From Frosted Flakes to Raisin Bran, it’s no question that cereal is the pillar of breakfast foods. It’s a fast and easy option, and many of us have nostalgic memories attached to our favorite sugary brands. With that being said, it’s no surprise that the latest dessert trend incorporates cereal, cereal and more cereal. Read on to find out what cereal-based treats you need to add to your repertoire of desserts.
Crunchy, creamy and oh so delicious, cannolis are the delightful Italian pastries of our dreams. Couple this tasty dessert with your favorite marshmallow-filled cereal—of course we mean Lucky Charms—and you’ve got the perfect sugary combination. Not only are these colorful concoctions a sight for sore eyes, but they taste just as good as they look. The pastel colors of the marshmallows make these treats aesthetically pleasing for any baby shower, springtime soirée, birthday bash or holiday party.
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If you’re looking for a tasty treat to satisfy your chocolate craving, look no further because DIY crunch bars are the way to go! DIY crunch bars are the ideal on-the-go desserts because they are perfectly portable and can be thrown in with any bagged lunch to appease your sweet tooth during long days. These Rice Krispies-filled sweets are more than just your average candy bars, they’re a unique dessert that will have your friends and family begging for the recipe. Who knew re-creating such an iconic chocolate bar would be so easy?
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Add some zest to your favorite fruity drink by blending together a Froot Loop fruit smoothie. This recipe can be customized to incorporate all your favorite fruits, juices and yogurts. Grab a glass, a blender and just a few essential ingredients, and you’ll be good to go with this easy three-step recipe. Bonus! This drink can be made in under five minutes, so it’s the ideal cereal-dessert if spending long hours baking doesn’t work with your busy lifestyle.
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Gluten-Free Milk and Cereal Bark
Bark isn’t just for trees and dogs! Gluten-free milk and cereal bark is one of the easiest no-bake desserts and is sure to be a crowd pleaser at any get together. This recipe calls for just three simple ingredients: greek yogurt, dried fruit and Honey Nut Chex cereal. Unlike the other goodies on this list, milk and cereal bark leans on the healthier side (well, as far as desserts go) so you won’t feel as guilty if you find yourself indulging!
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Last but certainly not least, Cinnamon Toast Crunch ice cream cake is a decadent and delicious dessert that is not designed for the faint of heart. This cake is concocted of layers of a cereal-butter mixture, vanilla ice cream and oh so much dulce de leche. While making this recipe may monopolize a large portion of your day (not to mention the 6 hour freeze time), trust us— it’s well worth the work! Loved ones won’t believe that this yummy cake was made at home and not by Duff Goldman himself.
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