Cereal. It’s what’s for breakfast, right? Well, sometimes.
When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to eat any of the fun cereals for breakfast. I specifically remember the number– 13. My mom considered any cereal with 13 grams of sugar or more per serving as dessert only. Frosted Flakes, Lucky Charms– all the good ones– we only ate for dessert.
Did you know Corn Pops were originally called Sugar Pops? And Honey Smacks were originally Sugar Smacks.
My point is… cereal is sweet. It’s full of sugar. And therefore… it makes an amazing dessert ingredient.
Here are 12 fun ways to use cereal in your desserts!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
These easy no-bake bars are made with Honey Nut Cheerios covered in chocolate and marshmallow. Yes, please!
White Chocolate Lucky Charms Cookies – The Recipe Rebel
These moist and delicious cookies are packed full of every kid’s favorite marshmallow cereal!
Honey Nut Cheerio Cupcakes – Bakerita
These honey cupcakes are topped with cereal milk frosting, then sprinkled with crunchy little O’s!
Nutella Kit Kat Puppy Chow – A Latte Food
Cereal and candy bars were meant to be together, so this sweet snack mix makes that happen!
Cake Mix Bars – Maebells
Some birthdays call for cake, some call for cereal bars!
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes – Foxes Love Lemons
That amazing sweet cinnamon flavor in a fluffy cupcake!
Rainbow Krispie Treats – Dessert Now, Dinner Later
If Rice Krispies are too boring for you, make things more colorful with Fruity Pebbles!
Peach Cobbler Ice Cream Cake with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crust – Life Made Sweeter
Sweet summer peaches, cool creamy ice cream, and cinnamony cereal. Winning.
Cinnamon Milk Cereal Cake – Mariah’s Pleasing Plates
This is an amazing Cinnamon Toast Crunch-infused tres leches cake!
Butterscotch Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies – Sweet Peas and Saffron
Rice Krispies and chewy oatmeal gives these cookies some amazing texture!
Fruity Pebbles Meringues – We Are Not Martha
These airy cookies are crunchy, colorful and fun!
Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Crispy Treats
Rice Krispies and potato chips team up for an amazing sweet and savory treat!
Your turn… What’s your favorite way to eat cereal for dessert!?
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
What a great list. This means I can have these for breakfast right?
Oh, heck yes!! 😉
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
What a sad, sugary cereal less, childhood you had! I still love that stuff, my boyfriend makes fun of me for it! But I say there is no shame there!
LOL! I know!!! I was so deprived!! I definitely went through a sugar cereal binge in college when I was first on my own. But now I kinda thing it’s too sweet again! Perfect for dessert, though. 🙂
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Love this fun round-up! Everything looks amazing! Thanks for including one of my mine!
Thanks, Kelly! I definitely want to try your cake– looks so yummy!