20 fun recipes that use cereal
Transform your favourite cereal into a fun bake with our simple recipes. We cover chocolate cornflake cakes, chewy cereal bars, crunchy Easter nests and more.
Who says cereal is just for breakfast? Now you can eat your favourite cereal whatever time of day with the help of our fun and easy recipes. Our creative bakes are brimming with cornflakes, puffed rice, fruit and fibre and crunchy granola, with most only requiring a handful of accessible storecupboard ingredients. Ready in under 30 minutes, they're perfect for last-minute baking with kids, too.
Adults needn't miss out though – you too can turn your favourite cereal into a delicious dessert such as our cornflake tart, cereal bar and crunchy bran pot. Kids will also love spending time in the kitchen with more of our easy bakes for kids, from pretty iced biscuits to cute cupcakes and cookies.
20 fun recipes that use cereal
Cornflakes are the star ingredient in this simple tart. With a pastry case and jam base, it's a showstopper which uses up everyday storecupboard ingredients. Plus, it's even more delicious served with creamy custard.
Try this fabulously easy family dessert, then take a look at more easy sweet tart recipes to make over the weekend.
Everyone knows and love chocolate cornflake cakes, and the great news is you only need four key ingredients to whip them up. Ready in just 15 minutes, they're are a classic no-bake which the whole family can get involved in, whatever their age.
Make brilliant use of shredded wheat with these simple Easter treats. These deliciously chocolatey nests are perfect for getting kids involved, with just three ingredients needed.
Rice crispy cakes are a kids' classic and for good reason. Decorate with your choice of sweets, nuts or dried fruit, put the kettle on and share among the family for a lovely mid-afternoon treat.
Kids can help out to make these chewy, crisp star lollies, made with puffed rice cereal, white chocolate and marshmallows. If you're making ahead for a birthday or celebration, any off-cuts can be chilled and used as crunchy sprinkles for ice cream sundaes.
Take your love of rice puffs further by adding them into the batter in these butterscotch chocolate chip biscuits. They provide a good crispy and crunchy texture, with a soft and chewy inside. Perfect when paired with a cuppa.
You wouldn't believe these moreish milk ice lollies are flavoured with honey nut cornflakes. Made with just three ingredients, they make a fun summer kitchen activity that'll go down a treat with kids.
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Top these moreish individual pudding pots with cornflakes for a golden sweet crunch. They're ready in under 30 minutes, plus the smooth apple sauce is a real winner.
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Packed with puffed brown rice, chewy figs, prunes and seeds, these nutritious cereal bars are perfect for your next post-workout snack. They're gluten-free and easy to prepare with no baking involved, too.
You only need 10 minutes to throw together this healthy bran pot, layering fruit and fibre cereal with melon and mixed seeds. It's great for a filling breakfast but can also makes a mid-afternoon hunger booster. It makes a nice change from your go-to cereal with milk, too.
12. Syrup crunchies
Mix porridge oats with cornflakes to make these sweet and crunchy biscuits – kids will love crunching the cornflakes up and rolling the mixture into balls. If you don't have cornflakes, feel free to substitute with another cereal.
Baked pears are topped with a crunchy cornflake mixture to make this simple but satisfying dessert. Serve with plain yogurt for a quick midweek treat for all the family.
Need more easy dessert recipes to use up pears? Try our elegant pear desserts for your next dinner party pud.
A caramel nut topping made of cornflakes makes this a sticky toffee pud with a difference. Try it next time you're looking for a comforting pud to impress family and friends.
15. St Clement’s pie
Cornflakes and digestive biscuits form the base of this British version of Key lime pie, topped with a zesty and creamy filling.
Switch up your summer snacking with these moreish tropical lollies, topped with crunchy granola and rich dark chocolate for a sweet crunch. They feel like a treat while counting as one of your five-a-day.
Apples are filled with crunchy granola mixture in this last-minute winter pud. It makes a great budget-friendly option and tastes delicious served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
18. Sunshine burgers
Take your love for cornflakes to the next level with these simple sunshine beef burgers. Served with lettuce, tomato slices and ketchup, it's a great recipe for kids to follow.
Keep the kids happy with these crunchy fish goujons. The best part? The fish strips are dipped in crunchy cornflakes, then cooked until crisp and golden.
These salmon nuggets are made extra crunchy thanks to a crispy cornflake crumb. It's an easy dish to put together on a school night, and is brilliant for getting little ones to eat more fresh fish.
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