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 a candy with plenty of flavor and crunch, pull the cereal from your cupboard and start cooking!

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    Candy Sushi Photo
    (c) 2010 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    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.
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    Neopolitan Crispy Treats
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Neapolitan Crispy Treats are tri-layered candies featuring strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla layers, each with a distinct taste and texture. The crispy rice bottom layer is flavored with white chocolate, the middle layer consists of strawberry marshmallows, and the topping is smooth semi-sweet chocolate ganache.
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    Cinnamon Crunch Truffles photo
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Cinnamon Crunch Truffles are creamy white chocolate truffles with a robust cinnamon flavor and a coating of crunchy cinnamon cereal.
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    S'mores Treats photo
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    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.
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    Rainbow Clusters photo
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Rainbow Clusters are fun, eye-catching, and oh so easy! White chocolate is mixed with multicolored fruity rice crispy cereal in this quick, kid-pleasing candy.
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    Red Velvet Crispy Treats photo
    (c) 2013 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    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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    Granola Bar Candy

    Granola Candy Bars
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Granola Bar Candy is an easy microwave candy recipe that tastes like a granola bar. Wholesome oats combine with sweet brown sugar, honey, nuts, and dried fruit to produce a delicious chewy treat that is healthier than typical candies.
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    Crispy Hazelnut Bark
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Hazelnut-flavored chocolate, crisped rice, and toasted hazelnut pieces combine to form a deliciously crunchy chocolate bark that tastes like a gourmet candy bar.
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    Granola Chocolate Bark

    Granola Chocolate Bark
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    This Granola Bark is packed with nuts, dried fruit, and clumps of granola. Each bite is a riot of textures and flavors, and because you can swap in any fruit or nuts you like, every batch can taste completely different!
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    Cheerio Clusters
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau
    Cheerio Clusters have an intense chocolate flavor due to the combination of 3 different chocolates. The cereal and nuts give the candy a light, wholesome crunch.
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    Crispy Almond Clusters
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Toasted glazed almonds combines with crispy cereal and decadent chocolate in these easy, delicious candies. The caramelized almonds elevate the taste of these clusters, and give them a deep, rich flavor that pairs well with semi-sweet chocolate.
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    Rice Crispy Petit Fours
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Rice Crispy Petit Fours are bite-sized Rice Crispy treats, dipped in chocolate and elegantly decorated with candy. You won’t believe how simple it is to turn these childhood favorites into a gourmet dessert!
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    Nutty Chocolate Chex
    (c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Nutty Chocolate Chex is a cereal candy coated with chewy peanut taffy and dusted with cocoa powder. The results are crunchy, chewy, nutty, bittersweet…and quite impossible to put down.
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    Special K bars
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    These easy bar candies are made with almond butter and Special K cereal, for a crunchy, chewy, nutty treat. You can substitute other nut butters in place of the almond butter, or try adding a handful of chopped nuts to the cereal mixture to boost the nut flavor.
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    Crunchy Cereal Drops
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau
    This is an easy drop candy recipe featuring puffed wheat cereal, nuts, marshmallows, and chocolate. Crunchy Cereal Drops are quick and easy enough for kids to make.
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    caramel chex mix
    (c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    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.
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    Crispy Coconut Balls

    Crispy Coconut Balls
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    These easy candies have only three ingredients: chocolate, coconut, and crisped rice cereal. The cereal gives them a great crunch, while the coconut provides a nice chewy texture and tropical flavor.
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    Nutella Bars
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Hazelnuts and chocolate combine in these decadent Nutella bars. A crispy cereal crust is topped with a layer of rich Nutella and chocolate, studded with hazelnuts and scented with orange zest. A glossy chocolate icing completes these gourmet bar candies.
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    Crunchy Fudge Slices
    (c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Slices of chocolate fudge are studded with peanuts and two types of crunchy cereal in this unusual fudge recipe. I like the unusual presentation and the crispy, fudgy texture.
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    Crispy Peanut Butter Bars

    peanut butter bars
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    These delicious bars are easy to prepare, and taste great! These chewy, salty-sweet treats resemble rice crispy bars, with peanut butter and cornflakes instead.
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    Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    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.
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    Candy Pizza
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    This candy pizza recipe is easy and fun for kids to make, and tastes as great as it looks! Chocolate is mixed with mini marshmallows and crispy cereal to form a chewy, crunchy, chocolatey crust, and is topped with candied fruit or candies, coconut, and drizzles of white chocolate.
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    Christmas Tree Rice Crispies

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     Christmas Tree Rice Crispies are an easy, kid-friendly Christmas candy recipe! It only takes some green food coloring and creative shaping to turn regular rice crispy treats into miniature Christmas trees!

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    Candy Cane Puppy Chow

    Candy Cane Puppy Chow
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

     This Candy Cane Puppy Chow recipe is a fun Christmas twist on the popular cereal snack mix known as puppy chow or muddy buddies. Rice or Corn Chex, or similar cereal, is coated in white chocolate, tossed with candy canes, and then covered with a dusting of powdered sugar.