Cereal Peanut Butter: Easy Homemade Cereal Infused PB

Cereal Peanut Butter

Cereal Peanut Butter Reese's Puffs 3

I’m a man with many loves, but chief among them are peanut butter and breakfast cereals. This Peanut Butter Cereal recipe is something I’m ashamed to admit I did not think of on my own. The joining of socially acceptable breakfast candy with the Legume of the Gods seems like a hole in my life that needs filling. Well ladies and gentleman, that ends today!

Well, not today because I already did this a few days ago. Otherwise a future me will have to travel back in time to give past me pictures before I make this. Clearly it would also mean I will suffer severe head trauma as I didn’t provide past me with lottery numbers. Otherwise, I’d be dictating this to my servants dressed as Bikini Bottom residents in my giant subsea pineapple house. Musings on my failings as a time traveler aside, let’s get back to why my fat ass is really here. The holy union between two of humankind’s greatest achievements. Breakfast cereal and peanut butter. I first learned of the best thing since Reese’s met Pieces from Junkbanter when he shared the delightful concept from Peanut Principle. While I appreciate the inspiration, my Scrooge McKrabb’s card would be revoked if I dropped 8 simoleons on a jar. If you do not sleep on Wario bedsheets and would rather just buy your own, you can find Peanut Principle’s fare here. As I’ve made my own peanut butter before, I figured how hard can it be? Turns out it so easy even Mario dressed like a caveman can do it!

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Peanut Butter

Cereal Peanut Butter Cinnamon Toast Crunch 2

Ingredients

Scale up or down for your desired amount.

  • Dry Roasted Salted peanuts 120g ( feel free to substitute nut of choice)
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch 20g
  • Cinnamon 5g (or to taste)
  • Vanilla 6g (or to taste)
  • Sugar (to taste, any sweetener or none at all will work)
  • Peanut Oil (can be omitted completely or used to achieve desired consistency)

Cereal Peanut Butter Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Directions

  1. Throw the desired amount of peanuts in the food processor and turn that sucker on high for 60 seconds or so.
  2. Once you have the beginning of what appears to be butterfied peanuts, toss all of your desired mix-ins into the processor on high. I needed about 3 minutes total, but I like my peanut butter thick and gritty. Not unlike DC’s latest reboot starring Mr. Peanut, The Dark Nut Rises…
  3. Process until you are happy with the consistency, and if desired, you can add peanut oil to produce a smoother, creamier result. I added my Cinnamon Toast Crunch right at the end. I only pulsed it a few times as chunky isn’t just what my snarky scale calls me every morning. If you prefer a smoother and more dispersed flavor, you’ll want to add yours earlier in the process.

Cereal Peanut Butter Cinnamon Toast Crunch 3

Unfortunately, I do not know how long this will stay fresh as I devoured it. I can say that after a week, the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pieces did seem to be a little soggier but still held a decent crunch. I recommend a small batch if soggy pieces are a deal breaker for you. That said, if you are reading this, you probably share my addictions and this will not last long enough to go bad. It takes the best part of peanut butter and adds a subtle but consistent cinnamon flavor throughout. With my chunky version, it transitions to pockets of Cinnamon Toast Crunch punch with a salty, peanuty follow through. It makes a fantastic english muffin topping or peanut butter sandwich. The Cinnamon Toast Crunch acts as a sweetener and adds enough complexity that jelly or marshmallow is optional as it’s delicious on its own.

 

Reese’s Puff & Chocolate Cereal Peanut Butter

Cereal Peanut Butter Reese's Puffs 2

The Inception of the cereal peanut butter hybrid world is an amazing concept. While I had to do it, I went in knowing that this would probably not work.

And It didn’t.

It certainly doesn’t taste bad, but the Reese’s Puffs flavor is completely overwhelmed by, you know, actual, peanut butter. That said, this left me with Ghiradelli chocolate peanut butter, sooooo, I’m still going to call this one a win. Just know that the Reese’s Puffs can be safely omitted unless you are a sick, sick sea snail like me and just need to cross it off your Chum Bucket list.

Ingredients

Scale up or down for your desired amount.

  • Dry Roasted Salted Peanuts 120g (substitute nut of choice if desired)
  • Reese’s Puffs 20g
  • Semisweet Chocolate 15g
  • Sugar (to taste, any sweetener or none at all will work)
  • Peanut Oil (can be omitted completely or used to achieve desired consistency)

Cereal Peanut Butter Reese's Puffs

Directions

  1. Throw the desired amount of peanuts in the food processor and turn that sucker on high for 60 seconds or so.
  2. Once you have the beginning of what appears to be butterfied peanuts, toss all of your desired mix-ins into the processor on high. I needed about 3 minutes total, but I like my peanut butter thick and gritty. Not unlike DC’s latest reboot starring Mr. Peanut, The Dark Nut Rises…
  3. Process until you are happy with the consistency, and if desired, you can add peanut oil to produce a smoother, creamier result. I added the cereal at the end and only pulsed it a few times as chunky isn’t just what my snarky scale calls me every morning. If you prefer a smoother and more dispersed flavor,  you’ll want to add yours earlier in the process.

Yes, I just left the same lame jokes. Eventually I’ll wear you down.

 

Twix Blizzard – Dairy Queen QUICK REVIEW

Twix Blizzard

Dairy Queen Twix Blizzard
I’m caught betwixt my love for ice cream/Twix, and my love for NOT chewing gravel…

Dairy Queen’s Twix Blizzard sits in an odd place for me. Most of the time, it falls short of expectations and can be challenging to enjoy. But some bites leave me feeling a Yello YOLO “Oh Yeah!” You can find out all you need to know in my review over at The Impulsive Buy. Not sold on playing Russian Roullete with your blizzard buy? Dairy Queen has a fantastic selection of blizzard’s on its Summer Blizzard Menu. While the Summer Berry Cheesecake didn’t make me cheese, I’m chomping to sink my teeth into the phenomenal Jurassic Comp Blizzard again. I did cotton to the Cotton Candy, and the returning May Blizzard of the Month S’mores has me begging for s’more too. (more…)

Quick Review: Cotton Candy Blizzard 2018

Quick Review: Cotton Candy Blizzard 2018

Dairy Queen Cotton Candy Blizzard
I never thought a dentist would be my hero…

Who loves candy? Alright who loves Cotton?! Wait where are you going? Maybe I don’t have a future as Dairy Queen’s head of marketing, but the much returning much beloved Cotton Candy Blizzard speaks for itself in appearance alone. One of the most gorgeous Blizzards I have encountered, there is depth lurking below the pink frozen surface as well. Cotton Candy is the complete package as it packs a whole lot of flavor and personality to go along with its pretty face. You can find exactly why you should swipe right on this dish in my review over at The Impulsive Buy. But don’t settle for just this dime-piece and forget the rest of the Summer Blizzard Menu. While the Summer Berry Cheesecake didn’t make me cheese. I’m also chomping to sink my teeth into the phenomenal Jurassic Comp Blizzard again, but the returning S’mores Blizzard is the May Blizzard of the Month (and  treat) has me begging for s’more too. (more…)

Dairyhaus – Rockton Illinois

DairyHaus (DairyHaüs)- Rockton, Illinois

6-pack Tap n’ Sac

This feature sacrifices the six pack I work so hard to maintain to bring you multiple reviews in one delicious package. Enjoy!

We’re taking a detour from our national brand coverage to bring you a couple of local flavors from the family favorite Dairyhaus.

The two flavors below are pure ice cream, simple, but freshly made on site and elegant with no mix-in beside deliciousness.

All photos courtesy of Wildlife by Cyrene. Find more of her amazing work at https://wildlifebycyrene.smugmug.com

Rockford Roasting Company Coffee

Dairyhaus Rockford Roasting Co. Coffee Scoop
Now THIS is my kind of coffee.

I know as much about coffee as I do about comedic writing. That is to say, next to nothing, so I won’t feign descriptions of acidity or body of the coffee flavor itself. I’m a simple man with simple needs, and as I am so often told, a simple mind. Allow me to regale you with my most grandiloquent description of this flavor.

Dairyhaus Rockford Roasting Co. Coffee Spoon
It be good.

 

Seriously, this is the deepest, most authentic coffee flavor I’ve had outside of my daily java fix. It’s everything I wanted from the base in Baskin Robbins severely disappointing Tiramisu. That dish did nothing but overwhelm the senses despite the mix-ins. Rockford Roasting Company Coffee on the other hand masterfully balances that warm, eye-opening morning caffeine hug with delicious sweet and decadent late night dessert. Even the tasty Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz takes it too far and makes you voluntarily put the spoon down.

Dairyhaus’ Rockford Roasting Company Coffee knows precisely when to back off, so both elements work in concert to allow the other to shine. This creates the opposite problem where my ice cream bedecked spoon is ever full or scraping the microscopic remnants from the bottom of my depressingly empty cup. The flavor is what I imagine the end result would be if Frosty succumbed to his dangerous gourmet vanilla latte addiction. A dreamy, cold, caffeinated, corpse… Well, if a corpse tasted like Brewster’s late night craving come true anyway.

Just ignore me…

Blue Moon

Dairyhaus Blue Moon Scoop
Why does my ice cream look pensive…

Ever dance with the devil in the Blue Moon light? I ask that of all my ice cream. DairyHaus’ Blue Moon is worth facing down any Glasgow smiling clown to taste for oneself. I know there is a vocal group of black licorice loather’s out there, but for everyone else this is a must try. The Dark Knight of licorice flavor’s is subdued, but undeniably the flavor you love—if you have a refined palate anyway ;).

Dairyhaus Blue Moon Spoon
That’s no moon…

Much like the Rockford Roasting Company Coffee, it is incredibly well executed and never overwhelming. Every bite imparts a warm, smooth and comforting flavor with occasional hints of marshmallowy goodness. That said, the marshmallow is probably just my warped taste buds based on the look my wife gave me when I made the comment. This may not be the ice cream I deserve, but it is most definitely the ice cream I need.

 

Pup Cup

But wait there’s more! Even your dog’s can get in on the action:

Dairyhaus Pup Cup
Waiter, there’s a Scooby Snack in my icecream…

I couldn’t say no, otherwise they’d have a—bone—to pick with me. No review from me on this one, but the dogs’ gave it two tails up. To quote the great Meatloaf, “I would do anything for Project Mayhem, but I just won’t do that.”


Rockford Roasting Company Coffee: 9 Caffeine induced Frosty funerals out of 10

Blue Moon: 9 anarchist jester jokes out of 10

Pup Cup: Woof out of Bark

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Review: Mom’s Making Cookies Baskin Robbins

Mom’s Making Cookies

(Mom’s Makin’ Cookies)

Are you a cookie dough or a cookie doughn’t kinda person? Me, I’m the kinda guy who takes a sauna on the inside of an active volcano. You know, one of those dirty barbarians who lives life on the edge by devouring raw cookie dough— flour and egg be damned! At least I’ll die with a smile on my fat, chocolate smeared face. Fortunately, Baskin Robbins is indulging my delicious death wish with May’s returning Flavor of the Month, Mom’s Making Cookies Ice Cream. This much beloved treat says f*ck the oven and let your stomach do the baking of the brown sugar flavored ice cream filled with chocolate chip cookie pieces, chocolate chips and a cookie dough batter ribbon. If I ever win a ribbon, it will absolutely be made of cookie dough batter. And I won’t unless they start handing them out for awful puns.

 

Mom's Making Cookies Baskin-Robbins Full
Doughn’t you want me baby?

 

Let’s start at the base of this cookie shaped mountain with the brown sugar ice cream.  I would probably put it on par with Baskin Robbins mascarpone in the “I’m going to be on the treadmill for a few extra hours tomorrow” level of deliciousness. It’s rich and buttery without every being too sweet. Let’s be real though, this flavor was created by someone who has, on more than one occasion, passed out on the floor of a bathroom with one arm draped across the toilet loosely clutching a syringe with nothing but liquefied cookie bits left inside.

 

Like you’ve never done lines of Keebler Special K…

That’s right, Baskin Robbin’s hired the Cookie Monster as a flavor scientist. Our lab coat donning blue bud then proceeded to grudgingly allow them to include a little bit of ice cream with his cup o’ cookies. The chocolate chip cookie pieces aren’t mom’s fresh out of the oven cookie crack, but they are decently sized and passably good in an “off the shelf chewy cookie” way.

 

Mom's Making Cookies Baskin-Robbins 2018 Spoon 0
A spoonful of cookies helps the diabetes go down.

The cookie dough ribbon mixes particularly well with the brown sugar flavored base, and the grit of the dough reminds me of brown sugar crystals. That is heavenly in my world which revolves around a molten cookie dough core, but the poor unfortunate souls who have not seen the light may be put off. The chocolate chips do not bring a unique taste element, but they do contribute a nice chocolate snap in the textural department while not detracting from the dish. A masterstroke that only the deft hand of one who is truly the monster of cookies can wield.

 

Mom's Making Cookies Baskin-Robbins 2018 Half
As you can see, I totally inhaled.

 

Mom’s Making Cookies Ice Cream masterfully walks the line between chasing the cookie dragon and mindless marketing ploy. All of the elements work well together, and if anything, I would like a little of the more cookie dough ribbon… But I’m much further along in my cookiediction than most.

Cookie Monster’s love letter to CookiEchidna this Mother’s Day certainly has me feeling the love.


 

Chompiness: 8.5 Snorted Cookie Lines out of 10 (more…)