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These Truffles Are the Best Way to Eat Your Favorite Childhood Cereals

Eating cereal out of a bowl is a thing of the past. This year for National Cereal Day we decided to dessert-ify our breakfast and crush up our favorite childhood carbs into decadent truffles. Nothing says breakfast quite like melted chocolate and Lucky Charms marshmallows, so try these 4 flavor combos and ditch the milk.


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Photo and GIFs by Max Bartick

Cookie Crisp Truffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

2 cups crushed Cookie Crisp

8-oz. cream cheese, softened

1 bag milk chocolate chips

2 teaspoons coconut oil

10 Cookie Crisp pieces (for garnish)

Directions:

1.   Crush enough Cookie Crisp cereal to measure out 2 cups.Cookie-photo 2.   In a medium bowl, mix together crushed cereal, 1/3 cup chocolate chips and softened cream cheese until well combined into a dough.

3.   Roll into 2 tablespoon-sized balls. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.

4.   Melt remaining chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing in between, until smooth.

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5.   Remove balls from the freezer and coat in melted chocolate. Place back on the lined sheet.

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6.   Top each truffle with one piece of cereal.

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7.   Let set for 15 minutes. Coooooooooookie Crisp.


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Reese’s Puffs Truffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

2 cups crushed Reese’s Puffs

4-oz. softened cream cheese

½ cup peanut butter

1 bag dark chocolate chips

2 teaspoons coconut oil

Directions:

1.   Crush enough Reese’s Puffs cereal to measure out 2 cups.

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2.   In a medium bowl, combine crushed cereal with 1/4 cup peanut butter and 4-oz. softened cream cheese.

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3.   Roll into 2 tablespoon-sized balls. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.

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4.   Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing in between, until smooth.

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5.   Remove balls from the freezer and coat in melted chocolate. Place back on the lined sheet.

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6.   Melt the remaining peanut butter in the microwave until smooth, about 30 seconds

7.   Place the peanut butter into a ziplock sandwich bag, snip off the tip of one corner with a scissors, and pipe across each truffle.

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8.   Freeze for 15 minutes or until hard.

9.   Enjoy that chocolate peanut butter-y goodness.


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Photo and GIFs by Max Bartick

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Truffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

2 1/8 cups crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch

8-oz. softened cream cheese

1 bag white chocolate chips

2 teaspoons coconut oil

Directions:

1.   Crush enough Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal to measure out 2¼ cups.

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2.   In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups crushed cereal with 8-oz. softened cream cheese.

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3.   Roll into 2 tablespoon-sized balls. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.

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4.   Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing in between, until smooth.

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5.   Remove balls from the freezer and coat in melted chocolate. Place back on the lined sheet.

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6.   Top with the remaining crushed cereal and set for 15 minutes until hardened.

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7.   Crave those crazy squares.


Photo and GIFs by Max Bartick

Lucky Charms Truffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

2 cups crushed Lucky Charms cereal

1/8 cup crushed Lucky Charms marshmallows

8-oz. softened cream cheese

1 bag white chocolate chips

4-7 drops green food coloring

2 teaspoons coconut oil

Directions:

1.   Crush enough Lucky Charms cereal to measure out 2 cups.

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2.   In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups crushed cereal with 8-oz. softened cream cheese.

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3.   Roll into 2 tablespoon-sized balls. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.

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4.   Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing in between, until smooth.

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5.   Add 4-7 drops of green food coloring and mix until you reach your desired color.

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6.   Remove balls from the freezer and coat in melted chocolate. Place back on the lined sheet.

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7.   Top each truffle with crushed marshmallows and let set for 15 minutes until chocolate hardens.

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8.   Hot damn.

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R2-D2 And Other Droids Are Now Hiding Inside Your Favorite Cereal

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It’s probably been a while since you’ve poured out the entire box of cereal, looking for that deeply-hidden prize, but General Mills is giving you reason to re-live that part of your childhood.

Inside the boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Mini Trix, Reese’s Puffs, Honey Nut Cheerios, and Walmart-exclusive packages of Cookie Crisp, will be a series of Star Wars ‘Droid Viewers.’

The little droid toys consist of some of your droid characters such as BB-8 (And an exclusive BB-8 found only at Target), C-3PO and R2-D2. Each one will contain a Star Wars picture inside for you to view.

If that’s not enough awesomeness, the cereal boxes will also be transformed to fit the Star Wars theme.

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So if you want to feel like a kid again, this is the perfect excuse to go HAM on some cereal.

h/t thatsnerdalicious

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Cookieception — Cookie Crisp Cereal in a Cookie Dough Bowl

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Recipe: Vulgar Chef