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Crunchy Cereal Breakfast Balls

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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. MORE+ LESS-

Updated February 17, 2020

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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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