10 Creative Recipes That Start With Cereal

cereal breakfast bowl
Nadine Greeff / Stocksy United

Cereal isn't just for breakfast, but can be an easy and delicious ingredient in any number of fun recipes! From sweet to savory and morning to night, these recipes prove the versatility of all of your favorite cereals. These recipes are low hassle, low cost, and healthy alternatives to your kids' sugary favorites. Think outside the cereal box and spruce up your snacking!

  • 01 of 10

    Cereal "Cookie" Ice Cream Sandwiches

    The Spruce

    Ice cream sandwich recipes are all the rage right now and people are getting crazy creative with extreme flavors like pina colada. For a fun cereal twist, try this cereal "cookie" ice cream sandwich. Two cereal cookie patties plus a scoop of your favorite ice cream makes for a delicious after school snack or dessert.

  • 02 of 10

    Healthy Milk and Cereal Breakfast Bars

    Leah Maroney

    You can find popular brand milk and cereal bars in any grocery store, but how healthy are they really? If you're looking for an easy grab-and-go breakfast snack without the added sugar, homemade delicious healthy milk and cereal breakfast bars are a great alternative that your kids will be sure to love.

  • 03 of 10

    Date Skillet Cookies With Crispy Rice Cereal and Coconut

    Diana Rattray

    Dates are a sneaky and underused way to get your kids eating healthy. Smooth, sweet, and delicious, the date skillet cookies with crispy rice and coconut are a great snack for the whole family as well as being rich in protein and vitamins! Make ahead over the weekend for easy snacking all week long.

  • 04 of 10

    Unicorn Rice Krispies Treats

    Unicorn Rice Krispies Treats

    The Spruce Eats / Pete Scherer 

    Unicorn Rice Krispies treats are as easy and yummy as the original recipe, they're just dressed up. On top of the cereal and marshmallow bars, you'll add melted white chocolate that's dyed in a rainbow of colors. Get creative with the frosting, and don't forget the sprinkles!

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  • 05 of 10

    Cornflake Cookies

    Cornflake Cookies

     Kristina Vanni

    With only three ingredients, these cookies come together very quickly. Cornflakes are combined with melted peanut butter and butterscotch chips, formed into mounds, and refrigerated until set. Perfect to put in the lunchbox, or with a glass of milk as an afternoon snack.

  • 06 of 10

    Frozen Fruit and Cereal Muffin Tin Bites

    The Spruce

    A cute and portable breakfast that's completely oven-free. For a delicious afternoon treat or maybe something to send to school in the lunchbox as a sweet surprise, these yogurt muffin tin bites with frozen fruit and cereal are sure to please.

  • 07 of 10

    S'mores Treats Candy and Cereal Bites

    The Spruce

    Get the amazing taste of s'mores without the mess or the prep! When you can't break out the bonfire, enjoy s'mores all year round with this easy cereal-based treat. Any graham cereal will do, but we suggest Golden Grahams for maximum flavor.

  • 08 of 10

    Cornflake Crusted Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Crisco 1492 / Wikimedia Commons

    We bet you knew that cereal was good for any meal, but not like this! Whip up a fancy and low-calorie chicken cordon bleu with an easy and cheap crispy cornflake crust any night of the week. Pair with something like zucchini or summer squash and you've got yourself a fantastic and fancy meal.

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  • 09 of 10

    Ranger Cookies With Oats, Coconut, and Corn Flakes

    Ranger cookies recipes

    The Spruce

    What's a ranger cookie? A hearty treat made with crispy cereal and oatmeal popularized in the early half of the 20th century. This recipe uses oats, coconut, and corn flakes for a flavorful cookie that's low on sugar and washes down with a glass of milk.

  • 10 of 10

    Chocolate Cheerio Clusters

    Elizabeth LaBau

    This recipe is made up of only three ingredients, but we recommend combining three different types of chocolate for maximum taste. Peanuts, chocolate, and, most importantly, cheerios combine in a delicious cluster for an excellent afternoon snack.