How to make Cheerios snack mix: 1980s recipe for a pizza-flavored party mix

Cheeriodle Cheerios Pizza Snack recipe

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Here’s an easy-to-make recipe for a pizza-flavored Cheerios snack mix, originally called Cheeriodle Pizza Snack. It mixes the cereal with cheese, spices and bits of pepperoni to make a tasty party mix that people will enjoy by the handful.

The cereal has a starring role, since the how-to for this party appetizer comes from General Mills’ 1980 booklet, “Cheeriodle Cookbook for Kids.” (See more recipes made with Cheerios here!)

And if you like this retro snack mix, you should also check out these vintage favorites: Hot buttered Cheerios (1982)Chex party mix.

Cheeriodle Pizza Snack recipe

Cheerios snack mix: Cheeriodle pizza recipe

Utensils you will need

Set of measuring cups
Jelly roll pan, 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1 inch
Kitchen scissors
Small saucepan
Measuring spoons
Wooden spoon
Large rubber spatula

Cheeriodle Pizza Snack recipe

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Cheeriodle Cheerios Pizza Snack recipe

Cheerios snack mix

Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This recipe was originally called Cheeriodle Pizza Snack


  • 4 cups Cheerios cereal
  • 1-1/2 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 5 drops red pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put 4 cups cereal in jelly roll pan.
  3. Cut each slice of pepperoni into 4 pieces with scissors, and add to the cereal.
  4. Melt 1/3 cup margarine in small saucepan over low heat.
  5. Stir 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt and 5 drops pepper sauce.
  6. Remove pan from heat and turn off burner.
  7. Pour margarine mixture over cereal and pepperoni.
  8. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  9. Mix until well-coated.
  10. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 5 minutes.
  11. Remove the pan from oven and stir well.
  12. Bake 5 minutes longer.
  13. Remove the pan from the oven and turn off the oven.
  14. Cool 5 minutes.
  15. Stir in 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese.
  16. Keep snack mix in airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 278mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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