An old school classic snack – buttery, crunchy, salty goodness that’s ready in about 5 minutes! Simple to make, so good. Skip the popcorn and give this recipe a try!
Yesterday afternoon, I grabbed a small bowl of dry Cheerios for a snack and had a flashback – I remembered my mom making hot buttered cheerios as a kid. I haven’t thought about them in decades.
Last night during dinner, I asked my husband if he grew up with them…he hadn’t. Our daughter said one of her friends was just talking about them, that she and her family make them all the time – they love them. Of course, my husband couldn’t wait to try them so I made a batch today.
For today’s batch, I fried the Cheerios in butter on the stove with a little sea salt. So good! A crunchy, salty winner!
These fried Cheerios are addictive!! Not the least bit healthy, but a great cure for a crunchy, salty craving. The next time we have movie night, I’m whipping up a batch of these instead of popcorn.
I have to admit, these taste so much better as an adult than they did as a kid. I’m pretty sure my mom used margarine instead of butter. I don’t remember a lot of real butter in the house growing up, unless it was the holidays. I also think she made them in the microwave so they were not super crispy, often a little wet and soggy. So if you want to give them a try, skip the margarine and microwave.
Fried Cheerios (aka, Classic Hot Buttered Cheerios)
- 4 cups Cheerios
- 1/4 cup butter (salted butter)
- salt to taste
Instead of salt, season with seasoning salt (like Lawry’s Seasoning Salt). Add a little Worcestershire (1/2 teaspoon) to the butter for extra flavor.
Here are three new twists on this classic recipe (from Betty Crocker, click links below for the recipes):
Mini-Doughnut Hot Buttered Cheerios
“A sweet sugar-cinnamon mix that tastes just like everyone’s favorite fair food!”
Apple Pie Hot Buttered Cheerios
“A great snack for when an apple-pie craving hits – try it with Apple-Cinnamon Cheerios for even more apple flavor.”
Garlic Toast Hot Buttered Cheerios
“This savory spin is a perfect alternative to movie-night popcorn!”
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