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Mini Microwave Berry Crisps

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4

An easy berry concoction cooks quickly in the micro and is topped with Cinnamon Chex™ streusel. Simply delish! MORE + LESS -

TBSP Susan
June 10, 2015


cups diced strawberries*
cup whole blackberries*
cup whole raspberries*
tablespoons brown sugar
tablespoons cornstarch
cup Cinnamon Chex™ cereal
tablespoons butter
whipped cream cinnamon for garnish


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  • 1
    Mix berries in a 4-cup microwavable measuring cup or bowl. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cornstarch together, then add to berries and mix gently until combined. Cook berries in microwave 6 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • 2
    Melt butter in the microwave. In a small bowl, crush Cinnamon Chex™ cereal and add melted butter, stirring to combine well.
  • 3
    Divide berries between 4 small ramekins, cups or dishes. Divide Chex™ mixture between the 4 dessert dishes, sprinkling over each. Just before serving, top with whipped cream and dust with cinnamon.

Expert Tips

  • *Fresh or frozen berries? Either work in this recipe, but if you use frozen, thaw them first on HALF POWER in the microwave just until no longer frozen. Drain before using in this recipe.

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More About This Recipe
  • Berries and Cinnamon Chex cereal hook up in a most unexpected place: the microwave!

    It read like a produce-section personals ad:

    Beautiful berries seek sweet, rich companion. If you've got the right crunch, meet by the micro.

    Oh, they met alright. By my microwave oven! It went something like this:

    Diced strawberries, whole blackberries and raspberries meet each other. Luuuuuuve at first sight.

    They mixed it up a bit in a bowl with some cornstarch and brown sugar.

    Then they bopped into the micro to dance 'til they were all hot and bubbly.

    While they cooled off a bit, Cinnamon Chex cereal showed up with its butter buddy.

    The berries split up into 4 little cups, each with an eye on that Chex.

    The butter melted, the Chex crunched up a tad, and they did a samba that made a sensational streusel topping. Luckily, there was enough to go around.

    Whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon made this 15-minute dessert a done deal.

    Nobody can resist a foodie fairy tale...right?

    The story might be a stretch, but the recipe is truth all the way. Try it!

    Mmmm! The perfect pairing!

    Fresh or Frozen Berries?

    Berries are starting to arrive on produce shelves (helllloo spring!), and this recipe works great with fresh berries. But if you live further north like I do, it may still be hit and miss to find good ones.

    No worries! Cascadian Farms sells frozen berries that rival the taste of fresh! Look for them in the freezer case at your grocery store. If using frozen berries, thaw them in the microwave on half power and drain completely. I used a combination of fresh and frozen berries in the pictures above.

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