Halfway Homemade: Cereal Puffs

Halfway homemade cereal puffsHere's a sort of random dessert idea: cereal puffs. These are delicious and kid friendly. They are super easy to make and only take about 20 minutes. Plus you get to use any kind of cereal you like: Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Frosted Flakes, whatever! 

I got your attention with the cereal, huh? Sugary cereals are the ultimate guilty pleasure food. 🙂Use cereal to make this easy dessertThis dessert is inspired by the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook. I love how Christina Tosi will incorporate crushed cereal or cereal milk (it's exactly what it sounds like, yes!) into many of her dessert recipes. Yummy and whimsical, love it!Ingredients for cereal puffsCereal Puffs, makes 6-7.

puff pastry (you can see the kind I used above)
1 cup crushed cereal, I used fruity Cheerios (if want them crushed really fine use a food processor)
1 egg

If your puff pastry comes frozen (most do), allow it to thaw before use. I usually put mine in the refrigerator the night before I plan to use it. Use a cookie cutter to cut out cute shapes from the dough. Brush a little whisked egg over the top of the dough. Press the cutout, egg wash side down, into the crushed cereal and place on a prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 15-18 minutes until golden brown on the edges.Make your own cereal puffsTo serve make a small batch of fresh whipped cream and slice up some fresh fruit. I like to pull the puffs in half (this is easy to do once baked, because they will have puffed up so much) and create a small tower of: bottom half of the puff, fruit, whipped cream, top half of the puff and a little more whipped cream.Kid friendly dessert ideasCute, random, delicious and easy. Make a batch of these for the next shower or brunch you host. Guests will love it. 🙂 Enjoy! xo. Emma

P.S. Want more easy dessert ideas? Try homemade funnel cakes, Nutella Truffles or homemade cake pops.

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  • are you joking me right now?! LOVE THIS IDEA!


  • i can’t even handle the amount of cuteness that’s going on!!


  • The phrase “a whole new world” comes to mind. Can’t wait to try it, thanks!

    xo Melanie

  • I think is BRILLIANT! I want to try it with all kinds of cereal… maybe use Cocoa Puffs and spice up the whipped cream with a little cayenne for a spicy chocolate dessert 🙂

  • This looks amazing!

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  • This sounds SO tasty! What a yummy easy idea!




  • Mmmm. Such a good idea!



  • Oh that looks yummy! Love the photos!


  • This looks so fun, especially for the little ones!


  • *foodgasm* Amazing recipe, as per!


  • Yummy!! Perfect quick dessert!

    Lulu xx


  • Oh these look too good!! My husband would love this with some fruity pebbles.

  • Cool idea, I understand you can do a lot with puff pastry. I think I’ll pick some up on my next trip to the store.

  • wow this looks yummy..

    xo janika

  • yummy! this looks so good and easy to make
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  • I need to try this!! Looks so tastyyyy!! Its the perfect gift for my bf ^^


  • Hm. These are interesting! I’ll eat just about anything if its in the shape of a heart, haha.

    xx Ashleigh


  • looks so special meal.

  • I like the description “Cute, random, delicious and easy.” 🙂


  • These “halfway homemade” posts are perfect for a gal like me who doesn’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen! Thanks for sharing this creative and easy recipe!


  • Neat idea! I’d love to try out lucky charms or corn pops! Those are my favorite sugary cereals.

  • What?!? Amazing! Who doesn’t love cereal? And since it’s cereal, I can eat it for breakfast, right? 🙂

  • Omg, everything you cook is so delicious, I wish I could try everything!!

  • This looks so yummy. I love love love strawberries and can’t wait until they are ripe here! 🙂

  • Such a cute idea! Love the idea of using a heart shape as well.


  • How brilliant is this??!! I have a toddler (and husband honestly) that would LOVE having this for breakfast. 🙂

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