Last week I told you about the new Cheerios sendCheer campaign. Starting this week, the specially marked boxes of Cheerios cereal, featuring “Cheer” postcards, that you can cut out and mail to military families, are now in stores. For every postcard received, Cheerios is donating $1 to the USO to help support programs for military families. They have already donated $150,000 and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received during the campaign.
Yesterday I went looking for the new boxes at Walmart. I had seen a few boxes on a bottom shelf when I was there the other day, but not a lot. When I went yesterday, there was a whole big display of Cheerios and many of them were the specially marked sendCheer boxes. The extra bonus is that the price was marked down to only $3 per box for the big 18 oz boxes. When you go to look for the boxes, just make sure that the front has the sendCheer logo so that you will be assured that the postcard is inside.
Once the postcard is cut out, there is a small area to add your personal greeting. Then just affix a stamp (the current rate for a postcard is $.29, but you can use a regular First Class stamp if that's what you have handy.
If you have friends or family in the military and are planning on sending holiday care packages, this yummy Cheerios Sweet & Salty Snack Mix is stable enough to survive the journey. It's quick and easy to make, but very addictive. You'll probably want to make one batch to send and one to keep at home.
Cheerios Sweet and Salty Snack Mix Recipe
4 C Cheerios
2 C mini pretzel twists
1 C raisins
1 C peanuts
1/2 C butter
1 C brown sugar
1/4 C corn syrup
1/2 tsp baking soda
Heat oven to 250 degrees. Mix together Cheerios, pretzels, raisins and peanuts in a large bowl. In a large pot or saucepan, mix butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Melt over medium heat and then bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in the baking soda. Add Cheerios mixture to pan and stir to coat. Spread mix on a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet for 15 minutes. Let cool and then break apart. Store in a zip-top baggie or sealed container.
- 4 C Cheerios
- 2 C mini pretzel twists
- 1 C raisins
- 1 C peanuts
- 1/2 C butter
- 1 C brown sugar
- 1/4 C corn syrup
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Heat oven to 250 degrees.
- Mix together Cheerios, pretzels, raisins and peanuts in a large bowl.
- In a large pot or saucepan, mix butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Melt over medium heat and then bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the baking soda. Add Cheerios mixture to pan and stir to coat.
- Spread mix on a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet.
- Let cool for 15 minutes and then break apart.
- Store in a zip-top baggie or sealed container.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 242mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g
Nutrition is calculated automatically and may not be accurate.