I like Cheerios in general, particularly Honeynut, but these are my new favorite. They aren't too sweet, they basically taste like Count Chocula without the little marshmallow bits. Which is fine by me, I hate those things.

Oh and I'm the Blog of the Day on Foodista! Excitement.

56 comments:

appropriated.muffin said...

wow! that looks like a super gourmet rice crispy treat (only with cherrios). i love those colors!!

HoneyB said...

I like this! I think I would be tempted to use the banana cheerios though because we are loving them! :)

Karen said...

I saw the choc cherrios a while back and YUM - what could be better than that?? These treats look like a very grown up version of something yummy.

steph said...

Great idea! I love chocoalte cheerios. I have a bag of marshmallows at home - I might have to make these this weekend!

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Joie de vivre said...

My kids soooo want to try the chocolate cheerios but I won't let them! I tell them cereal like that is only for camping (or birthdays)

Joanne said...

These are a serious step up from rice krispies treats! What a throw back to my childhood. I didn't even know they made chocolate cheerios.

Danielle said...

I don't think I've tasted the Chocolate Cheerios...I'm trying to remember if I even knew they were out there. These treats sound sooo good!!!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the idea of cheerio treats, must make them asap!

Dajana said...

I've never had chocolate cheerios, didn't know they existed.
These treats are awsome

tasteofbeirut said...

I used to make these treats when my kids were little; the addition of hazelnuts makes it an adult treat and I would not mind grabbing a couple to go with a cup of coffee today!

Mama Feoneafey said...

Oooooh those look soooo goood!
You always make me hungry.. even when I have just eaten!!!!

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Rocquie said...

What a great idea. I did not know chocolate cherios existed, so I would have never come up with this one!

doggybloggy said...

nice job all around...and did I hear you are foodistas blog of the day? congrats!

Bob said...

Thanks kids!

HoneyB: I bet that would be awesome. You could swap the hazelnuts with walnuts.

Joie de vivre: Heh, that's great. We only got sugary cereal on camping trips when I was a kid!

Mama Feoneafey: Thanks so much!

Jenn said...

Nice!!! Move over rice crispies!!! Cheerios are coming in. Yum!!!! I'd snack on this all day long.

Hungry Dog said...

Fun! Happy birthday to your girl. I had no idea there was such a thing as chocolate cheerios, but I would definitely some of these little treats!

A Year on the Grill said...

really great toppings to an old favorite... wonderful post

Pam said...

I've never had a cherrio bar before - they look tasty. I am sure you kids would love them.

Chocolate Shavings said...

Cherrio bars, with chocolate and hazelnut..I'm in!

Angie's Recipes said...

oh man oh man...these pictures are killing me slowly, but surely....I can hear my stomach rumbling...

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Chocolate Cheerios?
You are hilarious. My son would love these.

Goldie said...

Nummy!

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Dave said...

Those treats look awesome! I love the idea of adding non-cereal elements to the treats to make them a little more "grown-up."

Fallon said...

I love hazelnuts! This is such a good recipe to have on hand because it is a light dessert to eat. I probably would add more chocolate like a drizzle on top! I haven't tried the chocolate cheerios yet, sounds weird for breakfast in the morning. lol

dawn said...

so this is breakfast food, right? LOL I love it!!

Bob said...

Fallon: Heh, a chocolate drizzle had been part of the initial plan, but I got lazy.

dawn: I have the post tagged that way. ;)

Mary said...

These really do sound fantastic. I also love the ease with which they can be put together. This one's a keeper.

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

Wow ~ Cheerios never looked so good! Trying these soon :)

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

First off...this is a heart healthy treats...secondly there is chocolate in it...third off hazelnuts. oh good stuff!

Lori said...

You have taken Cheerio bars to a whol 'nother level. Oh and I am so there!

theUngourmet said...

We love the chocolate Cheerios too! We must make this yummy treat!

Valerie said...

Hazelnuts and Cheerios...nice touch! The pictures are too hunger inducing. :)

Jeannie said...

Wow! those are a real treat in my opinion...and thanks for the recipe:D I have not made anything with marshmallows before so this comes in helpful. Congrats on being blog of the day on Foodista.

Culinary Alchemist said...

OMG, these are totally better than Rice Krispie treats! Anything with Hazelnuts & Chocolate makes me swoon!

Kate at Serendipity said...

YIKES do these look good. I'm glad you posted the recipe because I don't have it and it's not on every box of cereal here. 'Course we don't have chocolate cheerios either. But maybe I can find something to substitute...

GREAT photo, too.

Jen said...

Women celebrate their birthday for an entire week--didn't you know that? And I've never heard of making these with cheerios, but now I'm definitely going to try.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I didn't even know chocolate cheerios existed! I love these! Hazelnuts and chocolate are the perfect flavors together.

Juliana said...

Wow, this cereal bar sure looks delicious, with all this yummies stuff in it :-)

Pocky said...

I saw this post at work today. All I could do was drool on my keyboard and mumble over and over "Nom, nom, nom....

Kristen said...

Marshmallow treats for the discerning palate! Who knew?!!

Martha said...

Mmmm, these look good! Glad you posted them! :-)

noobcook said...

You're tempting me with more hazelnut & chocolate. This looks yummy!

Barbara said...

I don't think I've ever seen a box of chocolate cheerios! I better start looking more carefully next time 'cause these look seriously good.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Hey,
First time here. Came here from Joanne's blog.Those cheerio bars look awesome. Beautiful blend of colors. Loving it.
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RKD said...

I had no idea that Cheerios came in a chocolate flavor b/c I never eat cereal anymore. I think I'm missing out! Nice job!

Kerstin said...

Happy Birthday to your girlfriend!

I need to get my hands on some chocolate cheerios - I didn't even know there was such a thing!

grace said...

these are definitely a step up from the standard marshmallow-cereal treat--sophisticated and classy almost. very nice. i haven't tried the chocolate cheerios (my heart belongs to the apple cinnamon), but i can't think of a finer use for them. bravo. :)

Catherine said...

These treats look so yummy! What a great idea Bob! I'll have to make these soon!

Ash said...

these are just so totally awesome!!

Leslie said...

These look well..AMAZING! I have never seen the chocolate cheerios. But I DO love me some count chocula!

My Little Space said...

Bob, you deserved it! This is so so so scrumptious looking thing! Gosh, where to start the bite?

Tangled Noodle said...

There is nothing pointless about this at all! This is makes plain old Rice Krispies Treats look like a block of blah. I'm going to buy a box of Chocolate Cheerios ASAP.

Ramalan bintang Terbaru said...

useful info .. thanks

donna said...

i literally eat cheerios in everything. peanut butter sandwiches, yogurt, ice cream...now THIS! :D

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