Chocolaty Cheerios ice-cream cups (1980)

Cheeriodle chocolate ice-cream cups recipe

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This easy (but tasty) recipe uses a cupcake or muffin pan to shape these edible ice cream mini bowls, created from Cheerios stirred into a fudgy concoction made with chocolate chips.

Of course, the cereal has to play a starring role, given that this how-to comes from General Mills’ 1980 booklet, “Cheeriodle Cookbook for Kids.” (See more recipes made with Cheerios here!)

Cheeriodle chocolate ice-cream cups (1981)

Chocolate ice-cream cups: Utensils you will need

12 paper muffin liners
Medium muffin pan
Sharp knife
Cutting board
Set of measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Large saucepan
Wooden spoon
Table knife or small spatula

Cheeriodle chocolate ice-cream cups (1980)

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Cheeriodle chocolate ice-cream cups recipe

Chocolaty Cheerios ice-cream cups

Yield: 12 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups Cheerios cereal
  • Favorite ice cream
  • Ice-cream topping


  1. Put paper liner in each muffin cup.
  2. Chop 1/4 almonds on cutting board.
  3. Put chocolate chips, 1/4 cup margarine, 1 tablespoon corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in large saucepan.
  4. Heat over low heat, stirring all the time, until chocolate chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
  5. Remove pan from heat and turn off burner.
  6. Add 3 cups cereal and the chopped almonds.
  7. Mix until evenly coated.
  8. Put about 1/4 cup [of the] mixture in each muffin cup.
  9. Press onto bottom and side of liner with [a] knife, making a shell.
  10. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  11. Remove paper liners. Fill each cup with ice cream and top with ice-cream topping.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

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