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You remember, don’t you? When we were growing up, we begged, pleaded, and promised to do every chore in the house if our parents would buy us that one special cereal. There were only three reasons EVER to promise doing extra chores.
- Toy inside
- Easy dessert recipes made from that one special cereal.
- Fun activities on the box
Some things never change! Moms, get ready, because General Mills is doing it all. Oh, and that toy in the box? Well, they’re not just any toys! THEY’RE MINIONS! As if that weren’t exciting enough, there’s a 7th Minion. Share the excitement of your own childhood with your children. Plus, you’re going to thank me for this little bit of info…
- Honey Nut Cheerios
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Lucky Charms
- Reese’s Puffs
- Cocoa Puffs
- Golden Grahams
All of these cereals have specially marked Family Size boxes, for only $3.99 at Walmart!
Be sure to buy them there because “the 7th Minion” is only available in boxes sold in Walmarts. Let the hunting for the 7th Minion begin. Speaking of hunting, since four of my five kids are still at the age of wanting the toy, I have to buy enough for everyone. At $3.99 each, that’s a steal! (But, the kids don’t have to know that.) I took all the toys out of the boxes. (They’re inside the carton on the outside of the sealed plastic bags, so YAY, for not having to open every bag to get the toys.) Cereal is a key ingredient to quite a few of my kids’ favorite easy dessert recipes.
I sent the kids to hunt around the house for Minions! While they were busy searching, I secretly whipped up a little surprise for them.
I used one Family Size box of Cocoa Puffs, 20 oz. of marshmallows (I recommend ½ of the marshmallows, unless your kids are like mine.) our favorite ice cream, and made some whipped cream for a tasty frosting, with semi-frozen black berries on the side. This makes two 9 x 13 pans.
It was such a delicious afternoon treat and we still had plenty left over.
Microwave the marshmallows. I did ½ power for 1 minute and thirty seconds, then waited 1 minute and repeated.
I mixed in the Cocoa Puffs.
Then I flattened it out in to a 9 x 13 well greased baking pan.
While I made the whipped cream, I chilled the pans in the freezer.
Then, I used my little “trick” to cut out the treats. I used an empty cookie press. I love that I can cut almost any depth with my cookie press, get leverage with the handle to twist as I’m cutting, and pushing the treats out is a breeze!
The kids were so excited about #the7thminion and we all had a good laugh about them hunting for minions while I had all of them, the whole time.
After our treats, we decided to have a Minion soccer game. We made this adorable little stop motion video. The soccer ball is a cocoa puff. I know. I know. The ball doesn’t go straight into the goal. It goes off in every direction first, just like our favorite Minions. We had to do them justice.
MINION SOCCER! Yep. I taught them how to play AND we found #The7thMinion! #ad #CollectiveBias #video #stopmotion. @GeneralMills is bringing back my childhood memories and helping me share them with the kids! They have MINION toys in the specially marked boxes, plus on-the-box activities AND the most awesome 7th Minion Site with tons of Easy Desset Recipes & DIY ideas. To get more info and see my own recipe, check out the post on the blog.
Download the recipe:
- 1 Family Size (20 oz.) of Cocoa Puffs
- 1 10 oz. or 20 oz. bag of marshmallows
- 2 scoops of your favorite ice cream (optional)
- whipping cream (optional)
- food coloring (optional)
- cone bowl (optional)
- In a large microwave safe bowl, heat marshmallows in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes on 50% power.
- Let stand for 1 minute.
- Heat marshmallows on 50% power for 1 more minute.
- Stir and fold Cocoa Puffs into marshmallows.
- Flatten mixture into 2 well greased 9 x 13 baking pans.
- Cool treats in mixture while you prepare the whipped cream.
- Prepare whipped cream. (optional – also, add food coloring if desired)
- Remove treats from freezer and cut into desired sizes and shapes. I used a cookie press to cut approximately 2 in thich circles.
- Top your scoops of ice cream wiith a cut Cocoa Puffs treats.
- Garnish with the whipped cream.
- Good luck on your hunt for the 7th Minion
The kids blew through the boxes of cereal so I’m off to Walmart today, to buy more. I can’t wait to make some more treats. You will be WOWED by some of the super easy dessert recipes all courtesy of the 7th Minion. Check out THIS SITE, specifically dedicated our prehistoric cutie with recipes and crafts galore!
My friend Jenna Wood, of Momma Told Me Blog created this adorable DIY Minion Gift Pack. Click on the photo to see the post.
Love it? Let us know by sharing and commenting. What are your favorite General Mills cereal recipes?
By: Alicia Gonzalez