15 Recipes Using Breakfast Cereal — Because That Box Isn't Going To Finish Itself

Whether you’re 12 or 112, there’s one thing we can pretty much all agree on: Breakfast cereal (and any recipe using breakfast cereal) is yummy. Not only does it hit your taste buds in a way that only something LOADED with carbohydrates can do, but it also hits you right in the sweet spot where comfort meets nostalgia. We all love cereal so much that we collectively have cupboards upon cupboards full of almost-empty boxes that we just can’t bear to part with…but that’s all about to change! 

For your eating pleasure, I’ve compiled 15 of the most lip-smackingly good recipes that incorporate breakfast cereals in super creative, unexpected ways to help you clean out your cereal cupboard in the most painless, delicious way possible. And trust me: "They're grrrrreat!" Awww, Tony the Tiger would be so proud!

Image: Averie Cooks

Butterscotch Butterfinger Rice Krispies Treats

Nobody’s gonna lay a finger on my Butterscotch Butterfinger Rice Krispies Treats…BECAUSE I’LL HAVE EATEN THEM ALL FIRST. Mmuahhaha!

Image and recipe: Something Swanky

Grape-Nuts Cinnamon Rolls

Everyone’s favorite breakfast dessert — cinnamon rolls — with a crunchy twist courtesy of Grape-Nuts cereal is the dopest new duo in Foodland.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Deep Dish Double Chocolate Golden Grahams Smores Bars

You had me at “deep dish.”

Image and recipe: Averie Cooks

Frosted Flake Funfetti Cookies

Frosted Flakes have met their sweetness soul mate in sprinkle cookies. Soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, they make for a crazy “Funfetti” chewing experience!

Image and recipe: Food Fanatic

Honey Nut Cheerios & Banana Marshmallow Cereal Treats

You wouldn’t think it’d be possible to make Honey Nut Cheerios any better than they already are, but the Brown Eyed Baker does it again!

Image and recipe: Brown Eyed Baker

Froot Loop Cupcakes

If your sweet tooth is really more of a sweet-and-sour tooth, this tangy baking powder dusted yumminess will definitely hit the spot!

Image and recipe: The Crepes of Wrath

Crunchy Chicken Salad with Grape-Nuts and Cranberries

Grape-Nuts may not be the most exciting breakfast cereal, but it is a hell of an ingredient! It’s nutty flavor and grainy texture are the perfect compliment to a fresh chicken salad.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Almond Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Healthier cereal calls for healthier (though no less delicious) treats. 

Image and recipe: Oh She Glows

Corn Flakes French Toast Sticks

The crunch of crushed up Corn Flakes provides the perfect breading for fluffy French toast sticks. Mmm mmm good.

Image and recipe: Damn Delicious

Malibu Rum Froot Loops Treats with White Chocolate and Sprinkles

Froot Loops, Malibu Rum, white chocolate, marshmallows, butter, and sprinkles… Wait a minute, are we trying to put together a dream team of bomb ingredients here? Because MISSION: ACCOMPLISHED — these island bars are pure tropical pleasure, mon!

Image and recipe: Averie Cooks

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bagel Bites

I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is these Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bagel Bites! I mean, c’mon — cream cheese AND Cinnamon Toast Crunch?! That combo could prolly cure cancer.

Image and recipe: Deliciously Yum

Crunchy Oatmeal Pancakes with Grape-Nuts

These extra savory, extra fiber-y pancakes with oatmeal and Grape-Nuts will keep you fueled up and feeling full for hours longer than their fluffy pancake cousins.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

One-Minute Microwave Rice Krispies Treats in a Mug

Only three ingredients, one minute, and a microwave to ultimate comfort food heaven. Plus, built-in portion control. Finally, the answer to world peace. 

Image and recipe: The Comfort of Cooking

Cap’n Crunch Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Marshmallow Frosting

Duncan Hines Yellow Cake + Cap’n Crunch + Peanut Butter + Marshmallow = A Few of My Favorite Things

Image and recipe: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches

Delightfully twee childhood cereal turns into tantalizing food porn with this ice cream sandwich recipe spiked with Lucky Charms. Magically delicious, indeed!

Image and recipe: The Kitchn