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Sep 8, 2010 12:07 PM

What to do with Cheerios

I had a coupon for a free box of Cheerios and coupon for a free box of my local store brand of Oaty O's (same thing, different name.)

I really don't eat much cereal and now I have a ton of O's in my house and I'm wondering if anyone has some interesting recipe ideas for the cereal. I would never have bought them but I can't pass up a freebie! I guess I could feed them to the birds/ducks but I'd rather find something useful. Aside from grinding them up and using them as a breading on something, what else can I do with them?

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  1. Donate them to your local food pantry.

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    1. I made these once
      and they weren't bad at all.
      It will use 6 cups of Cheerios.

      1. mix them with melted chocolae and drop by teaspoonfulls onto wax paper and allow to harden for a quick chocolate treat.

        Add them to your next batch of chex mix.

        mix with nuts, coconut and raisens for a quick trail mix.

        I love them straight out of the bag for a yummy snack or you could flavor them with chili powder, garlic powder etc. by tossing them lightly in butter and your favorite seasoning and toasting them in the oven.

        Cheerios are wonderful...let your imagination go wild!

        1. Pour some melted butter on them. A childhood favorite of mine that was always available at a neighbor's house. Better than popcorn...MMM!!!

          1. Cheerios treats are even better than Rice Krispie treats. Use the standard recipe with marshmallows and butter.