How lucky and honored I am, to be part of a group that is sponsored by General Mills! General Mills sent each of us 3 boxes of their updated cereals, which contain no artificial flavors or colors from artificial sources. I had the opportunity to try and play with these updated cereals before they were available in stores. I'm willing to bet that all ages like cereal. As a child, I had it often with milk. As an adult, I eat cereal as a crunchy snack. Cheerios have always been a favorite of mine. Chocolate Cheerios?! Oh, yes! I had a mug of Chocolate Cheerios last night. I chose Trix for my recipe because I love all the colors and the resounding crunch. Plus, they make me think of spring, which is finally here again. So, if you haven't had cereal in awhile, run to the store and buy a box or two of Chocolate Cheerios, Trix or Golden Grahams and feel like a kid again!
Trix White Chocolate Fudge
Adapted from allrecipes White Chocolate Fudge
1 8-ounce cream cheese - softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 ounces white chocolate (I used Ghirardelli white chocolate bars)
1 1/4 cups Trix cereal – split
Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with Baker’s Joy baking spray, or similar. In a medium bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Mix until almost combined. Add the vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Place the chopped white chocolate in the top bowl of a double boiler. Melt the chocolate over lightly simmering water. Don't allow the water to boil. Stir the chocolate until completely melted and smooth. Fold the melted chocolate into the cream cheese mix. Add 3/4 cup of Trix cereal and lightly mix in. Pour mixture into prepared pan and smooth top. Add about 1/2 cup of Trix cereal to the top and lightly press into the fudge. Chill for an hour. Cut into 1-inch squares for serving.
Note: I suggest using white chocolate and not white baking chips. Best served the same day.