Should Tucan Sam Follow His Nose? Fruit Loops: The Scoop, Cereal & Krispy Treats Recipe

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“Follow your nose. It always knows. The flavor of fruit! Wherever it grows!” In truth the scrumptious, psychedelic colored O’s that make up Froot Loops don’t actually coincide with the jingle fruits “orange, lemon and cherry.” Sorry to burst your breakfast bubble, but according to Kellogg’s, all of those lip smacking loops are the same flavor…who knew?

If you’ve just fainted into your cereal bowl, you’re not alone. We’ve all been misled by those tempting lime green, orange, purple, yellow and red loops thinking they are orange, lemon and cherry flavored, when, in fact, they are all the same flavor. What is that flavor anyway? “Froot,” which according to Wikipedia, stems from “a blend of fruit flavors.” Is nothing sacred? Next thing you know they’ll be telling us that Cap’n Crunch isn’t really a captain. 😉

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Captain Crunch and Froot Loop Marshmallow Krispy Treats

Makes 12 squares

Ingredients:

3 cups Captain Crunch Cereal

3 cups Froot Loops Cereal

4 cups Miniature Marshmallows (or about 40 large marshmallows, 10 ounce package)

3 tablespoons Butter

Non-Stick Cooking Spray

Candy Topping

cravingsofalunatic4Directions:

Add cereal in a large bowl and set aside. Place marshmallows in a medium size glass or ceramic microwaveable bowl. Place butter in the bowl with marshmallows. Heat in microwave for approximately 3 minutes or until butter melts.

Stir marshmallows and butter together until smooth. Add marshmallow mixture to the bowl of cereal and gently stir all ingredients until cereal is coated. Spray a casserole dish or pan (13 x 9 x 2”) with non-stick cooking spray and then add the marshmallow and cereal mixture.

Use a buttered spatula, wax paper, or add water to your hands to gently press the mixture evenly into the pan. Let cool and cut into squares. Optional, but pretty: dip the Krispy squares in colored candy topping.

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29 Comments Add yours

  1. LOL – massive sugar rush here!

    1. hahaha, Cheryl!! Amen to that!! lol!!

      1. Ha-mine would be bouncing off the walls I really watch the sugar with them all! In fact they rarely eat any cereal-I have had them on granola (homemade) for years in Yogurt or on top of fruit. I’ll use Pure Honey before granulated sugar too.

      2. I’m with you! Granola with yogurt, fruit & honey is far superior any day! I imagine if we dig deep, we can find a healthy version of this sugary menagerie 🙂

      3. You know for a birthday party I think the children would love that! xo

  2. Sadie's Nest says:

    How cute and colorful!

    1. Thanks, Sadie! I like to the that the colors enhance the sweetness 😉

  3. Oh my goodness the SUGAR! LOL. My daughter would absolutely love these, ha ha! But they are very colorful and pretty!

    1. So true, Kathryn! I was attracted to the colors too, but the sugar content, well is A LOT! Lol!! Thanks, hon 🙂

  4. this is so very cute, I bet kids would just love these yumm!

    1. Thanks, Lynn! Oh for sure! ♥

  5. Perfect for kids parties..sure to bring squeals of delight!

    1. What a wonderful idea, Marisa!! I never thought of this!! Thanks a bunch ♥

  6. These are so fun! The cool mom that makes these treats is setting the bar high for after school snacks… 😋

    1. haha! Thanks, Jean! So true! I also have a recipe with Lucky Charms & Fruity Pebbles! Another sugar rush! lol!

  7. Linda says:

    Such a pretty snack Lana! Wish I’d seen this when the kids were little!! 🙂

    1. Hi Linda!! Yes, our kids would have loved them indeed! The flavor reminds me of childhood 🙂 Cereals like this weren’t a part of mama’s pantry often, but when they were we indulged! Thanks a bunch ♥

      1. Linda says:

        I know! My mom never bought these cereals…we only got them at my grandmother’s house!! 🙂

      2. haha! Grandma’s rule! lol!

  8. Such a pretty and colorful snack!

    1. Thanks so much, Freda! The bright colors make them taste better too 😉

      1. We eat with our eyes first :p

      2. So true, Freda! Thanks so much!

  9. Nandini says:

    Looking at all your sweet treats brings my inner kid out 🙂

    1. Awww! Thanks, Nandini!! I loved reading this 🙂

  10. Oh no, so we have all been misled 🙁 who would have guessed ! LOL So pretty 🙂 The first thing I thought of is how great they would be for a kiddies party, then I thought of the massive sugar content, and how hyper some kids would be…the mommies would not be impressed.

    1. haha! Lynne!! They would be wonderful for kiddie parties!! Maybe send a little treat bag home with them so the party house is still standing?? lol! Thanks, hon 🙂

      1. Hahahahaha that is funny. xxx

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