Hot Buttered Cheerios are so tasty and so snackable! This sweet and salty snack mix recipe is sure to please guests at any party. 

Sweet and Spicy Hot Buttered Cheerios Snack Mix

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheerios snack mix recipe, hot buttered cheerios, how to make hot buttered cheerios
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
Hot Buttered Cheerios are so tasty and so snackable! This sweet and salty snack mix recipe is sure to please guests at any party. 
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Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¾ teaspoon seasoned salt Lowry’s or Penzey’s work well
  • 3 cups Cheerios
  • 3 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Set oven to 200°F and place oven rack to center position.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Stir in Worcestershire Sauce and seasoned salt.
  • Turn heat to medium-low, add Cheerios and stir.
  • Continue stirring until cereal is coated and begins to brown, 3-4 minutes. Butter and Worcestershire Sauce should be completely absorbed and cooked down.
  • Sprinkle sugar over the cereal and stir.
  • Continue cooking and stirring another 1-2 minutes. Be careful not to burn the cereal – burned Cheerios are less than tastyJ
  • They are done once the sugar has dissolved and has caramelized.
  • To ensure the cereal is completely dried out, spread the cereal onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake in a 200°F oven for 10 minutes (stir after 5 minutes).
  • Pour the buttered Cheerios onto a sheet of aluminum foil and cool to the touch.
  • Keep any leftovers in an airtight container or zipper bag.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 84mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9.8% | Vitamin C: 3.1% | Calcium: 4.6% | Iron: 20%