Crunchy Cereal Breakfast Balls

crunchy cereal breakfast balls Dessert
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 April 9, 2020


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


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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.

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