12 Genius Ways to Cook With Cheerios

Updated: Dec. 15, 2023

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

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No-Bake Cereal Bars

With two kinds of cereal and peanut butter, these bars taste almost like candy. —Pauline Christiansen, Columbus, Kansas
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cheerio puppy chow
The 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 tenders
Self 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

I get rave reviews every time I prepare this crispy combination of cereal, popcorn, pretzels, nuts and candies. Coated in white chocolate, this mix is spectacular for parties and for gift giving. —Rose Wentzel, St. Louis, Missouri
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cheerio krispy treat
Evolving 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

For a lightning-fast breakfast, I layer vanilla yogurt with bananas, peanuts and multigrain cereal. It’s crunchy, easy and perfect for kids.—Teresa Miller, Hamilton, Indiana

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 pizza
Simply 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 cheerios
Big 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 milkshake
Honey 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 cheerios

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 granola
Half 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!)