7/29/13

Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Cereal




"Who ate all the marshmallows?!" This was a common interrogation in my household growing up, as we were avid Lucky Charms snackers. I was known for rummaging through the cereal box to my heart's content- meaning I had picked out all of the heart shaped marshmallows… then the stars, (cue theme song in your head), horseshoes, clovers and blue moons! And I didn't stop until I had munched down every last pot of gold, rainbow, and even the red balloons.

How many times have you gone to pour a bowl of colorful marshmallow puffs only to find plain old oat bits were all that remained? No one wants boring oat pieces. They're not flavorful. They're not fun, sweet and delicious.

Or so I thought... until I tried this recipe.

It's all the healthy, whole grain goodness of oat cereal, but in an unbelievably creamy, melt-in-your-mouth, peanut butter, chocolate- coconuty kind of way. Forget the marshmallows!

Keep reading for the recipe!


Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Cereal 
Adapted from The Gentle Mom

3/4 cups Wild Friends Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter
8 oz semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chopped
1 Tablespoon coconut oil, plus extra for greasing the dish
6 cups whole grain oat cereal

In a large pot over medium heat, melt together the chocolate, coconut oil, and chocolate coconut peanut butter. Remove from heat and stir in the cereal until well combined.

Press the mixture into a greased 9x13 casserole dish. Cover tightly with tin foil and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Remove from refrigerator and score into 12 equal portions. 

To serve, place one or two cereal squares in a deep bowl.  Break them into large chunks with your spoon, then top with your favorite milk or milk substitute.

Store uneaten cereal in the refrigerator.



If you're anything like me, cereal brings out the kid in you and you'll find yourself repeatedly sneaking to the dish to pluck out hunks of this creamy, crunchy (yeah, you really can have both in one!) chocolate coconut peanut butter cereal before anyone has a chance to ask, "Hey, who ate all the oats?"

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