November 21, 2005

Kellogg's Cereal Treats or Snacks

Sweet Treats, by Kay Kellogg, is a small, 12-page promotional booklet that was published by Kellogg's sometime in the late 1960's or early 1970's. Its purpose, no doubt, was to help you find a way to use more of their Ready-to-Eat boxed cereals.

The first page of the booklet suggests that you use these recipes as an alternative to candy:

"Hippety-hop to the barbershop
To buy a stick of candy.
One for me, one for you,
One for sister Mandy!"

"No need to follow the advice of this old nursery rhyme if you have a package of Kellogg's Ready-to-Eat Cereal in the cupboard and these Sweet Treats recipes."

"Just make them
Quick and dandy"

The cereal companies now call their modern, pre-packaged versions of some of these recipes "snacks." A snack sounds healthier than candy doesn't it?

The booklet contains nine recipes:

Apple Jacks Bully Busters
Chocolate Scotcheroos
Cocoa Balls
Cocoa Krispies Squares
Froot Loop Fancies
Rice Krispies Marshmallow Treats (with variations)
Scotch Treats (with variations)
Rice Krispies Daties


4 cups Kellogg's Corn Flakes or 1 cup Kellogg's Corn Flake Crumbs
1/2 soft butter or margarine
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 cup snipped shredded or flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped nutmeats
Confectioners sugar

1. If using Corn Flakes, crush into fine crumbs.
2. Combine butter, granulated sugar, cocoa and egg in medium-sized saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is well-blended and slightly thickened.
3. Add vanilla, coconut, nutmeats and Corn Flake Crumbs; mix well.
4. Shape into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Roll in confectioners sugar.
5. Store in tightly covered container. Roll again in confectioners sugar before serving.

Yield: 3 dozen balls about 1 inch in diameter.


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