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Cheerio Treats and a giveaway

by Laura

I have admitted before that I am not a morning person.  You will not find me fixing a fresh hot breakfast for my kids in the morning.  That may be slightly due to the fact that it took 5 1/2 years for my youngest to finally go to bed at a decent hour and sleep through the night.  So when my kids get up in the morning I rely heavily on ready-to-eat cereal for breakfast.  I was so excited when I found out they were starting to add whole grains to ready to eat cereal.  Now I just found out that General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.
I also just discovered that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children´s diets.
Here are some other interesting info:
* Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children´s diets.
* Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child´s diet today.
* More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.
Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. A 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school. Compared to children who skip breakfast, children who eat breakfast score higher on tests, are less likely to miss class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.
For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.
Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals. I received some VIP coupons General Mills cereal from General Mills through My Blog Spark and I want to share with you.  So I have 2 coupons for a free box of General Mills ceral to give to one lucky reader!  To enter just leave a comment on this post of what your favorite General Mills Cereal is.  My family loves Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Lucky Charms.  I myself am partial to all the Cheerio and Fiber One varieties.  Entries must be received by Sunday Jan. 24 by midnight (MST). I will notify the winner on Monday Jan. 25 by email.

Now cereal doesn’t have to just be for breakfast.  I like to make treats and snacks with them too.  The recipe today is one that comes from a friend of mine.  When my boys were younger they had gone over to her house to play and while they were there she made the Cheerio Treats for a snack.  When they came home my boys went on and on about how delicious these Cherrio Treats were, so I had to ask her for the recipe.  These are a snap to make and as you can tell a kid pleaser.  I make them all the time for the kids as an after school snack.  I also have some other fun treat recipes using cereal that I have listed below too.
Cereal Candy
Nutty Cereal Candy
Sunny Peanut Butter Chews
Chocolate Chip Crunchewy Cookies
Chocolate Strawberry Crispy Pie
Special K Treats
Double Chocolate Caramel Turtle Treats
Indoor S’mores
No Bake Banana Crunch Bars
picture of cheerio treats
Cheerio Treats

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 5 cups Cherrios
  1. In a large sauce pan, combine sugar and corn syrup.  Bring to boil over medium heat.
  2. Allow mixture to boil for one minute and remove from heat.
  3. Add peanut butter and vanilla to mixture and mix until smooth.
  4. Add Cheerios and mix until all coated.
  5. Drop mixture by spoonful onto waxed paper and allow to cool.  Enjoy.  (I get about 2 dozen from this recipe.  It all just depends on how big you make them.)

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Lex November 9, 2012 - 5:31 pm

I made these earlier today for an after dinner treat and I just had 2 they were so good!
I was able to make 2 dozen I poured the mixture into cupcake tins with liners so that they are more portable and easy to take out to share although not sure the hubby is going to want to share!
Thank you!

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Bethe April 3, 2012 - 7:07 pm

Um is it just me, or are Chocolate Cheerios like crack?! Like Coco Puffs for big girls! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
– Bethe @balmeras

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Sandra January 22, 2012 - 1:55 pm

Multigrain cheerios are my absolute favorite!!

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Corbyn December 27, 2011 - 4:46 pm

My grandma has made these for me for about 19 years now and she always puts chocolate chips and marshmallows in them. They are really delicious, you should give it a try, i garuntee your kids will love them.

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Nicole-Lynn November 20, 2010 - 10:08 am

Great giveaway! My favorite cereal is Honey Nut Cheerios.
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Merrianne November 16, 2010 - 8:37 am

ooh! I love these!!
i love Multi-Grain Cheerios… and not just because they seem to inevitably endorse these on The Biggest loser TV show (not to mention Jennie-O turkey) but because I just Like ’em! 🙂 they are yummy!

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Erin April 6, 2010 - 11:06 am

Yummy! I tried these with the banana flavor Cheerios… very good!

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Melissa March 24, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Just wanted to say I stumbled upon your blog a week or so ago and I tried your Cheerios treats last night. I had the kids in the kitchen helping. We had a blast and we all really loved these treats, however I think next time I will put in a pan like rice kripie treats and maybe drizzle some melted chocolate over the top. I sent several to school with my son (14) to share with his buddies! Im sure I didnt send enough! Thanks for a great way to make a quick snack!

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Rita January 30, 2010 - 1:13 pm

I know your contest is over, but I am a Cheerios fan.
I have the recipe for the Cheerio treat that you have posted. It came from the Cheerio box in the 70s, but their recipe has a small package of chocolate chips melted and the top side of the treats dipped.

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Rita January 30, 2010 - 1:13 pm

I know your contest is over, but I am a Cheerios fan.
I have the recipe for the Cheerio treat that you have posted. It came from the Cheerio box in the 70s, but their recipe has a small package of chocolate chips melted and the top side of the treats dipped.

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Jeannine January 27, 2010 - 9:11 pm

Lucky Charms and Cheerios

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maggie January 26, 2010 - 5:50 am

Ooh, those treats look great! We’re a Cheerios-eating household.

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Becky K. January 25, 2010 - 8:27 am

I am a Cinnamon Toast Crunch fan as well!

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Jeni January 24, 2010 - 10:54 pm

I LOVE the Fiber One cereals. I think my favorite is the caramel delight.

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Jeni January 24, 2010 - 10:54 pm

I LOVE the Fiber One cereals. I think my favorite is the caramel delight.

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Debbie P January 24, 2010 - 9:25 pm

My favorite General Mills cereal is Multigrain Cheerios.

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Alicia January 24, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Fiber One Caramel Delight is my favorite General Mills cereal!!!!

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Jill January 24, 2010 - 3:47 pm

Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite…I’m looking for a fun dessert recipe using it too!

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lil D January 24, 2010 - 12:00 pm

I live in Australia for about 3/4th of the year and we’ve just recently gotten the MultiGrain Cheerios in to our stores, but no sight of Honey Nut Cheerios and boy, do I love Honey Nut Cheerios! So for the quarter of the year that I am home, I try and eat a couple of boxes to satisfy my craving for them the rest of the year. I’m home now but will be leaving again soon and I’ve been thinking about all the yummy U.S. treats I’ll have to have before I go and Cheerios are still on that list.

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Katie January 24, 2010 - 11:29 am

I love Special K, especially Strawberry Special K! My mom always has Fiber One in a cup of yogurt every morning, which is excellent, too.

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Rebecca January 23, 2010 - 8:35 pm

We love the new chocolate cherrios! We just made these treats today with a mix of mulitgrain and chocolate cherrios, the were delicious!!

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Ashley January 23, 2010 - 8:23 pm

I love the multi-grain cheerios and the new banana flavor. Just tried the Fiber One and really liked it too!

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Emily January 23, 2010 - 7:53 pm

I also love Honey Nut Cheerios!

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Brittany January 23, 2010 - 6:21 pm

I love Cheerios… just the plain ones. Your info. on cereal was so neat! I love that they are using less sugar. I just wish they’d get rid of the High Fructose Corn Syrup! Maybe someday. Thanks.

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Lisa L January 23, 2010 - 5:25 pm

We love Cinnamon Toast Crunch. My kids think it is awesome if I let them have it for dinner!!

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Trinity January 23, 2010 - 2:07 pm

I love Honey Nut Cheerios. It’s simple, but I absolutely love them because they’re not too sweet. And who can resist the bee?

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Teresa January 23, 2010 - 12:09 pm

My kids love Fiber One. It’s a treat when I get to match a coupon with a sale.

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Angie January 23, 2010 - 11:03 am

My kids eat cinnamon toast crunch every single day. My favorite are the chex cereals because I absolutely love homemade chex mix.

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Barbara January 23, 2010 - 10:20 am

My favorite GM cereal is any of the Fiber One varieties. Love them. So satisfying and filling.

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Courtney January 23, 2010 - 10:05 am

Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite!!

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Emily T January 23, 2010 - 9:47 am

I like cheerios. They are just a tiny bit salty and I love that.

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Emily T January 23, 2010 - 9:47 am

I like cheerios. They are just a tiny bit salty and I love that.

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Laura January 23, 2010 - 9:27 am

I love Fiber One original with banana and vanilla yogurt!!!

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Laura January 23, 2010 - 9:27 am

I love Fiber One original with banana and vanilla yogurt!!!

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Christina January 23, 2010 - 9:25 am

My favorite is the Multi-grain Cheerios. I can’t stop eating them. I eat them at work dry and at home for a snack too. The slight sweetness and yummy crunch. ‘LICIOUS!!!!

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Christina January 23, 2010 - 9:25 am

My favorite is the Multi-grain Cheerios. I can’t stop eating them. I eat them at work dry and at home for a snack too. The slight sweetness and yummy crunch. ‘LICIOUS!!!!

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Juli January 23, 2010 - 8:08 am

We like Honey Nut Cheerios and Muligrain Cheerios!

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Tami Lyn January 23, 2010 - 3:52 am

LOL, I work for a different cereal company, so I can’t leave what my favorite GM cereal is-since I have a favorite variety of the same kind from my company.

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Elizabeth January 22, 2010 - 10:15 pm

Strangely enough, I hate cinnamon but love Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

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kenz January 22, 2010 - 9:36 pm

My toddler likes the trix, but my husband and i like the cinnamon toast crunch

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Jennifer January 22, 2010 - 9:20 pm

Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my absolute favorite. I buy it only for holidays, though, since it is so high in sugar. My kids go crazy for holiday cereal days!

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Mary January 22, 2010 - 8:08 pm

Love, love, love, Honey Nut Cheerios!

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PJ January 22, 2010 - 6:42 pm

I love cherrios,but my kids love LUCKY CHARMS!!

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Kerri January 22, 2010 - 6:29 pm

My son loves Lucky Charms but I am a fan of honey nut cherrios. I am so excited about the changes that General Mills is making to their products.

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Abby H January 22, 2010 - 5:55 pm

we love cinnamon toast crunch or honey nut cheerios the best!

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Katie-Pick-Me!! (Kristen) January 22, 2010 - 5:48 pm

Addie and I love the new Chocolate Cheerios, yes, we were skeptical. They are DIVINE! We also have a continuous supply of the multi-grain. Muey Delicioso! (Look, I’m bilingual…good reason to pick me!)
Also, LOOK, I NEED THE FREE CHEERIOS!!!!!!

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Ali January 22, 2010 - 4:33 pm

I love honey nut cheerios, but I also love eating the multi-grain cheerios!

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Jenna Z January 22, 2010 - 4:04 pm

I’ve been eating a TON of Honey Nut Cheerios! Love them!

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ShaRee January 22, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Fun recipes-and so easy for after school snacks!
My favorite cereal is Cheerios and I love that occationaly they will come out with fun varieties.
thanks

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Paige January 22, 2010 - 3:45 pm

Oooh, I want to try this recipe! I have made the exact same recipe, but used corn flakes. We love it. My daughter is loving the banana cheerios right now. I don’t usually eat breakfast, but I need to start. 🙂

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Jina January 22, 2010 - 3:40 pm

I love Honey Nut Cheerios!! Thanks for the giveaway. Your site is great!

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Jina January 22, 2010 - 3:40 pm

I love Honey Nut Cheerios!! Thanks for the giveaway. Your site is great!

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Stacey Lokovic January 22, 2010 - 3:02 pm

We like cheerios and fiber one!

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Stacey Lokovic January 22, 2010 - 3:02 pm

We like cheerios and fiber one!

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Joey White January 22, 2010 - 2:59 pm

I recently discovered FROSTED CHEERIOS and they are my current fave.

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Kathy January 22, 2010 - 2:59 pm

I love cinnamon toast crunch.

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Kathy January 22, 2010 - 2:57 pm

I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch, either in milk or just plain !!! love the cinnamon….

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LaDawn January 22, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Cheerios and Chex cereals are the winners at our house!

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Pat January 22, 2010 - 2:03 pm

Honey Nut cheerios and Frosted Mini wheats is favorites for my family

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Emily January 22, 2010 - 1:54 pm

Love Trix cereal, but “Trix is for kids” so most of the time I eat cheerios.

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Deanna Murphy January 22, 2010 - 1:01 pm

I’m a Cheerios kind of gal. The kids like going ot Grandma’s because she always has Lucky Charms! 😀

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Julie Scott January 22, 2010 - 12:37 pm

My kids will eat any of them! I like the fiber one varieties too.

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Shannon Milliman January 22, 2010 - 12:25 pm

Honey nut cheerios are my favorite!

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Susieqtpies January 22, 2010 - 12:19 pm

We all love Cheerios!!! It is the one food I always have to have on hand.
When my daughter was in Daisy Girl Scouts we took string(yarn) and the girls made bracelets and necklaces out of cheerios. Then we went on a hike. They got to bring along their snack without anyone having to carry bags of snacks!
So we love cheerios!

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Amy January 22, 2010 - 12:04 pm

Reese’s Puffs all the way. Everyone in my family battles over this cereal. There is something about chocolate and peanut butter together that I just can’t resist!

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Megan January 22, 2010 - 11:39 am

We all love Multi-grain Cheerios, but plain Cheerios mixed with Kix is a favorite, too. =)

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kathy January 22, 2010 - 11:01 am

i love the multi-grain cheerios (well all the cheerio varieties). thanks!

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Kelly January 22, 2010 - 10:42 am

WHAT??? They make chocolate cheerios now? I’m going to have to try those! My kids love Froot Loops and Lucky Charms, but I am pregnant and can’t seem to get enough Honey Nut Cheerios these days! I can’t wait to try today’s recipe!!!! They look right up my alley! Thanks!

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Tiffiny January 22, 2010 - 10:31 am

We just tried the new Chocolate Cherrios! YUMMY!They are pretty good!! Our favorite cereal is the Strawberry Yogurt Burst Cherrios!! We love them in a bowl with walnuts mixed or just with milk. YUMMY!!

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Dezi A January 22, 2010 - 10:25 am

We have Lucky Charms and Cocoa Puffs! 🙂 We’re definitely sugar lovers.

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Marci January 22, 2010 - 10:24 am

My kids’ absolute favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch!!!

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Marci January 22, 2010 - 10:24 am

My kids’ absolute favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch!!!

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Lisa January 22, 2010 - 10:19 am

I love cinnamon toast crunch, but if you ask my husband cereal is the best meal ever he would eat it for dinner every night if you let him!!

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zammsmom January 22, 2010 - 10:14 am

KIX!!! OH YA, BABY!!!!

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KeriAnne January 22, 2010 - 10:04 am

We love plain old Cheerios! They are the best!

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mandy January 22, 2010 - 9:55 am

i love lucky charms. when they did the mini marshmallows i thought i’d died and gone to heaven!

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Christine January 22, 2010 - 9:55 am

My favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch! We love cereal at our house. We go thru lots and lots…it’s not only a breakfast food, a bowl or two is eaten before we go to bed almost every night 🙂

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Amanda January 22, 2010 - 9:53 am

My favorite cereal is Golden Grahams and I love Frosted Cheerios and Trix too. I love the sweet ones.

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Juli R January 22, 2010 - 9:51 am

Honey Nut Cheerios are my choice when I have time to grab a bowl. The kids love Cinn. Toast Church.

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lisa m January 22, 2010 - 9:45 am

I love cinnamon toast chrunch, while my kids LOVE mini wheats, can you believe that?

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Catherine January 22, 2010 - 9:37 am

I am a sucker for Oatmeal Crisp and my 3 yr old loves Kix while my 5 yr old adores Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Then there is my husband that has this secret passion (that he thinks we don’t know about) for Count Chocula. I’ve caught him in the back room eating it right out of the box and he still denied it!

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Lacey January 22, 2010 - 9:36 am

We LOVE multi-grain cheerios!

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Michelle January 22, 2010 - 9:31 am

I love Honey Nut Cheerios. I can’t eat milk so any cereal I eat has to be something that tastes good all by itself. These treats look delicious. May have to try them this weekend. Thanks

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Beth January 22, 2010 - 9:20 am

The favorite here Cinnamon
Toast Crunch. They also are really liking the Chocolate Cheerios.

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Tasha January 22, 2010 - 9:20 am

My husband has had a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios almost every day of his life since he was two – he’s now 33 (not kidding). We go through cereal and milk faster than anything in our house. My new love and somewhat guilty pleasure is Reese’s Puffs cereal – my kids love Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms, Cookie Crisp…we LOVE cereal.

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Merideth Tipps January 22, 2010 - 9:13 am

My favorite is just plain, simple, unsweetened cheerios. I don’t know what it is.. but I could eat those every day for the rest of my life.

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Merideth Tipps January 22, 2010 - 9:12 am

My favorite is just simple, pain, unsweetened cheerios. I don’t know what it is.. but they just have this flavor that makes me want to eat more and more!

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Danielle January 22, 2010 - 8:58 am

We all love Lucky Charms, Honey Nut Cheerios and Frosted Cheerios. We eat these not only for breakfast, but many times munch on them for dessert instead of candy or chocolate while we are watching movies!

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Barb Stanger January 22, 2010 - 8:50 am

My boys love Cinnamon Toast Crunch and now they have it with FIBER!! YAY!

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Meridee January 22, 2010 - 8:49 am

My fave is multigrain cheerios and my kids fave is lucky charms.

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Shannon F January 22, 2010 - 8:44 am

We even eat cereal and fruit for dinner many nights for a healthy light evening meal. I still love Apple Cinnamon Cheerios and Rice Chex!

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Linda January 22, 2010 - 8:42 am

Oh, my favorite will always be Special K and Cheerios. I love several of the others but always have these two on hand. Actually, all three of us eat Cheerios!!

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Linda January 22, 2010 - 8:42 am

Oh, my favorite will always be Special K and Cheerios. I love several of the others but always have these two on hand. Actually, all three of us eat Cheerios!!

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Lindsay S. January 22, 2010 - 8:39 am

In our house we go through boxes and boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios. The kids love to eat them for breakfast and for snacks. I love the Crunchy Almond Oatmeal Crisp.

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Renee Mayhugh January 22, 2010 - 8:29 am

I love Honey Nut Cheerios the flavor is just amazing!! The honey nut Chex is really great also and my daughter loves them too!

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maria January 22, 2010 - 8:14 am

I love cereal. I eat oatmeal for breakfast but cereal is my dessert sometimes:) I like the Multi Grain Cheerios or Kix!

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maria January 22, 2010 - 8:14 am

I love cereal. I eat oatmeal for breakfast but cereal is my dessert sometimes:) I like the Multi Grain Cheerios or Kix!

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Kristine January 22, 2010 - 8:10 am

I just wanted to say that I love your blog. I look at it every day and we’ve tried several recipes on it that were great! My favorite cereal are plain Cheerios with bananas. Yes, I’m weird, but that’s what I prefer!

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Joddi January 22, 2010 - 8:10 am

Cereal is a snack food at out house, mostly an after school snack! We love Cheerios! Just tried the new chocolate Cheerios and the kids LOVE them!

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Sue Eisenbeis January 22, 2010 - 8:09 am

My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios and Raisin Nut Bran – Love me some General Mills!

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