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The Best Desserts to Make with Your Favorite Cereal

You won't find Lucky Charms in the baking aisle, but that doesn't mean it's not a great ingredient for your next dessert.

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Puppy Chow

Midwesterners know that no party is complete without a big bowl of puppy chow. This easy treat is ready in just 15 minutes and calls for a mere four ingredients—including Chex cereal. Find more amazing Midwest recipes here.

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No-Bake Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cheesecake BitesCourtesy of Shared Appetite

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

No-Bake Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cheesecake Bites

Blogger Shared Appetite has managed to capture our love of no-bake cheesecakes and combine it with our deep appreciation of cinnamon-flavored cereal. With a Cinnamon Toast Crunch crust and cute little garnish on top, these mini desserts will bring joy to any get-together.

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Golden Grahams

Chocolaty S’mores Bars

Capture the flavor of your favorite summertime treat all year round. These simple bars combine chocolate, marshmallows and Golden Grahams for a s’mores-inspired treat—no messy campfire required. We love these other twists on s’mores, too.

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Fruity Pebbles

Frozen Banana Cereal Pops

We sure hope to find this rainbow cereal in the banana stand! Our no-bake Fruity Pebbles banana pops make a great summer dessert, especially if you’re looking for a fun and healthy option to create with the kids. We tested name-brand vs. generic cereals. Here’s what happened.

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Corn Flakes

Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars

Recreate a Mexican restaurant favorite at home. These delicate ice cream bars are easy to make, and they get that signature “fried” taste from pan-toasted Corn Flakes. Pass the whipped cream, please!

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No-Bake Cereal Bars

Spruce up your cereal bars with a childhood favorite: Cheerios. For extra crunch, add a cup of roasted peanuts to the mix.

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White Chocolate Lucky Charms CookiesCourtesy of The Recipe Rebel

Lucky Charms

White Chocolate Lucky Charms Cookies

There’s nothing more satisfying than a cookie with crunch, so when we spotted this gem from The Recipe Rebel, we knew we had to try it. Combining two of the most sacred ingredients on this earth—white chocolate and Lucky Charms—you hit the ultimate gold mine of flavor.

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Rice Krispies

Chocolate Crunch Brownies

No dessert list is complete without brownies. We love this comforting recipe that combines our favorite things—marshmallow creme, peanut butter, melted chocolate and Rice Krispies.

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Froot Loop Cereal Milk CakeCourtesy of Sweetest Menu

Froot Loops

Froot Loop Cereal Milk Cake

The flavor for this cheerful cake from Sweetest Menu comes from milk that’s been steeped in Froot Loops—a concept inspired by Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar in New York. Check out her jaw-dropping birthday cake recipe here.

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Cap’n Crunch

Browned Butter Cereal Bars

Loaded with white-chocolate covered pretzels, marshmallows, white chocolate chips and a hearty serving of Cap’n Crunch, these browned butter bars leave us drooling every time they pop up.

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Honey banana breadCourtesy of Three Little Ferns

Honey Bunches of Oats

Honey Bunches of Banana Bread

You’ve tried cereal in cookies, bars, and milkshakes—it’s time to start experimenting with bread. Specifically this banana bread recipe from Three Little Ferns, which combines Honey Bunches of Oats with one of our favorite dessert staples.

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Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch

Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

We are seriously here for this unconventional twist on Rice Krispie treats that swaps in Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch. If you’re feeling doubly adventurous, try subbing in Reese’s Pieces instead of M&M’s.

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Kate Ellsworth
Kate is an avid baker, knitter and writer. Her passions include Star Wars, stress baking and—of course—chocolate. When she's not chasing her partner around the house asking him to try her latest recipe, Kate is probably knitting (another) sweater.