A long time favorite of mine has and always will be cereal. Never a breakfast food for me though. Its always been my favorite kind of snack. Growing up, we kept a chest on our balcony that was FILLED with cereal… come to think of it, that chest still exists and is still filled with all of my brother’s favorite cereal. When i visit mom, i love going through that cereal chest! And since forever, i can recall, my favorite has always been Honey Bunches of Oats.
One awesome day, I got an email about a People’s Choice Award Viewing Party sponsored by…. you guessed it, HONEY BUNCHES of OATS! That alone sold me!
The party was set up with huge screen TVs at Marina Maher Communications Office Midtown. Chairs lined the entire area that made for theatre style viewing!
The best part:
The snacks provided had honey bunches of oats incorporated into the recipe. I was given the recipes after the party and wanted to share some of them!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries (pictured above)
6 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 lb or 20 strawberries, washed and dried well
1.5 cups honey bunches of oats, crushed
Directions: Melt the chocolate using a double boiler, or the microwave. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Once the chocolate is melted, dip the strawberries into the chocolate and lightly shake off excess chocolate. Roll the chocolate covered strawberry into the crushed cereal. Lay on waxed paper. Allow to cool/harden for 30 minutes.
This was a Chicken roulade of sorts. My mind is a bit fuzzy as there was a lot of wine being passed around.
Some really delicious sesame noodles with Shrimp. The presentation was lovely and i might have had two servings of these!
Seedless Grapes wrapped in Goat Cheese were unique! They seem a bit time consuming to make but the combination of flavors and textures here is something unlike anything I have ever dreamed up in my kitchen!
1/4 lb goat cheese at room temperature
24 red or green seedless crapes, stemmed, rinsed and patted dry
1/3 cup honey Bunches of oats, crushed
Divide goat cheese into twenty four quarter sized balls. With your fingers, mold the cheese around each grape until its completely covered. Roll each grape into the finely crushed cereal and place on a cookie sheet. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Best served chilled.
Crunchy Sweet Potato Oaties which tasted a lot like cinammony oatmeal bites were addicting! but these, should be eaten as soon as possible. When left out, they get a little chewy.
1 can (29 oz) sweet potatoes, drained and smashed
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp melted butter
2 1/2 cups Honey Bunches of Oats, crushed
Preheat oven to 325*. Mix Sweet potatoes, flour, pecans, cinnamon, and butter in large bowl. Stir in egg (mixture will be soft). Place cereal cumbvs on large plate or in shallow dish. Drop rounded teaspoonful of the sweet potato mixture onto cereal; gently shape into ball while rolling in crumbs until evenly coated on all sides. place 2 inches apart on baking sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining mixture. Bake 20 minutes. Serve warm or chilled.
My ultimate favorite dish served is not pictured but i did get the recipe as it was AMAZING! Imagine a juicy and savory chicken tender coated with the honey sweet cereal and baked? Get your sweet and salty on people! yum!
Crunchy Chicken Dippers
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
4 1/2 cups of honey bunches of oats, finely crushed
Preheat oven to 375*. Beat eggs lightly in shallow dish or pie plate. Dip chicken in eggs, turning over evenly to coat both sides of each strip. In a separate dish or pie plate, coat chicken with cereal. Place on two cookie sheets covered in non-stick spray. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Overall, it was awesome and even more awesome were the two boxes of cereal that I took home! The fruit blends are really good and out of the two, i LOVE the blueberry and banana!
Now, lets talk about my recent late night cereal munching and blame Honey Bunches, k?