Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cereal and Yogurt Parfait (Giveaway Post)

Hello everybody! I have a special treat to share with you and a chance to win a $25 Wal*Mart gift card, so stay tuned for the information at the bottom of this post!

Pillsbury has created a new site, Bake-Off.com, which showcases over 100 recipes chosen from recipe contest finalists across the country. I was asked to peruse the site and choose a recipe to share with you, and I chose a simple, low-fat dessert.

Of course I changed it up, but the original recipe can be found here.

2 cups Cheerios cereal (I used the new peanut butter kind!)
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp water
2 tsp butter, melted
whipped topping of choice
2 containers Yoplait fat free yogurt (I used Boston cream pie mmm)

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large zip bag, using a rolling pin, crush your cereal to resemble a coarse crumb. Add the sugar, water, and melted butter to the bag and reseal. Move everything around until it's fully incorporated and moistened.

Grease a baking sheet and pour the cereal mixture in the center. Lay a piece of wax paper over the top and use your rolling pin to roll the mixture out to about 1/8" thickness. Pop in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until browned. Watch closely, the edges can start to burn quickly near the end. Remove from oven and let cool, then crumble.


In a pretty glass, layer cereal crumbles, Yoplait yogurt, and whipped topping. Garnish the top with a few extra cereal crumbles. Enjoy!

This was really, really good. A nice after-dinner snack for me when I made it. My favorite part, by far, was the Cheerio crumble. After baking, it got nutty and crunchy and delicious. I'd love to make a pie crust or experiment more with other cereals.


Ok, now for the fun part! I have another $25 Wal*Mart gift card to give to a lucky Dinner at Christina's reader. Giveaway will end Monday, April 23rd at midnight. I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, April 24th.

 

To enter, just leave a comment answering: What is your favorite cereal!? 
 

Mine is a toss-up between Golden Grahams and Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch. We always have both on hand. We also usually have Lucky Charms or Froot Loops too! What can I say? We like sugary kids cereal more than the healthy, bland stuff!

Giveaway packaged provided by MyBlogSpark, General Mills, and Wal*Mart. The opinions, photos, and recipe adaption are my own.

23 comments:

Kristina said...

ANYTHING peanut butter is my favorite cereal. I haven't had the pb captain crunch in ages, but I love it. Tried the cheerios the first chance I had, love them too. :)

Alaine88 said...

My fave cereal is Blueberry Morning.
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Errign said...

I'm boring - Cheerios and Shredded Wheat!

JC said...

I like Cheerios.
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akinal311 said...

My favorite cereal is Lucky Charms!!!! I love to eat the crunchy cereal first and save all the marshmallows for last Haha :)

Nowheymama said...

We have this discussion all the time with the kids. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is hard to beat.

Mami2jcn said...

Golden Grahams is my favorite!

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jenn@slim-shoppin said...

My favorite cereal is golden grahams. It always reminds me of being a kid!

Yeah for Walmart gift card!

Rosa said...

My favorite cereal is Shredded Wheat.

Candice said...

I absolutely love Cap'n Crunch and Fruity Pebbles : ]

Zoiesmurf said...

My favorite is Wheaties with Orange Juice. :)

Julie said...

Cocoa Puffs and Cinnamon toast crunch
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Elena V said...

I'm going to be an odd egg here and say I like Muesli.

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Manda said...

I love the really sweet stuff... haven't grown up :) My favorite is Lucky Charms! Love the marshmallow bits

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Joy said...

I love raisin bran

Katie said...

Peanut Butter Puffins - great giveaway!!

Deanna G. said...

My favorite is Pops.

Courtney said...

Lucky charms, but I don't eat it for breakfast. I like a bowl of cereal at night!

Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds...when i was little Frosted Flakes - so bad!

Candice Leigh said...

My favourite cereal would definitely have to be Lucky Charms! Or Pops, I love me some Pops! :D

Wendy Rozema said...

My favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch!
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Dawn said...

I'm not a hug cold cereal fan, but my favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios. Even without milk. They're the bomb. Oh. And Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but that stuff is DANGEROUS! Cinnamon sugar coated crack.

christy said...

Any favorite of Mikey;s is one of mine! I'm talking Life of course!