5 Desserts Starring Your Favorite Breakfast Cereals
Enjoy your favorite morning meal as a late-night treat.
Cocoa Puffs Ice Cream Sandwiches
Fans of Rice Krispie treats will fall hard for this dessert, which tweaks the classic into a chocolate-and-coffee ice cream sammie. Cocoa Puffs take place of the crispy rice cereal, making these sandwiches a chocolate-lovers fantasy. And it doesn’t stop there. Layered between the chewy treats is a generous helping of Nutella and a cool and creamy dose of creamy coffee ice cream. Assembling the sandwiches in the pan before they're chilled means they’re ready-to-eat as soon as they’re frozen. Simply slice and serve—with plenty of napkins! Not a fan of Cocoa Puffs? Feel free to swap ‘em out with the cereal of your choosing.
Soft-Baked Froot Loops Sugar Cookies
Though everyone has their own cookie preferences (Thin and crispy! Chewy through and through!), a soft-baked cookie is always hard to pass up. With a barely-done texture and super-soft center, these treats will have you returning for seconds before you’ve finished your first. Their puffy centers beg for a mix-in, and what better choice than colorful Froot Loops cereal? These cookies make for a great alternative to classic chocolate chip, and would be a fun treat for kids birthday parties or school parties. For an eye-catching finishing touch, roll each ball of dough in crushed up Froot Loops before baking, giving them a colorful, almost sparkly exterior. Serve with a glass of cold milk, of course.
Mini Honey Nut Cheerios Almond Butter Cups
When late-night hunger strikes, it’s tempting to reach for the first thing in sight. Instead, keep a batch of these bite-sized treats in your freezer, and you'll be happy to have them on hand when your sweet tooth needs satisfying. These adorable cups taste like dessert, but are lighter than other indulgences thanks to good-for-you ingredients like almond butter and coconut oil. Indeed, the coconut oil helps the chocolate firm up in the freezer, resulting in a creamy chocolate layer atop a nutty base. It’s a great way to use up the bottom of the Cheerio’s box—and would taste great with a variety of Cheerios flavors.
Cracklin’ Oat Bran Oatmeal Raisin Skillet Cookie
For many, Cracklin’ Oat Bran is a nostalgic childhood favorite. As a matter of fact, it's such a tasty treat, it deserves to be used for far more than just breakfast. For instance, we found that thanks to underlying notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg, the square cereal pairs perfectly with the flavors found in an oatmeal raisin cookie. But instead of tossing pieces into a traditional cookie dough, we came up with a family-sized skillet cookie (topped with vanilla ice cream!), that yields a cookie with a crispy crust and a soft, chewy center, and makes for easy preparation and a fun presentation. The dough is mixed entirely in the skillet, so no dirty dishes, either!
Golden Grahams Peanut Butter Truffles
These bite-sized treats are a playful riff on the buckeye, which is a decadent peanut butter ball dipped in chocolate. While buckeyes are traditionally smooth and creamy throughout, these truffles have a bit of crunch thanks to the crushed Golden Grahams hidden inside. A dose of cream cheese keeps the peanut butter center from being overly sweet, and because the confections are petite, one bite is all it takes to seriously satisfy a chocolate craving. Dipping half of the treats in dark chocolate and half in white chocolate ensures chocolate-lovers of every type can enjoy the dessert. Milk chocolate would be lovely as well!
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