Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Chocolate Cheerios! Giveaway


If you know me, you know I LOVE chocolate! I am not a big fan of cold cereal with milk. But my family loves cold cereal. My husband and all three kids would eat cereal several times a day, if I allow them. I do like to eat dry cereal as a snack. Sometimes I mix several of them together for a sort of "Gorp". (Add popcorn, nuts, etc.) Since General Mills recently switched whole grain and reduced sugar in their cereals, I can feel good feeding this to my kids! Add chocolate to the mix, and we are talking: Yummy!

Here are some great recipes to try:

Strawberry-Chocolate Cheerios® Parfaits

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Start to Finish: 15 Minutes

2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
4 containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Light Fat Free strawberry yogurt
2 cups Chocolate Cheerios® cereal
  1. In 4 parfait glasses or clear drinking glasses, layer half of the strawberries, half of the yogurt and half of the cereal. Repeat layers.

  2. Serve immediately

Chocolate Hazelnut Marshmallow Balls

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Start to Finish: 15 Minutes

1/2 cup hazelnut spread with cocoa
1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
14 large marshmallows
Toothpicks
3 cups Chocolate Cheerios® cereal
Round wooden sticks with one pointed end or craft sticks
(flat wooden sticks with round ends)

  1. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave hazelnut spread and chocolate chips on high 30 seconds; stir until smooth. Place cereal in shallow dish.
  2. Insert toothpick into marshmallow; dip in chocolate mixture. Roll in cereal to coat completely. Place on large plate; remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining marshmallows. If desired, insert round wooden sticks into each for pops.
  3. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.
    14 servings

    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 13x9-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 MyBlogSpark, I have a chocolate spa gift set to give away to a reader. It comes with a box of Chocolate Cheerios, a chocolate scented spa kit, and a ceramic cereal bowl.
    To enter, leave a comment. Anything goes (as long as it is nice!)

    Bonus entries (leave a separate comment for each):
    * Tell me how you found me (please be specific! regular reader, giveaway listing, etc)
    * Add my button to your blog
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    * Add this giveaway to a contest page or linky.

    Winners must have a US address. Contest ends Friday, February 22, 2009

    Chocolate Cheerios, prize pack, information, and giveaway were all provided by MyBlogSpark and Cheerios. I also received a box of Chocolate Cheerios from General Mills Pssst program. The opinions expressed in this post are mine, and I did not receive any additional compensation.

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    Stephanie said...

    Thanks for this giveaway! I hope I win! I <3 Cheerios!

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    Natalie A. said...

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    From Diapers To Dorms said...

    The kids here are Cheerios addicts and they'd love to give this new one a try. Us adults would have fun with the other items. Thanks for allowing us a try. -Angela

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    Sue said...

    My boys love chocolatey cereal. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

    these look yummy as a grab a handful snack- have not been able to find at stores yet

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    Melody said...

    Honey Nut is my fave. Can't wait to try this.

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    bison61 said...

    plain cheerios is my favorite-I'd love to try the chocolate

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    katers2714 said...

    I love chocolate to and would love to try the new cheerios.

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    Ellen C. said...

    I'm a big fan of the apple cinnamon cheerios but I'd love to give these a try. Thanks for the chance.

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    Sonya said...

    We love their honey nut cheerio's. Thanks!

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    I love chocolate!

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    mogrill said...

    I love frosted cheerios. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

    Wehaf said...

    I wonder if these are as good as Honey Nut Cheerios (still the gold standard for me).

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    Amber said...

    My current favorite flavor is Apple Cinnamon Cheerios but that might change now!
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    Donna's World said...

    I would love to win this giveaway. Chocolate cherrios looks really good to try.

    Jenndiggy said...

    These look really good! With the amount of snow that has been dumped on us, it would be fantastic to win this and have something new to eat while watching it snow, and snow, and snow, and snow. . .

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    Mamushi Love said...

    I'm interested in trying this version of Cheerios.

    jappleseed said...

    i hope these taste good,

    Melissa said...

    I've been looking for these in my local market. I am sad that they never have them =(

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    cookiert said...

    I love chocolate and Cheerios! Can't wait to try these.

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    Leen said...

    Could there be anything yummier than Chocolate Cheerios, sounds so yum!!! leenburke@yahoo.com

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    Sarah said...

    I can't wait to try these new cheerios!

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    vboackle said...

    you can never have enough chocolate.

    cstironkat said...

    The recipes look so good. Thank you for the giveaway.

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    scottsgal said...

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    Linda said...

    I would love to try Chocolate Cheerios. Thanks

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    barbara.montyj said...

    I'd like to try the Chocolate Cheerios.
    My favorite flavor is the Banana Nut.

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    aktedd said...

    I still love my Honey Nut!!

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    Candie L said...

    I love chocolate cheerios. Thank you

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    dreeg said...

    At breakfast we talk about our plans for the day. It's a good time for family time.

    Brenda said...

    I hope Chocolate Cheerios still qualify as heart healthy!

    Benita said...

    Chocolate Cheerios sound like so much fun to eat. What child wouldn't want to eat them?


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    Becca said...

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    Nickolay said...

    I love Cheerios. I like to buy the Apple Cinnamon and The Honey Nut and Mix them together! I would love to mix these in!

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    Jessica said...

    Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

    EDRing said...

    Cheerios are our go to cereal in the morning. It's great that its healthy & the kids prefer it over the sweetened cereals.

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    Jenn said...

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    Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

    I'm looking forward to trying the new Chocolate Cheerios :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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    luckycat1818 said...

    The Chocolate cheerios looks yummy. I really like that Cheerios keeps coming out with new flavors.

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    Dave said...

    Chocolate is my kryptonite, and these new Chocolate Cheerios look like the cat's pajamas to me. Yum! Can't wait to try them. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    I'm really excited to try these new cheerios!

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    SpringxAnn said...

    Ohhh, I love Cheerios!

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    karen said...

    I adore Chocolate Cheerios. It's my new favorite breakfast. Thanks.

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    amandakbarnes90 said...

    chocolate cheerios sound really yummy! :) I'd love to win this :)
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    denise said...

    I love Cheerios and anything tastes better with chocolate. :)

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    Qwill said...

    I got a box of these a while back as a promotion and they were great.

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    heaventrees said...

    Chocolate Cheerios! It's about time!

    erma said...

    I have never tried this one but I love chocolate.
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    Marc said...

    Chocolate Cheerios look so yummy
    I want them in my tummy!

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    Robin said...

    I would love to try these

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    I've been wanting to try these!

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    Love Cheerios,love chocolate - this has got to be a winning combination!

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    chazvgo said...

    Thanks for the giveaway, Ive been wanting to try the chocolate cheerios.

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    I would like to try Chocolate Cheerios.

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    Amanda Conley said...

    I would love to win! I need some chocolate right now!

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    MMM Chocolate. Love love love chocolate. I would love to try the chocolate cheerios.

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    degood said...

    I will have to look for these at my local store!

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    Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

    Mmmmm... chocolate. Forget the milk, these are snackable by themselves! :)

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    I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

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    Renee G said...

    I saw these at the store today and thought they looked yummy.
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    I cannot wait to try the chocolate cheerios

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    Erica C. said...

    These sound tasty!

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    Chocolate Cheerios?!?!?!? Hurrah!

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    ShesAnAngel said...

    Thanx for the great giveaway, I don't know why it took Cheerios so long to have a chocolate variety!

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    naynays1 said...

    These sound so good. I might not share with the kids (just joking, hmm)
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    I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!
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    Natalie said...

    I didn't know they made Chocolate Cheerios, but they sound wonderful, anything Chocolate is always good. Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Love Cheerios, yumm!
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    Valeen said...

    I'm a big Cheerios fan and now they've made them chocolate? Does it get any better than this!?

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    liliesrnice said...

    I hope I win, I'd love to try chocolate cheerios!

    bev said...

    The Chocolate Hazelnut Marshmallow Balls recipe sounds really good. We haven't tried the new chocolate cheerios, but we like the plain ones and eat them a lot. Thanks for having the contest!

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