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So you have a box of cereal. What can you do with it?

So you have a box of cereal lying around but are tired of dunking its contents into a pool of milk.

We’ve been there, and we feel you.

For the longest of time, apart from cereal and milk, the only third party we ever invited to our cereal munching time, was banana, peanut butter, strawberry, and nuts at best and orange juice at worst (seriously, who does that?). So if you’re currently in the search for what to do with a box of cereal you’ve left untouched in the pantry, here we’ve curated a few flavoursome dessert recipes using cereal to make sure you have treats on hand at home 24/7.

[Featured image credit: Unsplash/Peter Lewicki; hero image credit: Unsplash/Haley Owens]

Cereal Milk by Christina Tosi

For cereal enthusiasts, you haven’t truly lived until you have cereal milk. Whilst plant-based milk from oats and almonds were being highly demanded by the consumer market, the American- native dessert queen herself, Christina Tosi, came up with the world-famous cereal milk which became the next big thing in the dessert world. Similar to how you would make any nut milk, simply seep toasted cereal of your liking in milk with just a bit of sugar and salt and voila — you’ve got yourself a cup of cereal milk.

Tasty’s Collection of Cereal Desserts

For those who love Rice Krispies Treats, this video will show you how to take the classic version to a whole ‘nother level. Chocolate fanatics will definitely fall for the last dish of chocolate cheesecake with rice cereal crust.

10 Delicious Ways to Eat Cereal for Dessert

Apart from turning cereal into Rice Krispies Treats, here are 10 creative ways to transform cereal of all colours and forms into something more useful than just being an unproductive breakfast or snack. You could use cereal as cake decorations or crush it to make a crispy crust to make fried ice cream.

No-Bake Granola Bars

Granola makes a decent snack as well as a decent meal on the go. And for those who always looking for shortcuts in the kitchen, these no-bake granola bars require neither much of your time nor efforts. You can also substitute the rice cereal with any types of cereal you love such as Koko Krunch and Honey Stars.

No-Bake Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake

Fruity Pebble cereal is a thing of beauty. And if you’re wondering of a way to make it stand out and more stellar, this No-Bake Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake should be your go-to. It showcases the cereal’s rainbow shades and the cheesecake gives it a tangy contrast to cut through the sweetness.

Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix

For those who love umami-packed snacks with a supreme crunch and hit-the-spot saltiness, Chex Mix is a true revolution in the world of cereal evolution. And since you can’t find it here in Thailand, making it yourself is actually not a tough task. This cheesy ranch version is packed with drool-inducing cheesiness and can make use of other snacks like mini pretzels and Goldfish crackers which will not otherwise be used in a lot of dishes apart from being a snack or a mere beer-accompany bite.

Puppy Chow

Puppy Chow – and we kid you not now – is one of the top-best things the dessert world has to offer. It starts with three toothsome ingredients, peanut butter, semi-sweet chocolate chips, Rice Chex Cereal, and then ends the whole thing with a blast of icing sugar to cover every bit of the cereal, keeping the chocolate and PB mixture a surprise when you dive right in.

So you have a box of cereal. What can you do with it?

Kankanit Wichiantanon

Writer, Bangkok

Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.


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