Homemade Cocoa Puffs

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Cocoa Puffs are one of those childhood foods that I can’t seem to outgrow. I can easily eat a box myself in a single seating,

{not that I am speaking from experience}

but I know that it’s not the breakfast of champions, and we eat them rarely.

Oh, but they are good, so I wanted to try a homemade version.

For some reason, chocolate seems appropriate for breakfast if it’s homemade.

 

homemade cocoa puffs cereal

 

Now I know these are not exactly like the original, but I can pronounce every single ingredient in them, and a small bowl will fill you up!

AND…they’re chocolate :)

 

healthier homemade cocoa puffs

 

Homemade Cocoa Puffs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp Greek yogurt {or coconut oil}

Instructions

  • in the bowl of a stand mixer combine all of the ingredients
  • it may appear as if the dough is too crumbly, but it will come together
  • pinch off just a bit and roll into balls {about the size of a blueberry}
  • bake @375 for 15 minutes
  • allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container
  • the puffs will keep for about a week
http://www.heathersfrenchpress.com/2013/06/homemade-cocoa-puffs.html

 

 

cocoa puffs

 

The puffs are very chocolaty and slightly sweet; if you like a sweeter cereal simply add a few tablespoons of sugar to the dough.

I should  have made a larger batch, because these didn’t  live to see morning.

 

cocoa puffs

Enjoy!

more breakfast goodness

bacon and egg tart

french toast rolls

cinnamon toast crunch


Comments

  1. Andrea says

    Oh my goodness! I just started a healthier healthy diet and these have things that are good in them! Wow! But I LOOOOOVE Reeces Puffs … suggestions for making a peanut butter version too?

  2. Rebekah says

    Coincidence that you posted this on my birthday and this is my favorite cereal! I think not! Seems like fate to meee!!! Thank you so much!

  3. Cassandra says

    These look amazing!! Anyway they could b made with gluten free flour?? Just curious as I’m supposed to b switching to a gluten free diet and I would love to continue to eat tasty things like this! Lol. Thanks :)

  4. says

    Oh wow! I would never have thought of homemade cocoa puffs! That’s a really fun idea, Heather.

    Found your site through Whimsy Wednesdays! And now, I am totally in love with it. Hope you visit soon!

    Cheers,
    Tammy (& Catherine) of Living the Gourmet

  5. Tami says

    I made these, they don’t taste like cocoa puffs but they are a nice snack. Imwill try the peanut butter version next.

    • says

      I mentioned in my post that they don’t taste like the store bought, mainly because I wanted them to be a healthier alternative. You could certainly add sugar and leave out the almond ; this would give you a sweeter puff that was not as dense.

  6. Marie says

    I made these but used half whole wheat flour and half Unbleached white flour and followed the recipe exactly. Are yours heavy? Hard? Maybe I cooked for too much time. I want a way to fluff them up. Any ideas? I love that you have shared this recipe.

    • says

      whole wheat flour will of course make them heavier, it has a completely different texture than white flour, and a shorter cooking time will help with them being too hard – everyone’s oven cooks at a slightly different temperature.

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