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A few weeks ago, my friends at FiberOne asked me to come up with a few “mix in” ideas for their “30 mixes in 30 hours” event (Check it out on the FiberOne facebook page starting Monday.)

I don’t know about you, but I almost always have at least one box of cereal that’s about to go stale so this event struck me as a brilliant idea.  The three ideas that I came up with – spicy Thai party mix, Mexican hot chocolate bowls, and low-fat cannoli parfaits – are great ways to give new life to a box of cereal that you’ve gotten tired of. In fact, they might even inspire you to buy a new box just for making mixes – they’re that good!

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Spicy Thai Party MIx
 
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This Spicy Thai Party Mix was our favorite of the three mixes – Shawn actually declared it "the best thing ever!" If you don't have coconut oil, replace with it butter (or a butter spread) and add 2 Tablespoons shredded coconut in with the pineapple.
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoonSriracha sauce
  • 2 cups Fiber One Honey Squares
  • ⅓ cup cashews
  • ⅓ cup dried pineapple, cut into bite-size pieces
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 250F.
  2. In medium baking pan, melt coconut butter in oven (if coconut butter is in a solid state). Mix in soy sauce and sriracha. Add cereal and cashews; turn to coat well. Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven; stir in pineapple.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 106 Fat: 7.5 Carbohydrates: 11.5 Fiber: 3.5 Protein: 1.4

 

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“Mexican Hot Chocolate” Cereal Bowls
 
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Warm spices and mini marshmallows give Chocolate Fiber One a Mexican flair. You'll never look at your normal bowl of breakfast cereal the same way again! Drying the marshmallows prevents them from expanding too much when you add milk. You can also buy dehydrated “cereal marshmallows” online.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons mini marshmallows
  • 3 cups Fiber One Chocolate Squares
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups skim milk
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 200F. When oven has heated, turn it off and let cool 10 minutes. On a baking sheet, spread marshmallows in a single layer. Place into cooled oven; leave the door slightly ajar. Let marshmallows dry for 1 hour.
  2. In a plastic bag, combine cereal, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Shake well to coat the cereal with the spices. Add marshmallows.
  3. Serve cereal in a bowl with milk.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 146 Fat: 1 Carbohydrates: 37 Fiber: 9.5 Protein: 5

 

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Low Fat Cannoli Parfait
 
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Layer Chocolate Fiber One with low fat cannoli cream and fresh fruit for a decadent dessert!
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cup fat free or reduced fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Fiber One Chocolate Squares
  • ¼ cup chopped strawberries or cherries
  • 1 tablespoon pistachio nut meats
Preparation
  1. In a small bowl, combine cheese, sugar and vanilla; blend until smooth.
  2. Divide between two serving dishes. Layer with cereal, berries and nuts.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 64 Fat: 2 Carbohydrates: 12 Fiber: 2.5 Protein: 1.5

 This post was done in partnership with FiberOne. I was compensated for developing the three mix-in recipes, but all opinions are my own.