Cheerios Nuggets

"My Senior VP gave everybody a small canning jar filled with this one Christmas. I was skeptical but really loved it. Also, I found out that HE had made it--not his wife. So, I figured how hard can it be and had to get the recipe. I make it often at the holidays and leave it in a big bowl for people to grab. You can add just about anything you want to go with the Cheerios. I have used whatever M&Ms or chips/morsels I have at home."
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Ready In:
10 cups




  • Heat oven to 250°F.
  • Grease 2 9x13-inch pans or jelly roll pans.
  • Heat brown sugar, margarine, corn syrup , and salt in 2 quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until bubbly around edges.
  • Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes longer.
  • Remove from heat, stir in baking soda until foamy and light colored.
  • Pour over cheerios, peanuts, raisins, and M&Ms in 4 quart bowl.
  • Stir until mixture is coated and spread evenly in pans.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Stir, let stand until cool, about 10 minutes.
  • Loosen mixture with metal spatula and let stand until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • Break into bite-size pieces.

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  1. soonermama
    It is delicious!We loved it!My daughter and I whipped it up this morning,and couldn't wait for it to cool before we dug in!Thanks for the recipe!
  2. mizzlizzita
    This is great!! I took this on a family road trip, and it was fantastic!! Pretty easy to make, and the Cheerios make up at least some for the not-so-healthy sugar etc. :) Thanks!! I may make this again for our family vacation starting Thursday!!
  3. raccoon1982
    thank you for having this recipe my grandmother made it for me growing up now i can make it and enjoy it for myself ty ty ty
  4. Legna
    My mom got this recipe years ago and my family loves it! It is so easy to make. I've never had it with M&M's...I'll have to try that.
  5. aerobicon
    I can't stop eating this stuff. It's super-easy to make and so good. Since it makes 10 cups, I'm giving it away and everyone loves it also. It's easily vegan, just use dairy-free margarine and don't add chocolate candies. It's delicious with the raisins. I'd definitely add them.



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