Double-Chocolate Cereal Treats

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cups whole-grain cereal (like Kashi Go Lean)
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave at HIGH for 1 minute.
  3. Remove bowl from microwave; stir with a rubber spatula coated with cooking spray until smooth.
  4. Stir in cereal.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Coat a 1/4 cup dry measuring cup with cooking spray.
  7. Lightly pack measuring cup with cereal mixture.
  8. Drop onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet (you should have 15 cookies).
  9. Freeze 8 minutes or until firm.

 

Why It’s Great

Talk about a perfect way to start your morning. These decadent breakfast bites pack a powerful punch of whole grains, fiber and protein. Make them throughout the month and see just how tasty they can be.