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Surprising Uses for Cereal

Crunchy Chicken fingers

Marty Baldwin

This classic kid-favorite gets a mini makeover. The cornflakes add crunch to these chicken fingers without having to fry them.

Italian Parmesan Chicken

Your family will flip for this simple, 7-ingredient supper.

Bran Baked Fish

No more frozen fish sticks! This bran-coated fillet will have diners clamoring for seconds.

Mini Rice Treats

Monica Buck

A mini version of everyone's favorite 3-ingredient treat is guaranteed to please.

Jumbo Devil?s Food Cookies

Rice cereal gives these soft chocolate cookies just the right amount of crunch.

Wake-up Breakfast Bars

Alexandra Grablewski

Peanut butter, bran cereal, and dried cranberries make for a breakfast bar that's nutritious and sweet.

Sweet-Potato Crunch

Alexander Rowley

Cornflakes add the crunch in this aptly-named dish.

Turkey-Apple Salad

Dress up this anytime turkey and apple salad with crunchy glazed cereal clusters.

No-Bake Peach Crisp

Paula Hible

Even the kids can make this no-bake dessert. Just put canned peaches in a dish and top with granola and yogurt.



  • Use ground cereal crumbs in place of graham cracker crumbs as the base for a delectable pie crust.
  • Add a nutritional kick to burgers and meatballs by mixing All-Bran cereal in with the meat.
  • Snap, Crackle and Pop may have been the first to star in the much-loved marshmallow treats, but don't forget about Corn Pops, Fruit Loops, and Apple Jacks. These kid-pleasing cereals make colorful and delicious squares when swapped in for Rice Krispies.
  • Mix your favorite cereal with nuts and dried fruits for a simple, homemade trail mix.

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