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 πŸ™‚


healthier homemade cocoa puffs


Homemade Cocoa Puffs


  • 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}


  • 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



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


cocoa puffs


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