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No-Bake Cereal Cookies

When you are craving something sweet and crunchy, it sure helps to have some of these 6-ingredient No-Bake Cereal Cookies on hand. They are a tasty, versatile, and easy treat to make and enjoy with your family.

Plate of no-bake cereal cookies for snacking at home

*This post was first published in August, 2016. It has been updated with new images and content and is being republished today.

When my sister and I were young, whenever my mom had any sort of celebration at work with a ton of treats, she would prepare herself a plate of goodies. And, set it aside on her desk.

At the end of her day, she would bring that whole plate of goodies home for us to enjoy. It always brought her so much joy as my dad, sister, and I shared in the delicacies.

no bake, healthyish, easy cereal cookies for snacking

That little tradition my mom started, got passed on somehow. When my daughter was younger, I couldn’t help carrying on my mom’s tradition by bringing home any treats I got at work.

And, yesterday (in 2016 my daughter was in high school), my daughter carried on this little family tradition too – well, at least in her own way.

Yesterday was her first day back at school and some of her friends celebrated with the exchange of treats and well, my daughter brought her share home of cupcakes and cookies.

I must say, I almost got a bit soupy at her thoughtfulness, that is until she started to divide everything up.

You see, I remember her learning division and fractions and mastering the concept of equal parts when she was in elementary school.

The 5 Ingredients to make no bake cereal cookies

But somehow, she seems to have forgotten it all.

Yesterday, instead of dividing her cupcakes and cookies into equal halves, she divided them into 2 parts of a 1/4 and a 3/4 respectively and tried to convince me they were even – I bet you can guess which sized pieces she took!

Then she tried to justify her actions by telling me that “brain-work” required calorie-heavy snacks!   

Hmmmm….

So, to help alleviate any issues with division I figured I would whip up a batch of No-Bake Cereal Cookies that did not have to be cut in any sort of halves to enjoy.

These cereal cookies call for only 6 ingredients:

• Coconut oil,
• Maple syrup,
• Almond butter,
• Cardamom,
• Cereal,
• Coconut flour

And they are completely versatile!

While I used Post Great Grains Cereal with Raisins, Dates & Pecans, you can use your favorite cereal in it’s place. Also, you could substitute the coconut flour with ground up oats. If you don’t have cardamom, then replace it with cinnamon instead.

If you are using a chocolate cereal, then leave out the cardamom and cinnamon altogether.

Just make sure to use coconut oil because when it cools it hardens and helps bind these cookies together.

How To Make No-Bake Cereal Cookies:

  1. Melt the coconut oil
  2. Add in the maple syrup and mix well
  3. Mix in the almond butter
  4. Stir in the cardamom
  5. Then add in the cereal
  6. And also add in the coconut flour and mix well
  7. Spoon contents into muffin liners in a muffin pan, squish down a bit, and then place in the refrigerator to cool for at least 4 hours or overnight.
7 steps showing how to make no-bake cereal cookies

While I used muffin liners to quickly form these cookies and get them in the refrigerator to chill, that’s not the only way to form this cereal mix into no-bake cookies.

When I first made these no-bake cookies, I used two spoons to form them. As you can see from the picture below, they turned out a lot prettier than the muffin-liner method.

No-Bake Cereal Cookies

But, the two-spoons method is a bit more time consuming and if you are in a hurry, the muffin liner method works perfectly.

no bake, healthyish, easy cereal cookies for snacking

No-Bake Cereal Cookies

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

When you are craving something sweet and crunchy, it sure helps to have some of these 6-ingredient No-Bake Cereal Cookies on hand. They are a tasty, versatile, and easy treat to make and enjoy with your family.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Post Great Grains Raisins, Dates & Pecans Cereal or your favorite cereal
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Melt the coconut oil
  2. Add in the maple syrup and mix well
  3. Mix in the almond butter
  4. Stir in the cardamom
  5. Then add in the cereal
  6. And also add in the coconut flour and mix well
  7. Spoon contents into muffin liners in a muffin pan, squish down a bit, and then place in the refrigerator to cool for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Notes

* These cookies last in the fridge for about a week - they do need 4 to 8 hours to taste their best.

**While I used Post Great Grains Cereal with Raisins, Dates & Pecans, you can use your favorite cereal in it’s place.

***You could substitute the coconut flour with ground up oats. If you don’t have cardamom, then replace it with cinnamon instead.

****If you are using a chocolate cereal, then leave out the cardamom and cinnamon altogether.

Just make sure to use coconut oil because when it cools it hardens and helps bind these cookies together.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 185Total Fat 11gCarbohydrates 26gFiber 6gSugar 14gProtein 9g

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Neil

Monday 11th of May 2020

An excellent idea for a breakfast cookie Shashi. I mean what a great combination. My favourite meal (breakfast) and a favourite baked item (cookie) combined together. Yum!

David @ Spiced

Thursday 7th of May 2020

I love that Great Grains cereal. I also love cookies. So therefore it stands to reason that I would love these breakfast cereal cookies. Robbie has followed in my cookie footsteps, so I know he'd be on board, too. Love the recipe, Shashi. And I miss you guys!!

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Monday 29th of August 2016

Shashi, you know how I always love hearing about family traditions. Especially yours--since your family is so incredibly sweet. <3 I love that your mama brought home a big plate of goodies from work! I can only imagine you kiddos and the whole family gathering 'round, all seeing what new and exciting treats she brought home. :) Your daughter's math "issues"-- Lolol. Shashi, your kiddo is obviously the smartest kid there is! I like her justification too. It only seems fair, right? Hehe. In any case, I'd take these incredible no bake beauties over any special work or school treats, every time. :) They look SO good, Shashi!! Can you add this to my care package list please?? <3 Happy Monday my dear friend. Muah! xoxo

Marissa

Friday 12th of August 2016

I'm with Kevin - we need more cardamom in recipes!! I had a friend in high school who made no bake cookies like these that I loved - thank you for the reminder! Must make these stat.