Fried Cheerios

Origin and Region:
Fried Cheerios is a unique snack that gained popularity in the United States, particularly in the Midwest region. While Cheerios cereal itself has been a breakfast staple in American households for decades, the idea of frying them to create a crispy and savory snack originated more recently as a creative twist on a classic favorite.

Fried Cheerios offer a crunchy and savory snack experience that is quick and easy to prepare. By simply frying the cereal in a bit of oil and seasoning it with your favorite spices, you can transform plain Cheerios into a delicious and addictive treat.


  • 2 cups Cheerios cereal
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Optional seasonings (such as garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chili powder, or cayenne pepper), to taste

Optional Toppings:

  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Ranch seasoning mix
  • Taco seasoning mix
  • Everything bagel seasoning
  • Dried herbs (such as thyme, rosemary, or oregano)


  • Use a non-stick skillet or frying pan to prevent the Cheerios from sticking.
  • Adjust the amount of oil and seasoning according to your personal preference.
  • Keep an eye on the Cheerios while frying to prevent them from burning.
  • Allow the fried Cheerios to cool slightly before serving to avoid burning your mouth.


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the Cheerios to the hot oil and fry, stirring constantly, until they are golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fried Cheerios to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  4. Season the fried Cheerios with salt and any additional seasonings or toppings of your choice while they are still warm.
  5. Allow the fried Cheerios to cool slightly before serving as a snack or appetizer.

Fried Cheerios offer a delightful combination of crispy texture and savory flavor that makes them a fun and addictive snack option. Whether enjoyed on their own or paired with your favorite dips or seasonings, fried Cheerios are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup (approximately 16g)
  • Calories: 70
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 130mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 1g

(Nutritional information is approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients and serving size.)

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