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Homemade Cocoa Puffs (Chocolate Cereal)


Cocoa puffs were one of my favorite cereals growing up! As someone who is now gluten-free and avoids processed sugars, I have found creative ways to enjoy my favorite childhood treats. I also help my clients with children get off uber sugary, processed and artificially flavored cereals. These homemade cocoa puffs are the perfect way to enjoy cereal without the guilt!

Homemade Cocoa Puffs
Homemade Cocoa Puffs

This recipe should make about 130-140 which should be enough for 4-5 bowls. They stay freshest if eaten within 7-10 days.

Homemade Cocoa Puffs

Homemade Cocoa Puffs

These homemade cocoa puffs are a childhood favorite made with just 4 ingredients! This recipe can be made gluten free.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 280 kcal


  • 2/3   cup Organic Durum Wheat or Eikhorn Flour Use almond or 1:1 GF flour to make make gluten free.
  • 3 tbsp Organic Maple Syrup
  • 4 tbsp Nut Butter almond, peanut, cashew, seed
  • 2 1/2  tbsp  Cacao or Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Combine and stir nut butter and the maple syrup in a bowl.
  • Then add your flour of choice + cocoa powder and mix all together.
  • Use your hands to shape the mixture into a dough. If it’s too wet add more flour. If it's too dry add more maple syrup.
  • Preheat the oven to 320 °F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Divide the dough into four pieces and roll them into ropes about 1 inch thick.
  • Use a knife to cut the ropes into smaller pieces about ½-¾-inch thick, then roll each of those pieces into balls with your hands. This ecipe should make between 130-140 balls.
  • Transfer the prepared cereal balls to the baking sheet. with space in between, and bake them for about 10 minutes. Then leave them to cool completely.
  • The balls will still be soft coming out of the oven but harden up as they cool. Be careful not to over bake them as they can and will burn.
  • Enjoy with your milk of choice or on their own!


Serving: 45ballsCalories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 9gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPotassium: 313mgFiber: 4gSugar: 14g
Keyword cereal, chocolate cereal, coco puffs, homemade cereal
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Homemade Cocoa Puffs (Chocolate Cereal)

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