Hot Buttered O’s

Hot Buttered O’s

I think my dad is a very good cook – I wrote “think”… because sadly I was never really tasted his cooking. For whatever reasons, he cooked for himself and my mom cooked for herself, my brother and me. I don’t think I tasted pepperoni pizza until I was at least 12 years old, but I can thank my mom for teaching me to like black olives on pizza. I also thought olives and carrot peels were normal taco toppings (my mom doesn’t really like plain cheese either.) If you have never tried either, you should, they are tasty.

You might be wondering what this has to do with Hot Buttered O’s. The first thing that I remember my dad cooking for my brother and me was…. Hot Buttered O’s.* I’m not certain but I think the recipe must have come from a box of Cheerios since besides butter, that’s the only other ingredient.


I’m not sure why my dad made these for us that day, but I’m so glad that he did. I still enjoy them. Now I’m the parent passing on the “recipe” to my children.




*Look what I found on – – – – — – – – ->










Hot Buttered O's
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Quick, easy, and good for most ages. Delicious hot, cold or somewhere in between. Serve with fruit & milk for breakfast, enjoy as a school time snack, or as an after school treat with milk or hot cocoa.

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup per person Dianne
  • 1/4 cup Butter I used salted
  • 4 cups Cheerios OR any O's cereal
  1. Melt butter in 10 in frying pan over medium-low heat (we like them a little toasty, if you don't, then use low heat)

  2. Heat over medium/low heat until they are warm and brown to your liking - approximately 3-5 minutes. 

  3. Enjoy!!

Recipe Notes

 Years later~

  • I also make them with Trader Joe’s O’s cereal, too.
  • My kids are able to make these for themselves now ♥


  • Glassware – Irish Coffee Mug by Crate & Barrel (wedding gift circa 1994)
  • Red Bowl was a gift (the sides were extremely flimsy and I no longer have it)
  • Salad Plate – Walmart
  • Fun Fact: The Village Haus restaurant located in Fantasyland in Disneyland has these exact same dishes on display – pictured below
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