Skip your boring breakfast and opt for these decadent chocolate-on-chocolate cookies that boast full satisfaction and a dose of whole-grain goodness. Rich, decadent, and ultra-crispy, these healthy, bite-size snacks are the perfect start to the day. And they're ready to eat in a fraction of the time needed to prepare typical sweet treats.
2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups whole-grain cereal (such as Kashi Go Lean)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Est. added sugars 5g
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 1 minute. Remove bowl from microwave; stir with a large rubber spatula coated with cooking spray until smooth. Stir in cereal. Stir in chocolate chips.
Coat a 1/4-cup dry measuring cup with cooking spray. Lightly pack measuring cup with cereal mixture; drop onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet (you should have 15 cookies). Freeze 8 minutes or until firm.
Nothing fancy here but quick and easy to make and very tasty. Definitely use a big bowl - I nearly had marshmallow all over my microwave it puffed up so high - which would've been a horrible, sticky mess to clean. Phew.
Update: after a day in the fridge, these tasted much better. The cereal got a bit softer, reminding me of Golden Graham's smores bars that we used to make as kids. So these have potential...will keep trying to make them work vegetarian-style. Maybe they just need more marshmallow??
Great dessert that is not too sweet and healthier than rice crispy treat. Both of my kids not only ate them, but also gave them a two thumbs up. I loved the combo of chocolate and crunch. Added bonus that it didn't take much time at all to make them.