11 Recipes That Take Cereal Beyond the Bowl

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11 Recipes That Take Cereal Beyond the Bowl

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September 1 2021


About 85% of American eat cold cereal each year, with more than 2 in 5 eating it as a snack. That's almost 122 million people reaching for the cereal box for a quick bite! So we figured we'd come up with some fun ways to dress up that cereal with these snack recipes. Find even more on the digital edition of Hy-Vee Seasons magazine!

P.S. When you buy a box of Hy-Vee One Step cereal, you help families struggling with food insecurity. Since the One Step program began, more than 364,000 meals have been distributed to families in need.

  1. Birthday Cake Cereal Clusters

    This snack is perfect for a kid's birthday party, and you can get creative with the colors and sprinkles you choose.

  2. Raisin Bran Blueberry Yogurt Bark

    Add a bit of crunchy fiber to your yogurt snack.

  3. Mexican Hot Chocolate Crunch Cookies

    Chocolate puffed rice cereal transforms into cookies and gets dipped in melted white chocolate. Yum!

  4. Rainbow Chow

    Use strawberry, orange, berry blue, grape, lime, and lemon flavors of gelatin to create the colors of the rainbow in this chow recipe.

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  5. Cereal Milk Pops

    These almost look too cute to eat. For chocolate lovers, use Chocolate Lucky Charms cereal for the same magical marshmallows, but with a sweet chocolatey crunch.

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  6. Strawberry-Apple Granola Salad

    Switch out those croutons for Hy-Vee One Step granola cereal.

  7. Air-Fried Buffalo Chicken Tenders

    Besides cereal, these tenders feature a crowd favorite: Frank's RedHot sauce.

  8. Cereal Snack Bars

    Use three different cereals for the most spectacular blend of snack flavors.

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  9. Crunchy Cereal Shakes

    Customize your shake based on your favorite cereal!

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  10. Iced Oat Milk Cereal Latte

    Combine a few morning favorites into one eye-opening drink.

  11. Fruity Tooty Milkshake

    No judgment if you have this one for breakfast.

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