Cheerios®-Raisin Bites

These ooey-gooey dessert bites are made with Cheerios, raisins, nuts, cinnamon and vanilla. Ready in only 30 minutes, they're fun birthday party treats.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 12

1/2
cup warm water
1 1/2
cups raisins
1
cup roasted whole almonds
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup coarsely crushed Cheerios™ cereal

  • 1 In medium bowl, soak raisins in water 10 minutes or until plump. Drain; pat dry.
  • 2 In bowl of food processor, add raisins and all remaining ingredients except cereal. Cover; process, stopping to scrape side of bowl if necessary, until mixture forms a thick, sticky paste. (You can add a little water if mixture is not sticky enough.)
  • 3 Roll mixture into 12 balls with moistened hands. In shallow dish, place cereal. Roll balls in cereal to coat. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Expert Tips

If you prefer, granola can be substituted for the almonds.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
15mg
15%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.