Dulce de Leche, a popular Latin treat, is found in so many food products nowadays – from yogurt to ice-cream. So it’s no surprise that Cheerios, who already has so many tasty flavors, decided to try their hand at integrating the sweet taste into their heart-healthy cereal. The minute I heard the news, I told my sister (Puerto Rican) and a friend (Cuban). They all agreed that it’s really hard to successfully duplicate the flavor. Especially since I grew up with homemade Dulce de Leche thanks to my grandmother. (I love you, Mama!)
So, when I received a box of the cereal to sample through MyBlogSpark, I immediately “dug in”. Just opening the box let loose the sweet, caramel scent. And I swear, as long as a box is in my house, my house smells sweet, just like the cereal. I offered some of the Dulce de Leche cereal to my youngest, who likes “circle cereal”, and he loved it. So I poured him a bowl. And then I poured him a second bowl. Then he was full. But he had more that night.
And ever since Rice Krispies came up with “Rice Krispy Treats”, lots of other cereals came up with versions of snacks and meals you can make with their cereals. From smooshing cereal for a casserole topping, to mixing them with nuts and choco chips for a fun snack mix. The great thing about all these flavors of Cheerios, and especially the new Dulce de Leche cereal, you can really make something tasty with one of their many flavors. Below is a fun snack mix you can make for yourself (work-time snack) or child (school-day snack), as well as a yummy parfait that has lots of healthy ingredients.
Dulce de Leche Cheerios Snack Mix: Combine pretzels, nuts, cheese crackers, M&Ms or mini chocolate chips with Dulce de Leche Cheerios for a sweet and salty munching mix with a crunch. Perfect for a mid-day work snack or your child’s school snack. I am making this for both my kids next week.
Dulce de Leche Cheerios Parfait: Jazz up your yogurt by layering Dulce de Leche Cheerios with fresh fruit, like bananas, strawberries and bananas. See my picture to the right!
Other Dulce de Leche Cheerios Recipes:
- Dulce de Leche Popcorn Balls- Gooey popcorn balls that melt in your mouth as you bite into the caramel flavors
Dulce de Leche No Bake Snack Bars- Hearty bars with bits of fruit and nut for on-the-go snacking
- Dulce de Leche Apple Bread- A hint of caramel paired with refreshing apple flavors that is perfect for any time of day
- Dulce de Leche No Bake Cheesecake- Make your own crust for this rich cheese cake using Dulce de Leche Cheerios
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And even though it has a new, sweet taste – the new Dulce de Leche Cheerios still have the same goodness you’ve come to know and love about Cheerios. The new Dulce de Leche flavor provides 39 percent of the recommended daily amount of whole grain.
One reader will win a Dulce de Leche Prize Pack:
- Box of Dulce de Leche Cheerios
- Orange polka dot cereal bowl
- Cereal spoon
- Dulce de leche scented candle
FIRST: MANDATORY ENTRY:
Why would you try Dulce de Leche Cereal? The Health Benefits, Taste or just to complement one of the recipes above?
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