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12 Genius Ways to Cook With Cheerios

Think outside the bowl with these clever cereal concoctions–starring Cheerios!

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No-Bake Cereal Bars

13×9 desserts are such an easy bring-with-you snack, especially when they’re no-bake. Each bar is loaded with chunky peanut butter, Rice Krispies and Cheerios.
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cheerio puppy chowThe Taylor House

Puppy Chow

Speaking of must-have mixes, make a fun take on puppy chow by swapping out your usual Chex cereal for Cheerios. For an extra cocoa hit, you can even use chocolate Cheerios!

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oven fried cheerio chicken tendersSelf Proclaimed Foodie

Chicken Tenders

Coat chicken tenders with crushed Cheerios and Parmesan cheese for a gourmet (but super simple) version of everyone’s most-loved childhood meal. Don’t forget a side of honey mustard.

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Easy White Chocolate Party Mix

Chex Mix is a delicious party snack… and it’s even better when you add Cheerios and white chocolate.
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cheerio krispy treatEvolving Table

Easy Cheerios Treats

These gluten-free goodies require only three ingredients: mini marshmallows, Honey Nut Cheerios and butter. Toss in some rainbow sprinkles at the end for a splash of color.

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Peanut Butter-Banana Yogurt Parfaits

If you love the flavor combo of peanut butter and banana, why not mix it up by using Peanut Butter Cheerios in your parfait tomorrow morning?

Cheerios are one of the healthiest cereals out there, so you’ll be starting your day strong.

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honey nut cheerios pizzaSimply Taralynn

Breakfast Pizza

Cheerios and pizza might not sound like a good pairing. But this breakfast pizza suggests otherwise! Made with a cereal crust and topped with yogurt, cinnamon and fresh fruit, it’s everything you need to fuel your morning.

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fried cheeriosBig Girls Small Kitchen

Fried Cheerios

They say that you can fry anything and it will taste better. (Like any State Fair food!) The same is true with Cheerios. According to this blogger, frying cereal brings out the sweetness and adds a tasty toasted flavor.

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cheerio milkshakeHoney and Birch

Honey Nut Milkshake

One of the BEST reasons to eat a bowl of cereal is for the sugary milk that’s left over! Capture the “cereal milk” essence in this unreal Honey Nut Cheerios milkshake.

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Chocolate-Covered Cheerios

Snack attack! These milk and white chocolate-covered Cheerios are highly addicting with just the right amount of crunch (and cocoa, of course).

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pink and red cheeriosPROPER

Pink & Red Cheerios

Whether you’re throwing a baby shower or love the pink trend, these DIY rosy Cheerios are a gorgeous addition to your breakfast bowl.

(Here’s 45 more gorgeous pink desserts, too!)

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grilled peaches with mascarpone ice cream and cheerio granolaHalf Baked Harvest

Grilled Peaches

Meet the summer snack you won’t be able to get enough of: grilled fresh peaches topped with mascarpone ice cream and crunchy honey nut Cheerio granola. (You could even use Peach Cheerios for this one!)

Amanda Tarlton
As both a freelance lifestyle writer and editor for a national teen magazine, Amanda spends most of her time creating #content. In those (rare) moments when she's not at her desk typing furiously, she's likely teaching a hot yoga class, reading the latest chick-lit or baking a batch of her famous scones.