Cheerios has been a family favorite for years — with good reason. Its wholesome goodness is perfect for toddlers to adults and everyone in between. In nine varieties, including Honey Nut and new Berry Burst, Cheerios is a breakfast tradition. Eat Cheerios and enjoy a lifetime of wholesome goodness for you and your family.
Cheerios' health appeal stems from its lack of artificial flavoring and coloring, low sugar, fat, and cholesterol content, and being a source of fiber and folic acid .
Starting in 1996, Cheerios featured the American Heart Association's seal of heart and checkmark indicating it had met the AHA nutrition guidelines for its food certification program. This in part led to Cheerios being issued the first health-claim confirmation by the Food and Drug Administration that Cheerios, oatmeal, and oat products can lower the risk of heart disease in 1997, along with a medical journal study in 1998 indicating that Cheerios could in fact lower blood cholestorel levels when eaten as a part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
Recipe for Cheerios Breakfast Bars --
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
3 cups Cheerios cereal
Bring sugar and honey to a boil in 2 quart saucepan. Remove from heat, stir in peanut butter until blended. Pour in cheerios and peanuts and mix until well coated.
Spread in buttered 9 x 13 pan and let cool.
Cut in squares.