Today I am sharing a sweet new twist on an old school classic snack, Mini Doughnut Fried Cheerios (aka, Mini Doughnut Hot Buttered Cheerios)!
Mini Doughnut Fried Cheerios – Cheerios “fried” in butter with a hint of vanilla, then tossed in cinnamon and sugar – an addictive treat!
Note: This is not a sponsored post, I have no affiliation with Betty Crocker or General Mills – I am just a fan sharing a fun recipe.
Last year I shared an old school snack I grew up with, Fried Cheerios (aka, Classic Hot Buttered Cheerios), readers loved reminiscing and many found a great new recipe. Today I am sharing a sweet version found on Betty Crocker. Betty Crocker says this snack tastes like everyone’s favorite fair food – I agree!
This tasty treat takes just a few minutes to make and only calls for five ingredients – Cheerios, butter, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon.
This is another treat to add to movie night (instead of popcorn). These are a little messy, but oh so good. Be sure to have napkins on hand and be ready to refill bowls!
Mini Doughnut Fried Cheerios
- 4 cups Cheerios
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar, set aside.
Using a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat then add vanilla, stir well. Next, add cheerios, coating evenly in butter. Cook for 3 minutes, until cheerios are lightly toasted. Remove from heat and pour the sugar cinnamon mixture evenly over Cheerios, coating evenly. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Enjoy!
These can be served warm or at room temperature. I actually like them best at room temp.
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