Are you ready to make the most delicious Christmas chocolate dessert of all time?
I’m serious! People go crazy for Chocolate Cheerio baubles! These are the perfect homemade Christmas treats.
So, if you want to create a memorable festive treat for your kids, or make irresistible gourmet gifts for your friends, this Chocolate Cheerio baubles recipe is for you.
Products you need for this recipe
- Heat proof bowls – melt your chocolate down in a couple of heat proof bowls
- Wooden spoon – get yourself a good old fashioned wooden spoon for the stirring of the chocolate
- White chocolate – it wouldn’t be Christmas without white chocolate
- Dark chocolate – if you’re making this recipe for kids, you might want to plump for plain. If you have find dark chocolate irresistible, however, this is the one for you
- Plain chocolate – if you prefer your chocolate on the lighter, milkier side, get some plain chocolate. Kids will definitely prefer the lighter option too
- Crunchy peanut butter – the thing that really takes these Christmas treats to the next level is a little helping of crunchy peanut butter. Divine!
- Cheerios – this recipe isn’t the same without Cheerios. They soak up the chocolate, yet keep a nice crispy crunch. Also, they’re one of the healthier cereals out there
- Acrylic fillable baubles – these little bauble moulds are going to take a great recipe and turn it into something magical
Chocolate Cheerio baubles recipe
Call off the diet! 'Tis the season to be merry and bake some indulgent Christmas treats. When it comes to indulgence, this fun, festive crunchy chocolate Cheerios recipe is as good as it gets.
If you’re young at heart, you’ll fall in love with these little Christmas bauble treats. As for kids... well, they’ll be in dreamland! They can even help make them, which will make the Christmas chocolate snacks even more irresistible.
It’s a super simple recipe to make. First you melt the dark, or plain, and white chocolate in two separate mixing bowls.
Then, to turn the decadence up a notch, you add crunchy peanut butter to the melted white chocolate.
Once you’ve given both bowls of melted chocolate a stir, in go the Cheerios! Like luscious little lifebuoys floating in a sea of chocolate!
Say cheerio to your Cheerios and stir them in so that every last one is covered in delicious melted chocolate.
Now comes the magical part. Take your little acrylic bauble moulds and fill each half with the two chocolate mixtures.
Milk/dark on one side and white on the other. Make sure the mixtures meet in the middle, so that they’ll stay solid when chilled.
Try to mix things up a little and use different sized baubles.
Once you’ve chilled your little baubles for 2-3 hours, you’ll have the perfect Christmas chocolate baubles! Next comes my little trick for hanging them on your Christmas tree.
All you need to do is dip a Cheerio in the melted chocolate and attach it to the top of the bauble. Then, chill each bauble on a plate for around 15 minutes.
Once it’s chilled, the hoop will be ready. You can now attach your Chocolate Cheerio baubles to your Christmas tree.
Talk about a tasty Christmas decoration!
Can I Substitute Cheerios With Another Cereal?
There are three reasons why Cheerios are great for this chocolate Christmas treat recipe:
- They add a satisfying crunch
- They don't go soggy
- They bulk out the chocolate
If you can’t get hold of Cheerios, don’t worry. There are a few good breakfast cereals that would work well in this recipe.
- Cheerios Oat Crunch – these alternative Cheerios are great if you want to bring a bit of an oaty honey flavor to your chocolate Cheerio baubles
- Honey Nut Cheerios – another great Cheerio alternative that’ll work well with this recipe, especially for those who like almonds
- Kellog’s Corn Pops – this cereal would bring a sweet crispy crunch to these homemade Christmas treats
- Lucky Charms – this might be a little too sweet for some. Still, if you’re looking for a little extra decadence and a whole lot of charm, the addition of marshmallows might just make your Christmas all the more merrier
- Fruit Loops – this fruity classic cereal adds a great twist to this chocolate Christmas treat recipe
- Quaker Simply Granola – if you want an extra crunch to your chocolate baubles, try these
- Smart Bran – the ultimate healthy alternative, this cereal is perfect for those who want a lighter Christmas treat
What Type Of Chocolate Should I Use?
People tend to rant and rave about using the best quality, most expensive ingredients all the time. We’re not all made of money, though. Sometimes, you can be good to your pocket and get by with the basics.
This isn’t one of those occasions! If you buy cheap chocolate, this recipe will taste cheap and nasty.
Buy the best chocolate you can afford. I recommend a brand called Callebaut. It’s a quality Belgian chocolate that’s produced specifically for cooking and baking. It tastes heavenly and is worth every penny!
If you’re going to splash out on a recipe, it should definitely be this one. After all, it’s Christmas!
Is there a quicker way to melt chocolate?
If you want to melt your chocolate quickly, you can use a microwave. Place your chocolate in a microwaveable bowl and put it in the microwave, giving it 10-second blasts at a time and stirring after each. It shouldn’t take much more than a minute.
More Christmas chocolate treats
If you’re using small moulds, leave out the Cheerios. Pour the dark chocolate in first because it has a thinner consistency that will capture more detail than the white chocolate.
After you’ve filled the moulds, give it a shake to get rid of air bubbles.
Other desserts to make the kids go weak at the knees
- Chocolate concrete – a nostalgic old-school classic, this chocolate pudding would make the perfect festive treat
- Pink custard – another retro pudding, this recipe makes the perfect combo with the chocolate concrete recipe above
- Chocolate flapjacks – what could be better than homemade flapjacks? Yep… homemade chocolate flapjacks. This one is sure to become a firm family favorite
- Cornflake tart – crunchy, sweet and irresistible, another old-school classic that’s super simple to make
- Chocolate orange cheesecake – next-level indulgence that will make your festive season all the more merrier. It’ll be gone before you can say “ho-ho-ho”
- Mars Bar cakes – the ultimate in indulgent chocolate treats, you’ll have to hide these so the family don’t devour them all in one go
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When it comes to Christmas recipes, I’ve got you covered!
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Chocolate Cheerio Baubles are great for Christmas craft activities for children. Using just melted chocolate and Cheerios, you can get so creative.
- Melt the dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir until smooth and remove the bowl from the pan.
- Melt the white chocolate in the same way and remove from the heat. Add the peanut butter to the white chocolate and stir well until smooth.
- Add 33g (1 cup) of Cheerios to the melted dark chocolate and stir thoroughly until all the hoops are covered with chocolate. Add the remaining Cheerios to the melted white chocolate and do the same.
- Now you need at least 10 x 5cm (2in) acrylic fillable baubles. Fill one half with white chocolate cheerios and the other with dark chocolate cheerios.
- When putting the two bauble halves together, ensure that the fillings are touching each other so that they stick together in the chilling process. Chill for 2-3 hours until firm.
- Remove the chocolate balls from the bauble casings.
- Melt a bit of chocolate and dip one cheerio in it. Attach the dipped cheerio onto the chocolate ball, which will now act as a hoop for you to hook or string through to allow you to hang it onto your
- Christmas tree. Repeat the process, until all balls are transformed into baubles.
- Place the baubles onto a plate and chill for 10 minutes.
- Use a hook or string to attach to your Christmas tree! Happy munching!
- If you’re not keen on dark chocolate, you can use milk chocolate too.
- You can also use the microwave to speed things up when melting the chocolate. Remember to give it 10 second blasts and stir in between until it’s all melted.
- You can use different sized baubles to change things up.
- Alternatively, you can create a homemade foodie gift for special occasions such as birthdays and Christmas. This will entail putting all the assembled concoctions in one block. Here’s how to do it: Line a shallow tin with greased baking parchment. Drop alternate spoonfuls of each chocolate mix into the prepared tin, then tap the tin to level the mixture. Chill for 2-3 hours until firm. Turn out onto a board and wrap in cellophane. Keep chilled in the fridge until giving it away.
- Another option is simply to use a lined muffin tin and filling them with the white and dark chocolate cheerios.
- Prep Time: 25 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Boil
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: chocolate cheerios, cheerio recipe, cheerio dessert, christmas crafts