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Cereal Candy Recipes

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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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1. Candy Sushi

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(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.

2. Neapolitan Crispy Treats

Neopolitan Crispy Treats
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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.

3. Cinnamon Crunch Truffles

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(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.

4. S'mores Treats

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(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.

5. Rainbow Clusters

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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.

6. Red Velvet Crispy Treats

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(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.

7. 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.

8. Crispy Hazelnut Bark

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.

9. 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!

10. Cheerio Clusters

(C)2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com
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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