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Homemade Frosted Cheerios in Three Minutes

Yesterday, I shared how to make homemade honey nut Cheerios.  I explained that you wouldn’t be making the Cheerios from scratch.  Rather, you’d be using store-bought plain Cheerios and then sweetening them to your taste with honey and nut flavor.  Today, I apply the same method to create homemade frosted Cheerios.  You can make homemade frosted Cheerios (or homemade frosted flakes) by starting with the sugar-free version and adding your own frosted coating.  The advantage of adding your own frosting is that you can control exactly what goes into the frosted Cheerios and how sweet you make them.

Homemade Frosted Cheerios Recipe

Homemade Frosted Cheerios in Three Minutes

Yield: 2 cups frosted Cheerios

Homemade Frosted Cheerios in Three Minutes


  • 2 cups plain Cheerios
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn syrup (I used homemade corn syrup. You could also use honey, agave, or any other thick, syrupy sweetener.)


  1. Put all ingredients in a pot and heat on medium for about three minutes, stirring to coat all of the Cheerios. The heat causes the corn syrup to liquify, which helps the powdered sugar stick to the Cheerios.
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7 Responses to Homemade Frosted Cheerios in Three Minutes

  1. Helen February 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    its just like a cheezecurls hehe.
    but its nice coz i loved sweeets 😡

  2. Kittish February 29, 2012 at 7:42 am #

    I love this and the honey nut cheerios. Would never have thought of getting plain ones and doing this, but it occurs to me that you can can add just about any sort of flavoring that you want. I can see chopping up dried apples really fine and doing apple cinnamon, or maybe even ginger, for gingersnap cheerios. Mmmmmm.

    Gonna be fun seeing what sort of cupcake you do with this.

  3. Sena Kisher March 10, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    We seldom buy shelf cheerios. We always make them – my sister has four (actually three recipes because the last one is a modified one belonging to a friend) Quite unusual, our coating is sparse cos we want it to look more like a cookie than a cake.

  4. Kristi October 27, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    I tried this on rice krispies and plain corn flakes and they were both amazing! It added a perfect crunch and sweetness. Much better than the rock hard frosted flakes I used to buy :) Thank you.


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