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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Chocolate Cheerios Review and Giveaway

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I will be the first to admit when I was offered to do a review and giveaway on the new Chocolate Cheerios I didn’t hesitate. Come on…Chocolate?  Hello of course!

The bad thing is my box, with everything pictured above, arrived on my front porch the day I was leaving to go out of town. When I got back into town 3 days later I found the empty Chocolate Cheerios box in the trash. I didn’t even get one bowl!

Obviously the kids all liked it. I did end up buying another box so that I could get a taste of them though and I really loved them. They are not too sticky sweet for my taste. There is even a great recipe using the Chocolate Cheerios and my favorite Nutella that I will be making:

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

General Mills and MyBlogSpark want to give one lucky reader the same gift pack above that I received.

To enter: Leave a comment on what your favorite chocolate treat is.

Entries will be taken until Thursday, March 4th at noon CST. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information.

44 Comments:

Lisa @ The Spot To Save said...

I recently started reading your blog and LOVE IT! My favorite chocolate treat is a brownie - hands down. But the Chocolate Cheerios are a great way to sneak that flavor in the morning!

Cami said...

my favorite chocolate treat is cake or a cupcake :)

Melissa Munn said...

Chocolate tortes are my favorite! Love staying up to date with you on Facebook! And I'm a Swagbucks newbie, thank you!

one frugal lady said...

Chocolate molten cake... yum!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

annemarie said...

Chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorite!!

judyyy said...

My favorite is chocolate kisses!
judyylee@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

I am totally a brownie person - but not from a box, they have to be homemade. =)

monica said...

hot chocolate chip cookies!
-monica
monicabozsik at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Nutella seriously and a really good milk chocolate. Chocolate is just a really great way to go.. :)

Erika

Princess_erika_am_I(at)yahoo(dot)com

I do have to try these Cheerios. They have really made quite a few varieties in the last couple of years that are good.. (no not advertising , just saying.)

Alecia said...

I would love to try the Rice Lasagna

andrea v said...

Culvers chocolate custard with fudge and health bits

Anonymous said...

My favorite chocolate treat is German chocolate cake made from scratch!
bkittie@hotmail.com

Kristi said...

Any kind of chocolate is good. A girls got to do what a girls got to do. :)
tkfenger1@att,net

Terry said...

Favorite chocolate treat: we recently discovered Lindt Chili Chocolate - dark chocolate with a spicy aftertaste.

kris10dale said...

Favorite chocolate treat -- almost frozen chocolate milk - nice and slushy - yum!

I tried a sample of this cereal at the store. It was pretty tasty, but I had to tell the lady I had to wait for a coupon before I would buy it! :)

Mami2jcn said...

Chocolate brownies...yum!

flemishe said...

Brownies are hands down my favorite! I saw Giada from Food Network use Nutella on top of brownies and oh my goodness they looked yummy!

Doreen said...

Love Dove's dark chocolate!purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

free indeed said...

I'm not a huge fan of chocolate..it's gotta be mixed with something to tempt me; like caramel! Or peanut butter! Yum. Seems I can't get enough of the girl scout cookie 'tagalongs' wish they weren't so expensive and only available once a year! Well, maybe that's all a good thing...I'd be as big as a house!
Shelley

Spaznchick said...

My favorite chocolate is refrigerated or frozen chocolates. Especially milk chocolate individually wrapped Dove chocolates. YUM!!!

aprilabe said...

You had me at Chocolate :-p
Confession: I've passed these up at the store thinking "I will try them if they become free."

But that recipe you listed...it's making me have second thoughts as to waiting for a box.

aprilabe said...

oops.. I forgot to list my favorite chocolate treat:
Jr. Mints.

Pinky said...

I love hersey kisses.

Pat S. said...

I am afraid mine is Chocolate Pie. I have tried this cereal and love it. Thanks.

Mag said...

Chocolate brownies with chocolate sauce served warm.

LCM said...

I have to pick just one? I love York peppermint patties.

wilma2389 said...

My favorite chocolate treat is Frosted Brownies.

Anonymous said...

I love Lindt chocolate. It is so soft and there is always a creamy surprise in the middle.

Malia
snooky0630@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

I'm a white chocoate fan and love the pretzels coated in it. My husband is the chocoholic in our family and eats some kind of chocolate daily! His favorite cereal is cheerios so chocolate cheerios is going to put him on a natural high!!

mmullikin at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I am a white chocolate fan and love pretzels coated in it. My husband is the chocoholic in our family. He eats some kind of chocolate daily. His favorite cereal is cheerios so make them chocolate and he's going to be on natural high!

mmullikin at hotmail dot com

stacy said...

chocolate brownies are my fav!

Frances said...

I had to think about that for a few minutes, then it hit me. My very favorite chocolate treat is homemade fudge, made with my mom's recipe. Or better yet, by my mom!

Anonymous said...

Brownies with walnuts, hot from the oven!dmatthews38751 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite chocolate treat is to make cook and serve chocolate pudding and pour it over vanilla ice cream while it is still hot. Mmmmm!

Anonymous said...

i am easy to please when it comes to chocolate...a handfull of chocolate chips i keep in the freezer is just perfect to settle my craving...laura

Anonymous said...

mommynhoutex@yahoo.com

I am a chocoholic. I love chocolate. My favorites are Luby's chocolate ice box pie, walmarts chocolate ganache cake and chocolate ganache cheese cake, kroger's chocolate eruption pie/cake, i could go on forever about all of my favorite chocolate things.

mommynhoutex@yahoo.com

auntsashie said...

I like devils food cake with no icing. Or a peanut buster parfait from dairy queen!

Lauren said...

Favourite chocolate treat is probably just plain old chocolate :D Really good chocolate preferably.. mmm.. okay, now I need to find some chocolate! :D

Julie said...

I love chocolate-but my favorite is hot fudgy brownies-yummy

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Shelley said...

I love brownies topped with ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream & pecans. Yummmm! Thanks!
Mrspoofa(at)aol.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

looks yummy

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

looks yummy- love brownies

Katiemc said...

I love some mores. The melted chocolate and marshmallow together is a taste like no other. It brings back nice memmories.

Greenie said...

yrs and yrs ago Olive Garden used to have this amazing chocolate cake and then they took it away. It was the best I've ever had! Really though, anything chocolate floats my boat. I often just eat a handfull of ghiradelli choc chips to curb my craving but then it turns into the entire bag I eat and I wonder why I can't lose weight. :)