Cheerios™ “Buy a Box. Give a Free Box” & No-Bake Cheerios™ Mix-Up Balls Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveABox #CollectiveBiasThirteen years ago my husband needed to make some lifestyle changes for his health.  When he found out Honey Nut Cheerios™ can help lower cholesterol*, it became a staple breakfast item in our home.

Right about that same time our daughter started second grade and she met her best friend.  Those two girls had so much in common.  From having the same winter parkas and side saddle shoes to living in homes with the same address number and both having moms with the same name.  Therefore, it was kind of inevitable that her mom (Tammie) and myself (Tammy) would also become BFFs!tammysquaredWe’ve shared so much together over the years, memories like Girl Scout field trips, Fourth of July parties, even a trip to the Kentucky Derby!  My freezer was filled with raspberries from her garden and her bathroom was filled with shampoo from my bargain shopping.

Even though we now live in two different states, I still want to share things with her.  When I saw the “Buy a Box. Give a Free Box” coupon sticker on the Family Sized box of Honey Nut Cheerios™ I was buying at Walmart, I knew instantly who was going to get the free box.Our breakfasts of Cheerios™ is another thing our families share.  My husband eats them several times a week and I know Tammie eats them too.  DSC_9722I just entered the code from the sticker online, selected one of the premade e-cards and voila!  We can now share breakfast across the miles!  How fun is that?!I’ve been making an effort to have more wholesome snacks in our home for when we have a case of the munchies and/or friends like Tammie come over so I made these No-Bake Cheerios™ Mix-Up Balls the other evening and they hit the spot.No Bake Cheerios recipeNo-Bake Cheerios™ Mix-Up BallsNo Bake Cheerios Recipe
Ingredients
1 cup Honey Nut Cheerios™
½ cup creamy peanut butter
⅓ cup honey
1 cup ground flaxseed
½ cup shelled hemp seeds
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup mini chocolate chips

Really these could not be easier to make.  Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until thoroughly incorporated.Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.  Then roll into balls.  Place on wax paper in an airtight container and refrigerate.  These will keep up to one week.Change up the cranberries and chocolate chips for other mix-ins.  If you have trouble finding hemp seeds you can substitute wheat germ in its place.  Of course you can always choose your favorite variety of Cheerios™ for this recipe too.

*Three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like Honey Nut Cheerios™ cereal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.  Honey Nut Cheerios™ cereal provides .75 grams per serving.Who will you give a free box of Cheerios™ to when you buy a box?

As you may have heard, some select boxes of Cheerios™ and Honey Nut Cheerios™ produced over two weeks in July at the Lodi, California plant, have been recalled due to a wheat allergen.  This recall only affects consumers with Celiac disease or a gluten-sensitivity. To learn more about the recall, and if your product is affected please go to: http://blog.generalmills.com/.

4 thoughts on “Cheerios™ “Buy a Box. Give a Free Box” & No-Bake Cheerios™ Mix-Up Balls Recipe

    1. They’re really good for you 🙂 Big crop for Southern Manitoba farmers (you know my original stomping grounds 🙂 )

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