Cheerios Protein Snack Mix

My kids love Cheerios. A deep, long-lasting, buy them in bulk kind of love. We honestly go through two boxes of Multi-grain Cheerios a week. My son would eat them for all of his meal if I would let him.

I was provided Cheerios Protein and compensation in exchange for this post. Regardless, all opinions are entirely my own.

There is just something to be said about Cheerios being a comfort food. We love to eat a bowl on a hot summer day (99% of the year here in Az), the cold milk makes it the perfect light snack! Needless to say we were beyond excited to see this bright yellow box at the store the other day:

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Cheerios Protein is brand new from our favorite cereal makers. These babies are made with 100% whole grain, with milk you get a whopping total of 11g of protein, 23g of whole grains, and 13 vitamins and minerals from them! Paired with crunchy granola and a drizzle of honey this cereal is so yummy! My whole family agrees too!

Anyway, we had the chance to try a few boxes and the first box was gone so quickly, I wanted to come up with a way to stretch that goodness out a little bit with our second box. We ran to the store in search of some ingredients and got started on our new favorite snack mix that is packed with taste and give my kids that little energy boost they need in the afternoon!

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For this tasty recipe you will need:

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1 box of Cheerios Protein Oats & Honey Cereal

1 bag of banana chips

1 bag of Mini Marshmallows

1 bag of Peanut Butter Chips

1 bag of Apple Straws

Here comes the super time consuming and involved directions:

Step 1: Pour all ingredients in a large bowl.

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Step 2: Try to keep little fingers from snitching.

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Step 3: Stir.

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Step 4: EAT!

This stuff is so addicting and yummy! My kids have begged for it all week! I store mine in a big ol’ resealable bag.  It’s a snack I can feel really good about my kids eating and if I really wanted to I could leave out the marshmallows to make it really healthy. But, a life with out marshmallows? Come on! Think picnics, park trips, after school snacks, or family movie night treats!

My family is totally in love with Cheerios Protein and I think yours will be too! If you see that giant yellow box, snatch one up, you won’t regret it!

Want to try it? Leave your Twitter name with your comment and we will randomly choose one to send a box to!

About Aimee

My name is Aimee and I was lucky enough to meet my perfect match at age 15. We were married 6 years later and are parents to the cutest kiddos around. Our oldest son is a cautious, but outgoing, smarty pants with a little sister who has no fear and loves to push all his buttons. They are 19 months apart. Before becoming a stay at home mom I was a second grade teacher, and I loved every minute of it. Now I spend most of my day on the floor building trains, tucking in baby dolls, reading stories, and laughing my guts out with my own kids. I love to spend time with my family, travel, read, watch movies, be outdoors, and eat!

Comments

Cheerios Protein Snack Mix — 31 Comments

  1. I love the new Cherrios… it adds the perfect amount of sweetness and crunch for me. I never thought about making it into a mix. Great idea!

  2. They had a sampling demo of these at the Super Target last week. The kids and I just loved them and bought a box right there! They are delicious!

  3. That looks really good! I’ve never heard of apple straws. I wonder if we have them in Canada.

  4. That snack mix looks awesome. Cheerios protein is my new favorite breakfast.

  5. I didn’t know about this added protein. I will totally buy these now.

  6. Your snack mix looks so good! I love how easy it is to make, thank you for sharing your recipe!

  7. My family loves Cheerios. That’s cool that they have Protein version. I’ll have to try making the snack mix above for them.

  8. this would be a great mix to take to the beach. i’m going to pin it for later. and, my toddler can totally help me make it.

  9. I love this recipe. Between me, my husband, and my kids, this snack mix would go fast! The extra protein from the Cheerios and fruit pieces make it a decently healthy option as well. We just have to make sure we don’t eat too much of it at once!

  10. This snack mix looks delicious. It’s like a healthy “guilty” pleasure. I love all the ingredients, and it has just the right mix of delicious and healthful. Great.