Let’s Revisit A Recipe from the 1980’s!
When I think of the ‘80s I think of big hair, neon colors, and Saturday morning cartoons. Granted I was pretty young when the ’80s were over, I do still remember some of this decade. One thing that has always stuck with me is growing up in a simpler time, and I’ve always been drawn to recipes from when I was growing up.
One vintage recipe I discovered recently was hot buttered Cheerios. At first, I thought there is no way that will taste good, but I was wrong! It’s a simple and easy treat, that is fairly cheap to make. A box of plain Cheerios cereal, some butter, and salt – poof you have a snack great for watching your favorite ‘80s movie. Did someone say a Ghostbusters Marathon?
I thought it would be fun to give this recipe a modern make-over. Let’s take a look at some different ways to flavor your hot buttered Cheerios and take them to the next level!
The Original Recipe
Before we dive into different ways to flavor your buttered O’s, let’s make the original recipe first. To make your Hot Buttered Cheerios, start by melting ¼ cup butter in a larger skillet (10” is a good size). Next, add in 4 cups of plain Cheerios. Stir the Cheerios for 3-4 minutes until the Cheerios are well coated and hot. Sprinkle with a touch of salt, and enjoy! You can enjoy the Buttered Cheerios warm or cooled off, although we prefer warm, almost tastes like popcorn! They are not greasy at all, just super tasty!
Maple Brown Sugar Buttered Cheerios
We absolutely love anything maple brown sugar, and the hot buttered Cheerios make the perfect vehicle for some maple awesomeness. In your skillet add ¼ cup of butter and allow to melt. Next add in 4 cups of Cheerios, 1/4 cup maple syrup, and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar (you can adjust to your taste). Stir the Cheerios until well coated. I like to allow the mixture to cook an extra 2-4 minutes to caramelize a bit. Just be sure to watch, stir often, and keep the heat on medium-low. Pour the mixture onto parchment paper, and allow to cool slightly before enjoying. This mixture will be a little more sticky but as it cools will firm up a bit. This version is the husband’s favorite, and it tastes exactly like kettle corn! This recipe takes good hot or cold! Yum!
Ramp Parmesan Buttered Cheerios
Sometimes you want something savory and Ramp Parmesan Buttered Cheerios will hit the spot. To make this version is beyond simple. Follow the directions for the original recipe. After you add in your Cheerios cook for 2-3 minutes. Next, add in 1-2 tablespoons of dried ramps (you can use garlic powder as well) and stir. Turn off the heat, and sprinkle parmesan over the Cheerios mixture. Pour into your favorite bowl, and enjoy!
S’more Buttered Cheerios
Our last version celebrates the evenings by the campfire! Follow the recipe to make the original recipe. After your buttered Cheerios are all cooked, pour them into a large bowl and allow them to cool for 10 minutes. Next, add in 2 cups mini marshmallows, and 1-2 cups mini chocolate chips. Give everything a good stir, and nibble away!
Friday Night Snack
Hopefully, we have given you some inspiration to make some butter Cheerios of your own. The wonderful part is you can adjust the recipes however you like! A great recipe for the whole family on a Friday night or anytime! Be sure if you haven’t already, subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss out on any of our adventures to inspire you!