Cocoa Pebbles, the chocolate-flavored crispy rice cereal that has been brightening up mornings since 1971, can be more than just a breakfast staple. Did you know that you can use this delightful cereal to create mouthwatering desserts? Whether you prefer no-bake treats or indulgent cakes, Cocoa Pebbles can add a delightful crunch and a burst of chocolatey goodness to your favorite sweets.
Here, we present some simple yet scrumptious dessert recipes featuring Cocoa Pebbles cereal that you can easily recreate in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Cocoa Pebbles Treats
Give the classic marshmallow squares a chocolatey twist with Cocoa Pebbles. These treats are incredibly easy to make and call for just four ingredients: butter, marshmallows, Cocoa Pebbles, and mini chocolate chips. For an extra touch of fun, you can also add some sprinkles.
To prepare these delectable treats, follow these steps:
1. Begin by lining a 9×13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spraying it with non-stick spray. Set it aside.
2. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Add 8 cups of marshmallows and stir until smooth.
3. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the cereal, vanilla, and half of the chocolate chips until the mixture is well coated.
4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and press it down evenly using greased hands. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips and sprinkles on top, gently pressing them into the mixture.
5. Allow the treats to cool completely before cutting them into squares.
With this recipe, you’ll be able to make approximately 24 treats. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Cocoa Pebbles Banana Boats
Indulge in a fun and fruity dessert by preparing Cocoa Pebbles Banana Boats on the grill or in the oven. These treats are perfect for summer parties or camping trips. All you need are bananas, Cocoa Pebbles, peanut butter chips, and mini marshmallows.
To make these delectable banana boats, follow these steps:
1. Preheat the grill to medium heat or preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Lengthwise, cut four large bananas while leaving the peel intact. Create a deep pocket in each banana without cutting through the other side.
3. Evenly divide the Cocoa Pebbles cereal, peanut butter chips, and marshmallows among the four bananas, filling each pocket.
4. Wrap each banana in foil and grill them over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until the marshmallows have melted. Alternatively, you can bake them in the oven for 15 minutes.
5. Carefully unwrap the bananas and enjoy this delightful treat with a spoon.
This recipe yields four servings. Feel free to customize the filling with your favorite toppings, such as chocolate chips, nuts, or coconut flakes.
Cocoa Pebbles Cereal Cake
Elevate your dessert game with a rich and moist chocolate cake infused with Cocoa Pebbles cereal. This delectable cake is crowned with a fluffy chocolate buttercream frosting and an additional sprinkle of cereal for a delightful crunch. It’s an impressive dessert that is sure to dazzle your guests.
To create this delectable cake, follow these steps:
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans. Set them aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of buttermilk and 2 cups of Cocoa Pebbles cereal. Allow the mixture to soak for 10 minutes.
3. In another large bowl, whisk together 1 cup of sour cream, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup of oil, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla until well combined.
4. Add the buttermilk-cereal mixture and an additional 1/2 cup of Cocoa Pebbles cereal to the sour cream mixture. Whisk the ingredients together until well combined.
5. Sift in one box of devil’s food cake mix and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter.
6. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans and bake for 25-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
7. Allow the cakes to cool completely on wire racks before frosting.
To prepare the frosting, follow these steps:
1. In a large bowl, beat 1 cup of softened butter with an electric mixer until creamy.
2. Gradually add 4 cups of powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. Add 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder and beat until the mixture is smooth.
4. Finally, add 1/4 cup of heavy cream and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.
To assemble the cake, follow these steps:
1. Place one cake layer on a serving plate or cake stand. Spread approximately 1 cup of frosting evenly over the top.
2. Repeat the previous step with another cake layer and more frosting. Finally, top it off with the final cake layer.
3. Frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting. Decorate the cake with additional Cocoa Pebbles cereal as desired.
4. Refrigerate the cake until you’re ready to serve. Slice and enjoy this scrumptious creation.
This recipe yields 12-16 servings. You can store the cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
As you can see, Cocoa Pebbles cereal is not only a delicious breakfast option but also a versatile ingredient that can be used to create incredible desserts. Give these recipes a try and let us know what you think. We would love to hear about your own delectable creations using Cocoa Pebbles cereal in the comments below. Happy baking!