Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Uses for Cheerios #2


These are a Mel(that's me)-made-up-out-of-her-head treat. Surprise - they are SO good!

You'll need the following ingredients:
  • 5 cups Cheerios or equivalent type of cereal
  • 1 12oz bag of Chocolate chips
  • Salt
  1. Melt the bag of chocolate chips and one TBS of olive oil (or veggie oil) in your microwave for about 2 minutes then stir well. The bowl will be hot. Yes, use a bowl - don't melt them in the bag. Silly, I know, just thought I would clarify. You can also melt them on the stove if you are careful not to let the chocolate burn.
  2. After they are melted add in 5 cups of Cheerios, sprinkle generously with salt and mix well without crunching up the Cheerios. Taste test for saltiness and add more salt if necessary.
  3. Pour mixture into a square or rectangle baking dish that has been coated with Pam, butter, Crisco, or oil. A square dish will give you fatter treats while a rectangle dish will give you thinner treats.
  4. Put the dish in the freezer until the chocolate has hardened (about 10 to 20 minutes), remove, slice, and enjoy. We cut ours into square bars and keep the uneaten portion in the fridge so that the chocolate doesn't get too gooey.

This recipe took me about 4 minutes with my 3 year old assisting. My 16 month old calls Cheerios 'Cho-Choes' which is why we decided to call this treat Chocolate-Choes.

These are hard to stay away from - just a warning.