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13 Incredible Things You Can Make with a Box of Cheerios

Send them back to school in style with these easy Cheerios recipes.
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A bowl of Cheerios with some fruit and oat milk is a great way to start—or end—the day. The gentle sweetness and crunch are always satisfying, but did you know there are so many things you can do with your favorite breakfast cereal besides just drenching it in milk and eating it out of a bowl?

Here are some of the most unexpected Cheerios recipes to try next time you buy a box of the cereal. And if you love cooking, sign up for our newsletter to get daily recipes and food news in your inbox!

Cheerio Treats

homemade rice crispy treat with cheerios and mms
Courtesy of The Girl Who Ate Everything

This no-bake recipe makes the perfect sweet treat for hot days, combining marshmallows, M&M's, peanut butter, and Cheerios to make bars so tasty everyone will come back for seconds.

Get the recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cheerio Bars with Flax

cereal bars made with cheerios and drizzled with chocolate
Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

While you might think of cereal bars as super sweet, these dark chocolate bars have a more sophisticated twist and are packed with flax to keep you feeling full.

Get the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.

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Healthy Three-Ingredient Cheerio Bars

no bake cereal bars
Courtesy of The Big Man's World

This simple recipe uses just three ingredients and contains no butter, sugar, or dairy. It's also vegan-, gluten-, and oil-free, but you'll never be able to tell, thanks to the salty-sweet flavors of nut butter and brown rice syrup (or agave).

Get the recipe from The Big Man's World

Gluten-Free Cheerio Snack Bars

cheerio snack bars drizzled with chocolate
Courtesy of Kims Cravings

Another super easy snack to throw together, this recipe features raw honey, Cheerios, and almond butter topped with a yummy chocolate drizzle.

Get the recipe from Kim's Cravings

Cheerios Snack Mix

bowl of cheerios snack mix with mms and nuts
Courtesy of Julies Eats and Treats

Move over, Chex Mix! Cheerios, chocolate, peanuts, raisins, and more make this snackable treat that you only need to bake for 15 minutes. It's like trail mix, only better.

Get the recipe from Julie's Eats and Treats

No-Bake Chocolate Cereal Squares

glass baking tray of chocolate cereal squares
Courtesy of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Brown sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla are the flavor base of this indulgent recipe that's designed to use up any extra cereal (or a box of Cheerios) you have around. What better way to avoid waste than by making dessert?

Get the recipe from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Yogurt-Dipped Cheerios Strawberries

whole strawberries dipped in yogurt and covered with cheerios on white serving plate
Courtesy of The Girl Who Ate Everything

Dip fresh summer strawberries in Greek yogurt and roll them in the Cheerios of your choice, and you've got a super fancy snack with very little work. Who doesn't love that?

Get the recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios Popcorn Balls

popcorn balls made with cheerios and mms
Courtesy of Love from the Oven

The perfect treat for a party or game night, these crave-worthy balls get a big burst of flavor if you use Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios. Serve them on a stick for a big wow factor.

Get the recipe from Love from the Oven

Pumpkin Spice Cereal Squares

pumpkin spice cereal squares
Courtesy of Eating Bird Food

If you like spicy and sweet, then you know it's always pumpkin spice season. No need to wait for the fall or go to a coffee shop after you make these pepita-, cranberry-, and coconut-packed squares.

Get the recipe from Eating Bird Food

Chex Christmas Mix Recipe

jar of christmas chex mix with pretzels mms white chocolate
Courtesy of Whats Gaby Cooking

You can make this decadent Chex and Cheerios mix all year round, but you can also make it holiday-friendly with red and green, or blue, candies for a festive, seasonal look. The white chocolate delivers a rich flavor.

Get the recipe from What's Gaby Cooking

Slow Cooker Chex Mix

slow cooker chex mix
Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven

Who doesn't enjoy Chex Mix? This new take makes the traditional recipe much easier and with less mess. Just pack all the ingredients in the slow cooker and go about your business.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven

Superfood Cereal Squares

superfood cereal squares on plate
Courtesy of Eating Bird Food

Packed with oats, Cheerios, and four kinds of seeds, these snacking squares will keep the kids satisfied until dinner. Did we mention they're no-bake? So easy!

Get the recipe from Eating Bird Food

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

peanut butter cheerio bar on white plate
Courtesy of Five Heart Home

Noticing a trend here? Peanut butter and Cheerios taste great together! These bars also feature real peanuts and honey for a kiss of sweetness.

Get the recipe from Five Heart Home

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