Gingerbread cereal treats
Updated: Apr 13, 2021
Who said that you cannot make gingerbread men with cereal?
I most certainly didn't since I made these gingerbread cereal treats that totally taste like gingerbread cookies! 🤩🤩🤩
They are chewy but crunchy and super delicious at the same time. I loved it.
Check out the recipe below if you want to make them too! (I adapted this recipe from here)
--- CEREAL TREATS ---
150g Tahini or almond butter *
100g honey or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
--- TOPPINGS ---
Cover with parchment paper a small rectangular pan (16cm x 12cm or bigger) and set aside.
In a big bowl add your cereal mixture, mix with a spoon and set aside.
In a tiny bowl combine your spices, mix with a spoon and set aside.
In a small pot, add tahini, honey, and molasses, and stir till well combined. While stirring, bring the mixture to a low simmer and then immediately take off the heat and stir your vanilla and small bowl of spices into your wet ingredients.
Pour the warm mixture into the cereal mixture and mix very well making sure all cereal is coated.
While the crispy cereal mix is still warm transfer inside the prepared pan and gently press down using a greased spatula or your hands.
Allow treats to set at room temperature for at least 1 hour before slicing/shaping.
Remove from the pan and cut into 8 squares.
Top with a gingerbread man made with cocoa powder or dark chocolate*.
You can use also other kinds of cereal like Cheerios or Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I wouldn't suggest using chocolate cereal or corn flakes though.
You can also use cashew butter or even peanut butter but with this last one I think the flavour would be effected too much.
For the decoration I cut out a man shape into parchment paper but you can definitely use a cookie cutter instead if it fits your squares.
You can store these treats at room temperature inside an airtight container for a few days.
If you make it let me know! :)