Cereal Candy Recipes

Cereal isn't just for breakfast anymore. The crunchy, light texture of many breakfast cereals is the perfect addition to many candies. This list of cereal candy recipes uses cereals as varied as rice crispies, cornflakes, and shredded wheat. So next time you want candy with plenty of flavor and crunch, pull the cereal from your cupboard and start cooking.

  • 01 of 08

    Candy Sushi

    Candy Sushi

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    This candy sushi recipe makes adorable sushi look-alikes from Rice Krispies, gummy worms, and other premade candies. This kid-friendly candy also pleases adults and would make a great ending to a roll-your-own sushi party.

  • 02 of 08

    Apple Cinnamon Crunch Truffles

    apple cider truffles

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    Apple cinnamon crunch truffles are creamy white chocolate truffles with a robust cinnamon flavor and a coating of crunchy cinnamon cereal. You can customize this however you want, depending on your preference of milk and dark chocolate. These are also terrific to use as decoration on a cake.

  • 03 of 08

    S'mores Treats

    S'mores Rice Krispie Treats

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    S'mores treats are a fun, kid-friendly twist on rice crispy treats. Graham cereal, marshmallows, and plenty of chocolate chips are mixed in these easy bars for a delicious s'mores taste—no campfire required.

  • 04 of 08

    Red Velvet Crispy Treats

    Red velvet crispy treats

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    If you like regular rice crispy treats, you will love this cake-flavored version. Real red velvet cake mix is added to rice crispy treats to produce a chewy, crispy candy loaded with red velvet taste. Add a drizzle of white chocolate to complete the comparison.

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  • 05 of 08

    Cheerio Clusters

    Cheerio Clusters

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    Cheerio clusters have an intense chocolate flavor due to the combination of three different chocolates. The cereal and nuts give the candy a light, wholesome crunch. Put your own spin on them by adding different kinds of nuts or dried fruits.

  • 06 of 08

    Caramel Chex Mix

    Chex mix can be sweetened with caramel
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    This recipe for caramel Chex Mix features cereal, nuts, and pretzels covered with a sweet and crunchy baked caramel coating. The flavor is similar to caramel popcorn, but the variety of salty, crispy goodies makes each bite deliciously different.

  • 07 of 08

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    Chocolate peanut butter crunch bars are a layered candy featuring a crispy chocolate base, a stripe of peanut butter fudge, a layer of chocolate-peanut fudge, and a smooth chocolate icing on top. The contrasts in taste and texture between the crispy chocolate and the smooth peanut butter fudge ensure that these small squares deliver big flavor.

  • 08 of 08

    Almond Special K Bars

    Special kay bars

    The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

    These easy bar candies are made with almond butter and Special K cereal, for a crunchy, chewy, nutty treat. You can substitute other kinds of nut butter in place of the almond butter, or try adding a handful of chopped nuts to the cereal mixture to boost the nut flavor.