Homemade Frosted Cheerios in Three Minutes

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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.

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Homemade Frosted Cheerios in Three Minutes

You can make homemade frosted Cheerios (or homemade frosted flakes) by starting with the sugar-free version and adding your own frosted coating.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 65kcal
Author Stefani


  • 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.


  • 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.)
  • Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 67mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3.5mg
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  1. jacksays:

    I wonder if “real” honey can be done instead.

    Anxious to try this & variations of it

  2. Kristisays:

    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.

  3. Sena Kishersays:

    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. Kittishsays:

    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.

  5. Helensays:

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

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