Cereal Coated Fruit Pops Recipe

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We love cereal for breakfast but one of the best things about cereal is that it’s really perfect for anytime of day! I love snacking on cereal while I work and the boys like eating it as an after school snack. We even sometimes have it at dinner with some fresh fruit or at dessert time, sprinkled over ice cream. One of the ways I enjoy cereal is as a topping on yogurt parfaits so I thought it would be fun to try making something different with those three ingredients and came up with cereal covered fruit pops.

Cereal covered fruit pops are just what they sound like- fruit (coated in yogurt) that is then covered with cereal. When I was at Walmart I bought a few varities of Post cereal and decided to try this recipe out with a couple of them. I chose to use Fruity Pebbles and Berry Colossal Crunch since both were fruity flavored and would go well with fruit. I let the boys pick out the fruit we’d use for this recipe and they chose apple slices, strawberries and grapes.

To start, you’ll want to gather all of your ingredients. You’ll need:

  • 2 cups of cereal
  • 2 small cartons of yogurt (plain or flavored)
  • Fruit of your choice (we used 1/2 a bag of presliced apples, 1/4 of the grapes in a bag, and 1/2 a carton of strawberries)
  • Lollipop sticks

How to make the cereal covered fruit pops:

1) You’ll want the cereal to be in small pieces for this recipe. Fruity Pebbles piece sizes or smaller are fine but anything larger (like Berry Colossal Crunch) needs to be broken into smaller pieces. To do so, put the cereal into a ziploc bag and use your hands or a rolling pin to crush the pieces into smaller bits.

2) Put a lollipop stick into the middle of a piece of fruit, about halfway through

3) Dip the fruit in the yogurt, fully coating it

4) Sprinkle the cereal on the fruit

5) Put the cereal coated fruit pops in the freezer for about two hours

This would be perfect for an after-school snack because you can make it in the afternoon and it will be ready by the time the kids come home from school! You could also make it with the kids in the afternoon and they could enjoy it as an after dinner treat.

If you are looking to recreate this recipe, or just have a household of cereal lovers, you’ll want to visit your local Walmart for great deals on Post cereal. With all the money we are spending on back-to-school supplies it’s nice to save a bit of money on essentials like cereal!

What is your favorite time of day to enjoy cereal?