Savory Hot Buttered Cheerios

Seriously, cheerios have been around for such a long time – we don’t even remember when that bright yellow box didn’t exist – it’s stood the test of time for so many good reasons! Those little circles are toasty, such a cute shape, and they taste just as yummy with or without milk! Who would have thought such a basic ingredient could make us feel so nostalgic – do you remember eating them (and wearing them at times) when you were a kid? Well, we were also able to make some new memories with this vintage, hot savory buttered cheerio recipe, proving that a certain classic American cereal isn’t just for breakfast.


4 cups cheerios cereal
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Melt butter in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat, then stir in cheese, parsley, garlic salt and onion powder.
Stir in cheerios until fully coated, lowering heat to medium so cheerios don’t burn.
Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until cheerios are hot.
Transfer to serving bowls and enjoy immediately.

Recipe adapted from Sweet Little Blue Bird