I freely admit I have a Fruit Loop Obsession...and this one just rings my chimes. :)
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Could it get any more simple? Melt and stir!
I have loved this ‘recipe’ since I was a little girl. A distant relative would bring these to our annual Fourth of July reunion and I would wait anxiously by the table to grab one as soon as they were put out. I think I was drawn to the beautiful muted colors of the irregular shaped clusters. They stood out among the dozens of flat colorless cookies and brown bars/brownies. While it was my eyes that first drew me to these beautiful little gems, it was my tastebuds that kept me coming back for more.
Now that I am an adult, I not only love the flavor but how easy and quick they are to make. A great thing about these is that there is NO baking required making these the perfect treat to whip up on a hot and humid day (much like today). Warning, these are sweet (as you may expect with sugared cereal as the main ingredient) so make your clusters small. (You can always have more than one or in my case five, ha ha) and don’t send me your dentist bill.
Because these have "Fruit" in the title, you can feel good about consuming large quantitie s of these (who cares if ‘fruit’ is spelled in a less than conventional way?? ha ha). You have to get your daily serving of fruit in some how!
I rate this snack a 9 (they may be too sweet for some)
Froot Loop Clusters
16 oz. White Chocolate chips or Almond Bark (or a mixture of the two)1 TBS shortening (for melting if using white chocolate chips)5-7 cups Froot Loops Cereal
*If you want you could stir in nuts , M&M’s or mini marshmallows as well, but I like these without the extras, just like I remember. Sweet and Simple
Line a large baking sheet with Wax Paper or Parchment Paper. Set aside.In a large bowl pour in 5 cups of Froot Loops cereal, set aside.In a microwave safe bowl place the white chocolate chips (and shortening) and/or almond barkMelt for 1 minute and then stir. Continue to melt in 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval until the chocolate/bark is smooth.
Carefully pour the melted chocolate into the bowl of cereal and fold to combine.Add additional cereal 1/2 cup at a time and fold into the mixture using a rubber scraper (spatula) until the cereal is well coated.
You may not use all of the cereal. It depends on how well coated you want your cereal clusters.Make sure they are coated enough to stay in a cluster.
Ca refully spoon mixture onto prepared baking sheet into tablespoon-sized clusters.
Allow to cool completely on counter or in fridge.
Once cooled and completely set store in airtight container in a cool dry place.
This looks awesome! My DD would love this....actually I would have a hard time keeping DH out of it before DD could even eat some! It would be cute for a birthday if someone was doing something girlie....um, fairies would be cute!
I made something like this (except Fruit Loop Clusters looks yummier) for my DD Headstart Christmas Party last year. It was Rice Crispy Treats but used Fruity Peebles instead. It came from a Parent & Child magazine.
Thank you Star for posting!
These look so good. Thanks for posting
Thanks for posting these. Will try these soon. I think they would be a good Easter treat with the pastel look.
I thought they were very pretty and I like all your ideas!
I just love Fruit Loops anyway. :)
Trying jacking this recipe up a notch or two - this is the recipe one of my sisters uses every Christmas and I LOVE this stuff!
1 lg. box froot loops
1 small box cheerios
1 small bag pretzel sticks
1 lg can salted cocktail peanuts
2 packs almond bark, melted (8 blocks each)
You make it the same way as the above recipe.
Hey Em! I thought you fell off the side of the earth. I hope all is well?
I was thinking this would be great with a salty addition to it...your recipe is perfect! Thanks so much!
bumping up this pretty treat
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