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Crunchy Cereal Breakfast Balls

Crunchy Cereal Breakfast Balls
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 10
Go ahead and grab one for breakfast and one for a midday snack. Indulge in vanilla-caramel-pecan crunch without crushing your calorie count for the day with these healthy-ish breakfast balls.
Updated April 9, 2020


  • 1/2 cup honey, maple syrup or light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup maple sugar or regular sugar
  • 1/4 cup light margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups Rice Chex™
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup coconut flakes


  • 1
    In a large saucepan, combine corn syrup, sugar and light margarine together. Heat over medium high heat and bring to a boil.
  • 2
    Allow mixture to boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • 3
    Remove caramel from the heat, then stir in vanilla, baking soda and salt.
  • 4
    In a large bowl, combine Rice Chex™, pecans and coconut flakes. Drizzle caramel mixture over the cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  • 5
    Allow the mixture to cool for 3-5 minutes. Press it into 8-10 3-inch balls. Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container until ready to serve.

Expert Tips

  • If the cereal mixture won’t hold its shape, let it sit in the refrigerator for a few minutes to cool.
  • Change up these breakfast balls by adding dried cranberries or raisins, or by swapping the pecans for walnuts or almonds.

Nutrition Information

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