Cheerios Nuggets

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As simple as they are, these Cheerios nuggets are downright addicting. I could not stop ‘sampling’ them as I packaged them up as a gift for our neighbors. I admit that a good number of them didn’t quite find their way into the bag. Nicely sweet, definitely crunchy, and slightly salty thanks to roasted peanuts, these make for a great treat for a crowd.

Cheerios Nuggets

Great As They Are. But Change Can Be Good.

I may change up the recipe for Cheerios nuggets just a tad next time. I really liked the contrast of the salty peanuts against the sweetness of the cereal and the caramel sauce. Perhaps I’ll add more nuts next time, and mix it up a bit. Perhaps some roasted pecans, even almonds, would be nice too.

Also try my pizza pretzel nuggets.

Cheerios Nuggets
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Cheerios Nuggets

As simple as they are, these Cheerios nuggets are downright addicting. I could not stop ‘sampling’ them as I packaged them up as a gift for our neighbors.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheerios
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 337kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250 F.
  • Grease two 9×13 pans.
  • Also grease a large heat-proof bowl. Add the Cheerios and peanuts to the bowl and mix.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat add the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt. Stir constantly until the mixture begins to bubble around the edges, and then cook another 2 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the baking soda. The mixture will turn blonde in color and will be light and fluffy. Use a spatula to combine and coat the cereal mixture.
  • Divide the mixture between the two pans and spread out evenly.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool 15 minutes.
  • Break the cereal into bite-sized pieces and let cool completely, another 30 minutes.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 583IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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