Okay, okay, I may have lost my mind with cereal goodies the past couple of weeks. We have a family member who has kindly been picking up cereal in the states for us. So, thanks to Tricia, this weekend is all about cereal desserts. I may have lost my mind. Which is nothing new really.
The funny thing is I don’t even like cereal!
But I love baking with it!
Yup, it’s a mystery!
Just like me !!!
So this is for Tricia, who supplies me with lovely cereal and Wild Cherry Pepsi!
- FOR THE KRISPIES:
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 400 gram bag of marshmallows
- 1 box (11z/311g) of Cocoa Pebbles cereal
- FOR THE TOPPING:
- 1 cup of nutella
- 1 cup of milk chocolate, chopped up
- 2 tablespoons butter
- FOR THE KRISPIES:
- In a LARGE microwaveable bowl, combine butter and marshmallows and cook for about 3 minutes. Check it every 60 seconds or so. Every microwave is a bit different.
- Remove and stir until smooth.
- Pour in cereal.
- Mix until well combined.
- Pour into a well-greased or parchment lined pan.
- Smooth out with a spoon. Good tip here is to spray you spoon with non stick spray. That way you can smooth the krispies without it sticking the spoon. It’s a cool trick I use all the time.
- Set aside.
- FOR THE TOPPING:
- Combine all the ingredients in a glass microwavable bowl.
- Pop it in the microwave and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, checking it every 15 to 30 seconds.
- Stir until smooth.
- Pour over top of the krispies.
- Let cool a tiny bit.
- Then toss some cute little sprinkles over top.
- Serve with a big old “this is how we Lunatics eat cereal” smile!
The frosting/topping recipe is from Hidden Ponies. She guest posted for me last month and shared her Nutella Rice Krispie Squares. So I suppose we can blame Anna for my new obsession with cereal treats. Thanks Anna! I had never tried topping mine like she did so I just had to give it a whirl. Totally worth it! I have no idea why anyone does them without a topping on them to be quite honest. You should be ashamed of yourselves if you’re not topping them with delicious goodness. Okay so I’ve done it myself. Remember these bad boys.
Ya, notice the nice big lettering across that photo. Take that photo thieves! This photo ended up all over the internet. While I love being all over the internet, I don’t really care for other people claiming the photo was theirs. I’m all for sharing the love but seriously post the link to the recipe with the photo. I found tons with the recipe and photo and no link back. Very frustrating. If you blog protect your work folks. It won’t prevent people from stealing your work, but it’s a good deterrent at least. So is carrying firearms. I am now packing heat. Okay, that’s a lie. But I may consider it if the Trix Incident of 2012 happens again. Okay…rant over. Here’s some more sugar to smooth over your nerves.
Okay so I actually have a couple more cereal packed recipes for you this weekend. I sure hope you like them. I promise next week I’ll try to post a salad, maybe two for good measure. I just got carried away experimenting. You remember the popcorn incident and the turtles obsession. I mean seriously they both have their own sub-category in my index. Go look for yourself. If you hover over desserts you will see turtle as a sub-category all by itself. And if you hover over snacks you will find popcorn also has its own sub-category. But this is coming from the lady who has ice cream in a category all by itself too. Clearly I have issues. They all seem to be about sugar. I’m not sure what that says about me. But then I’m lucky enough not to care, so there you go.
So take a bite out of life this weekend. Enjoy yourselves, let your hair down a little. And make these yummy Cocoa Pebble Krispies. You will thank me on Monday, I promise.
There is a similar recipe on the back of the box of cereal. No topping but hey, feel free to be rebellious. I kept the box so I wouldn’t forget the size of it for the recipe. I also kept the marshmallow bag. Apparently I’m convinced I’m going senile and I’m trying to protect myself so I’m not committed or something. Anyhow, while I was perusing the box, *and possibly shaking it to see if there were any leftover bits to munch on while typing this* I found a cool website on the back It’s called wilmasrecipes.com. Ya, so I’m pretty sure I’m going to spending next weekend baking more cereal goodies so I’m gonna need bigger pants and I’m gonna need wider doorways. Thanks Wilma. Yabba Dabba Do, I’m never leaving the house again. Except to buy more cereal!
Toodles and smoochies! xx