I’m the type of person who loves a challenge. When I was asked to create a recipe using Cheerios my brain immediately starting churning. My first stop for inspiration was my pantry. I spied a full box of chocolate Cheerios and a box of regular Cheerios. Then, I started to think about what ingredients go hand in hand with Valentine’s Day.
• Fresh berries
• Whipped cream
Chocolate Cheerios it is! Now I just had to come up with a way to put it all together.
I remember my Mom making a pie that I loved every Victoria Day that had a graham crust, custard and fresh sliced strawberries.
Off I went to the grocery store, kids in tow on the hunt for some fresh berries. I was thinking of using strawberries but the raspberries looked so good I couldn’t pass them up. My older daughter also suggested whipped topping instead of whipped cream so we picked up a container of that too.
3 cups chocolate Cheerios processed until fine
1/3 cup melted butter
1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
Real vanilla extract
Whipped topping or whipped cream
Berries of your choice
Chocolate Cheerios crust
• Place cereal in a food processor and process until fine.
• In medium bowl, mix crushed cereal and 1/3 cup melted butter until well mixed.
• Press in bottom and about 1” up side of 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 12 minutes.
• Cool completely
• Once the crust has been baked and cooled brush the melted chocolate to cover the crust evenly.
Once cooked, remove from heat and let cool 10 minutes before adding to prepared crust.
Top with whipped topping or whipped cream and fresh berries.
I love how the kid’s made a heart out of raspberries! I think the next time I make this I will opt for whipped cream piped on top instead of whipped topping. As you can see, the whipped topping didn’t stand a chance in my warm kitchen. But…there were no complaint’s about the melted whipped topping and also no leftovers!
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