Cereal Desserts With No Bowl Required

Add the breakfast staple to cereal dessert recipes to make cute desserts. If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why not celebrate a morning bowl of cereal all day long? All of these recipes take your favorite cereals from breakfast to dessert, so you can indulge in a double-dose to satisfy your cereal cravings once and for all. Grab your favorite box and get started!

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    Cereal Cake

    Is that a bowl of cereal we spy? Close, but not quite—this layered cake is decorated to look just like your favorite bowl of cereal (and has a hint of cereal milk baked inside!) so you can celebrate the most important meal of the day for dessert.

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    Neapolitan Marshmallow Treats

    We've always thought Neapolitan treats could be so much more than just ice cream, and this marshmallow and rice cereal recipe just proved it! Instead of using ice cream to give this dessert its signature flavor, use chocolate rice cereal and strawberry marshmallows to make each layer all its own.

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    Pick-Your-Cereal Milkshakes

    Cereal and milk? Don't mind if we do! Of course, to take this combo from breakfast to dessert, we're going to add in a few scoops of vanilla ice cream and a swirl of whipped cream on top. It's a whole new way to enjoy your favorite cereal!

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    Greek Yogurt and Cornflakes Tart

    We're sure you already know how handy cornflakes can be in the kitchen, but we're guessing you've never tried making a dessert crust with them before. When mixed with melted butter and brown sugar, crushed cornflakes become a quick and easy crust for the creamy Greek yogurt filling.

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    Dessert Pizza with Banana Ice Cream

    Crispy chocolate cereal, smooth banana ice cream, and all of our favorite berries and fruits have us looking forward to dessert even more than usual. Top this gorgeous fruit pizza recipe with all of your favorites, or let everyone at your table design their own slice.

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    4 Ways With Waffle Pops

    This dessert combines two of our breakfast favorites into one: waffles and cereal! Make your waffles just like normal, but turn them into dessert by drizzling each wedge with powdered sugar glaze and your favorite sweet breakfast cereal. Serve on a stick to make this breakfast-turned-dessert treat even more fun.

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    Cocoa-Topped Angel Food Cake

    We always knew chocolate cereal was for more than just breakfast, and this cake recipe proves it. Dress up a packaged angel food cake mix (or your favorite angel food cake recipe) with a generous drizzle of homemade icing and lots of chocolate cereal puffs for a gorgeous breakfast-meets-dessert cake.

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    10 Ways with Marshmallow Treats

    You'll run out of cereal long before you run out ways to dress up these rice cereal marshmallow treats. Choose from 10 different flavor combinations—including birthday cake, pecan pie, and bacon Nutella—and put a whole new twist on this classic cereal dessert.

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    No-Bake White Chocolate-Almond Butter Balls

    We'd never guess there was cereal involved just by looking at these truffles, but each white-chocolate covered sweet is hiding crispy rice cereal inside. If you want to make them look extra fancy, drizzle more white chocolate on top of each ball after the original white chocolate coating sets.

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    Caramel Apple Bars

    These caramel apple cereal bars look just like a slice of pie! We dressed up fan-favorite marshmallow and rice cereal treats with melted caramel and white chocolate to imitate one of our other favorite desserts.

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    Frozen Neapolitans

    Neapolitan ice cream treats are getting their moment in the spotlight! Chocolate rice cereal and toasted almonds form a crispy crust so you can skip the spoon and eat these chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry sweets in just a few bites.

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    Confetti Peanut Butter Munchies

    Adding dried fruit makes this dessert healthy, right? Either way, we feel better about reaching for a second (or third) handful of this peanut butter, chocolate, and corn cereal snack mix when we're also scooping up dried mango and pineapple alongside our sweets.

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    No-Bake Peanut-Apple Balls

    Apple pie, here we come! Okay, these no-bake balls aren't quite the same as a slice of pie, but a hint of apple pie spice mixed with dried apples and rice cereal flakes makes them pretty darn close. Plus, this recipe has the added bonus of being healthier than apple pie, so there's no harm in reaching for seconds.

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    Crunchy Peanut Butter-Coconut Bananas

    If you want to treat yourself in a healthier way, these peanut butter and banana bites are calling your name. To give them just the right balance of sweetness and crunch, sandwich crushed cornflakes and coconut in between each banana slice with a smear of creamy peanut butter.

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    Walnut Butter Fruit Bites

    Homemade walnut butter is a crucial part of this quick dessert recipe, but once you make a batch, you can use it for other recipes too (even just a quick spread on your morning toast!). Trust us, biting into these walnut butter bites with dates and wheat cereal flakes will turn you into an instant walnut butter believer.

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    Maple, Apple, and Date Fruit Crisp

    Making a crunchy fruit crisp topping can be a bit time-consuming, but starting with whole grain cereal flakes makes the process much quicker (and just as tasty!). This recipe is all about maple syrup, apple slices, and dates, but you can experiment with this cereal topping on other fruit crisps as well.

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    Cranberry-Cashew Cluster

    These clusters were made for munching on with a warm mug of hot chocolate. Rice cereal and cashews bring a salty crunch, while vanilla candy coating and a drizzle of chocolate on top amp up the sweetness factor for dessert.

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    Yummy No-Bake Bars

    We love a good no-bake dessert, especially when it comes with a luscious chocolate topping. Use a combination of rice cereal and cornflakes to make the crust, then add two more decadent layers of vanilla pudding and chocolate frosting on top for an ultra-rich dessert that can satisfy the dessert cravings of a whole crowd.

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    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Crispy Treats

    We're usually craving chocolate and peanut butter, so it's always a good idea to keep this satisfying recipe handy. What makes this dessert our go-to? For one thing, you can make it in your slow cooker, and for another, it's the ideal combo of sweet and salty thanks to chocolate rice cereal and roasted peanuts.

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    Cranberry Hearts

    If it weren't for the marshmallows, you might be able to eat this oat cereal treat for breakfast (but we won't tell if you do anyway). With just four ingredients and 20 minutes, these sweet cranberry and cereal hearts are ready to move right onto your dessert plate.

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    Cranberry-Vanilla Cereal Drops

    If you love cranberries in your cereal, why not bring them along for the ride for dessert? This five-ingredient, no-bake dessert recipe is packed with cranberry-vanilla crunch cereal and a handful of extra dried cranberries, so you don't have to feel too guilty about reaching for a marshmallow treat for dessert.

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    Crispy Chocolate

    Want a shortcut for baking chocolate cookies? The secret lies in a box of cake mix! Mix in rice cereal and flaked coconut to make them a little extra crispy and crunchy, and top with coconut-pecan frosting to finish off this one-of-a-kind cookie recipe.

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    Crispy Holiday Treats

    With pistachios and dried cranberries added to the mix, it's no wonder these red and green rice cereal treats are a favorite holiday dessert. But you don't have to limit this recipe to just once a year because of the color palette—we're giving you permission to snack on these bite-sized treats during any season.

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    Must-Try Mexican Desserts

    Craving a way to satisfy your sweet tooth after a taco dinner or fajita feast? Try one of our fan-favorite Mexican dessert recipes, including crispy churros and fruit-stuffed empanadas. Loaded with flavors like cinnamon, caramel, mango, and more, these festive dessert recipes will help any day feel more like a fiesta.
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