2/10/11

churrios



Hey everyone, I'd like to take a moment and introduce you to the Churrio. No, it's not a misspelling. This handsome fun loving gentleman is named Churrio. I'd like to tell you how we met cute.



I went to the grocery store the other day and while gathering a few items and the end of the aisle with all the new products there he was. Golden, flavored with real cinnamon and with 20% of my daily value of fiber. (if that doesn't say sexy, what does?) He asked if I would take him home. I giggled... a lot. I think I even flipped my hair.

The next thing I know he was in my kitchen and I was saying to him, 'You know what? You taste just like a churro!'



So the wheels started turning and with the help (and prodding) from Rebecca I came up with churrios. A Cheerios snack bar made with caramel and drizzled with mexican chocolate. A play off of a churro filled with caramel and a chocolate dipping sauce.



churrios:

4 cups of Cinnamon Burst Cheerios
33 pieces of caramel (i used the caramels wrapped in cellophane from Kraft)
3 tablespoons of heavy cream


Grease an 8x8 pan with either butter or non-stick spray. Pour Cherrios into a large bowl, set aside. Place the unwrapped caramels and cream in a medium saucepan, on low heat. Stir until melted and there are no lumps in the caramel sauce. Pour immediately into the bowl of Cherrios. Working quickly, stir the caramel into the Cheerios until thoroughly combined.  Pour Cheerio mixture in the prepared pan and pressing gently to make sure the mixture is compact and even. Let cool. Drizzle with chocolate. Cool for an hour then cut into squares.

chocolate drizzle:

2 ounces of mexican chocolate

Place chocolate into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave uncovered for 30 seconds at a time, until chocolate is soft enough to stir smooth. While chocolate is still warm drizzle over the churrios.




11 comments:

Melissa said...

You are ridiculously awesome. That is all.

rglossner said...

Krysta, what is Mexican chocolate? Is that the stuff that is solid, has cinnamon, and you pour hot milk over to make hot chocolate?

krysta said...

robin... yes, it is!

Amy said...

I missed the General Mills memo announcing this new cereal. I will make these, I will. IF I don't eat the box first.

Mrs. L said...

I'm with Melissa - ridiculously awesome!

Vickie said...

YOU are a genius! I hope they're marketing these around here. My guys will love this. Thanks!

rental elf said...

Very nice, thanks for the information.

ma cuisine humble said...

wow, these sound incredible. also, i am super excited at the idea of cinnamon cheerios. i can't wait to try both. thanks for sharing!

oneordinaryday said...

You are a genius.

Anonymous said...

Hi Krysta, I work with your hubby and he told me about your blog, so I just had to read it. I love to write and I love to read what other folks write as well.....and let me tell you that you are good, girl. You had me laughing from the very beginning. And the recipes look good too. I definitely want to try the "Churrios." I think my kids will love them. Well, you have a new follower now. Keep up the good work, I will definitely share your blog with family and friends.

Anonymous said...

I have to just tell you, I love your blog. I found it yesterday while looking for a recipe for chocolate peanut butter pie. Living in Las Vegas, I was laid off two months ago and I am trying my hardest to find a job in this abysmal job market. In the meantime, in-between the job search, I figured I'd learn how to cook. I'm not very good at it, at all. My poor husband has been a sport and consuming the disasters I put forth.
However, last night, I presented him with the chocolate pb pie I found on your blog, and he was shocked (and ate damn near the whole thing.) Tomorrow, I look forward to testing his metabolism and making Churrios. They seem easy enough for me to handle and I love the idea.

Thanks for writing!!