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PB and Cocoa Krispies Sandwiches!

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As promised, here’s the recipe for the breakfast treat that made Liam say “Mom, you the best cooker!” Make it with whatever your kids’ fave cereal is, and if your kids have a peanut allergy, make it with cashew or almond butter.

Grilled Peanut Butter and Cocoa Krispies Cereal Sandwiches

Ingredients

½ cup butter, softened
¾ cup smooth peanut butter
3 Tbsp honey
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
8 slices white bread
½ cup Cocoa Krispies Cereal (or cereal of your choice)

Topping:

¼ cup sugar
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

Steps

In a frying pan, melt three tablespoons of butter. Make sure the butter does not burn.

In a small bowl, mix together the peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon. Spread the peanut butter mixture on each of the eight slices of bread. Sprinkle the cereal evenly on four of the slices (about two tablespoons of cereal per slice). Top with the remaining four slices.

Spread the remaining butter on both sides of the sandwiches. Grill the sandwiches in a frying pan until each side is golden brown.

For the topping, combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow plate. Coat the grilled sandwiches with the mixture. Cut diagonally, serve hot, and dig in!

What’s your family’s favorite weekend breakfast treat?

Photo: WeHeartIt.com
  • Darren Martin

    Looks tasty! :) I know what I’m having for dinner… Thanks for sharing!

  • Sandy Jacobs

    Yum!!

  • Daffny Laurito

    I cannot wait to try this-thank you Tori!

  • Amy Williams

    I love the creative way you serve food. I always make notes during the shows for ideas :)

  • Courtney Calkins

    Our weekend breakfast favorite is waffles! I use a mix to make them, but add hazelnut extract, or sometimes almond, as well as cinnamon or/and cocoa powder to make chocolate hazelnut waffles, and top with a dollop of agave-sweetened whipped cream, a thin layer of nutella or a gentle dusting of powdered sugar. We have low-sodium bacon or turkey sausage on the side with fresh fruit smoothies! YUM!

  • Leigh Ickowics

    OMG… SOUNDS DELISH!!!!.. THANKS T!!!

    XOXO

  • Richel Newborg

    Yum!!!!!! I got a “good cooker” nod from my son when I made french toast using vanilla coffee cream with a tad of cinnamon instead of milk and mixed it up with the eggs to coat the toast in before cooking!!!!

  • Anna Bodary

    You lost me at 1/2 a cup of butter :(

  • Cheyenne

    Gonna try this one tonight! Sure to be loved by my 6 and 4 year olds. :)

  • Kellie Delavega

    What a wickedly delicious breakfast! My four year old would LOVE this. I was going to make the usual chocolate banana bread treat this weekend but might give this a go instead. Yummo!

  • N T

    Looking forward to trying this recipe! It looks delicious!

  • Pedro Garcia

    Yumma!

  • L Legg Vault Denim

    I found the rest of the week snack! I sneak in ground up wheat germ and ground up flax seed to peanut butter or bread or oatmeal so that I can get that extra boost! Looking forward to all the new ideas coming!

  • Hallie Eisenhardt

    Sounds to good LOL…going to have to try this one :)

  • Arianna Hisle

    That sounds interesting :) I’m going to try & make these soon. Thanks Tori!

  • Marla Murasko

    I have to say ever since I watched the one show on Tori and Dean last year (maybe season before) when you sent Dean Red Velvet Cupcakes when he was in NY, I have been hooked. Thanks for introducing me to such a wonderful sweet.

  • irene hodge

    i will have to try this, looks and sounds so yummy! our favorite weekend breakfast treat is a dutch baby pancake. my boys love seeing it coming out of the oven and enjoy every bite of it!

  • Nicole

    Tori,

    Love seeing all your pics of the fun party favors, kiddos school treats, etc. Thought maybe Liam and Stella would like these octupus hot dogs from my blog. Check them out:

    http://nicoleiskeepingitsimple.blogspot.com/2010/07/crazy-kids-cuisine.html

    Nicole

  • Ashleigh Brooks

    Uhm, sounds delish. It’s a shame my 9-month-old can’t eat this, but I can! Will have to try this weekend.

  • ashley rozanski

    Wow! This sounds so good! I am definitely going to make this!

  • Karen Maloney

    My daughter is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, but you can easily sub out the peanut butter for Sun Butter (thank you Trader Joe’s for stocking it!). I like to make faux-Nutella with Sun Butter and cocoa powder (and a few other things mixed in) for her.

  • Nicolette Terry

    YUM! I am totally going to make these for my husband and I!

  • Kimberly Goosman

    Mmm, can’t wait to try this recipe! Our family favorite is blueberry pancakes…delicious…especially if you make them with fresh blueberries you’ve picked yourself.

  • Candie Querbach

    Sounds good but…

    I try to keep my son from eating too much sugar (It’s in absolutely everything now it seems) so if I were to make this I would be sure to use an unsweetened peanut butter, especially since you are adding honey and a sweet cereal, and some sort of whole grain bread for more nutrients. I bet banana would go great with this one too and offer a great way to make sure our families get enough fruits and vegetables in their diets! :)

    It’s important to make sure we are teaching our kiddos to like eating things that don’t have TONS of sugar in it. Remember that diabetes and obesity are huge issues in the US right now. Let’s start our kids off right and teach them that they can make yummy foods (like this one) a little better for them by reducing the sugars and adding whole grains and fruits/vegetables.

    Who’s with me???

  • cherie nakai

    I’m all for eating healthy, and I to limit the amount of sugar that my neice has when she’s in my care (which is the majority of the time). But seriously, no one wants to hear you babble on. We all know that we need to limit sugar in our kids’ diets. We don’t need you to come in here and tell us.

    It’s a recipe. An idea (an amazing one at that), you can adjust it however you please. Or DON’T eat it!

    Thanks Tori! It’s a great idea and I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas all the time! I look forward to learning more from you! :)

  • Ehodges Hodges

    Sounds yummy my daughter will love this.

  • Candie Querbach

    My goodness Cherie. I was only offering possitive alternatives to make the recipe healthier. I can’t imagine what makes you so gosh darn angry but I am disappointed that you would take a perfectly well intended comment on a website about lovely things like family and food and decoration and attempt to turn it into a fight.

    I bought all the ingredients yesterday and plan on making it (my version of it) as a snack for my son after playschool today and I am excited about eating it myself. I don’t think there is anything wrong with offering my advice to make this great recipe a little healthier to people who might be interested. If you aren’t, then just don’t do it. But being rude is uncalled for and very un-domestic-godess of you.

    But let’s not let a mean molly ruin this for us. I am as glad as anyone to add a new recie to my recipe box and am excited for more to come. :)

  • chrystal adamson

    sounds delish!

  • Liza Davenport

    We love eggs benedict!

  • Nikki H

    Healthy alternatives are good! That’s good feedback, Candie Q!

    I will try this recipe very soon.

  • cherie nakai

    Candie, I didn’t feel I was being angry. And I apologize if I came off rude, but the way that I read what you wrote was rude. It felt condescending towards Tori like she doesn’t realize that obesity is an epidemic in this country.

    I just felt the way you worded your comment was rude, I too thought your idea was good, but you could have left it as that. I apologize if I came off rude as well and/or if I took your comment the wrong way.

  • Lori Cach

    Thinking the hubby will love it…

  • Nikki H

    This is a good recipe! Great for kids. I even downed 2 myself. My 2-yr.-old likes Kashi Honey Sunshine, so I used that and it came out pretty good. It’s a good occasional treat.

  • mommywuvsyou

    this sounds awsome im going to try this today with my four year old !