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Chocolate Cheerios-CLOSED


Almost everyone loves chocolate. I know I sure do! Cheerios has now come out with a new flavor- chocolate, made with real cocoa. Of course it is still low in fat, has 100 calories and at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving,and  is a good source of calcium and vitamin D.  How does it taste? It isn’t bad and it leaves you with chocolate milk, which kids will enjoy.  I think this would be a good way to get kids to eat something good that isn’t loaded with sugar.

Here is a recipe using Chocolate Cheerios, perfect for Valentine’s Day.  It’s fun and easy to make and it sure does taste good!

Chocolate Cheerios® Marshmallow Hearts

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Start to Finish: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

Crust
1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 cup Chocolate Cheerios® cereal, crushed
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups miniature marshmallows


Topping
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 bag (11.5 ounces) milk chocolate chips
4 cups Chocolate Cheerios® cereal
Candy sprinkles, if desired

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom and sides of 13×9-inch pan with foil. In large bowl, mix all crust ingredients except marshmallows with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Press firmly into bottom of pan.
  2. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle with marshmallows. Return to oven; bake an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool while preparing topping.
  3. In large saucepan, place all topping ingredients except cereal and sprinkles. Heat over medium-low heat just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in 4 cups cereal. Immediately spoon warm topping over marshmallows; spread to cover. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles. Cool completely, at least 1 hour.
  4. Using foil to lift, remove mixture from pan; remove foil. With deep 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 18 hearts. Store loosely covered.

Thanks to General Mills and MyBlogSpark, one person will WIN a Chocolate Cheerios Gift Pack, which includes a box of Chocolate Cheerios, a ceramic cereal bowl and a chocolate scented spa kit!

How to Enter:
Leave a comment telling me what your favorite cereal is.

Rules:
Open to U.S.
One entry per e-mail, household, person
Giveaway ends on February 13, 2010 at 9:00 PM, ET.

Extra Entries:
All extra entries apply
See RULES for all eligible entries

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED, THANK YOU!

‘I received a gift pack from General Mills and MyBlogSpark to facilitate my review and I was not compensated in any other way.  This is my honest opinion only.’

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February 1, 2010 - Posted by | Food, giveaways, review

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