Sugar Swings! Serve Some: Cereal Treat Pumpkins

Friday, October 11, 2013

Cereal Treat Pumpkins

Does anyone else really love the General Mills Monster Cereals besides me?  I don't know why, they are all sugary and silly, but there is just something about them.  I don't let the kids eat them for breakfast, but making desserts from them is totally acceptable.  A couple years ago I did some different treats with Frankenberry, Boo-Berry and Count Chocula.

And look what I found the other day, a new monster cereal Fruity Yummy Mummy! WHAT??! Well apparently after doing some google research, this was available back in 1989, but discontinued in 1992.  It kinda tastes like an orange creamsicle.   Go figure, I thought I knew all the Monster Cereals.  There was even one called Frute Brute - which was discontinued back in '82. (See not only do you get fun treats on this blog, you also learn too.  OK maybe you'll be answer a random Trivial Pursuit question. You're Welcome!)  

Love how the cereal looks like little pac-man ghosts!
I figured an easy treat to make with them would be cereal treats.  Use the regular Rice Krispie Treats recipe, and just substitute the new cereal for the Rice Krispies.  And cut into squares.

And although they were good, they needed a little something more.  Add a little green candy melt and a piece of pretzel stick, and you get Cereal Treat Pumpkins!  

Ok ok ok, I know they are square pumpkins and all and could possibly look more like peaches, but I'm sticking with calling them little pumpkins! Either plain or dressed up, they are fun little treats.

And if you are really interested, looks like Target has all the Monster Cereals this year in their retro packaging! It's like it's 1980 all over again! I'm ready to bust out some metal roller skates and neon friendship bracelets.  Boo-Berry has always been my fav, but must try the Frute Brute!

Fun, right?? Anyways, I love this time of year and all the fun Halloween Treats showing up everywhere.  You all are so creative!  Have a great weekend!


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