Sugar-Free, Trim Healthy Mama E Cocoa Krispies? Yup!
Nothing makes me feel more like a kid than sugar cereal. For Christmas I let my kids each pick one box of junky cereal that I added to their presents. Breakfast is eggs most mornings in my house with cereal on the menu a few times a week. But it is normally healthy cereal and not the type full of food coloring and loaded with sugar. But I also decided years ago that everything has a place in moderation.
My kids are allowed to have soda if we are at a party but we don’t keep it in the house. They enjoy drinking flavored seltzer and naturally sweetened lemonade packets when they get a special drink. They have fruit for dessert most of the time but sometimes have candy or ice cream instead.
Which brings me back to the sugar cereals that appeared Christmas morning. Fruit Loops does nothing for me but I did gaze longingly at both the Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cocoa Krispies. I’ve been craving cold cereal lately but haven’t felt ambitious enough to make it.
I decided to try Uncle Sam’s cereal when I saw it at the local grocery store. When I poured it into my cereal bowl I noticed that it already looked like cocoa cereal. That’s when the wheels started turning. I had the idea to melt down sweetener, add cocoa powder, and then toss the cereal in the chocolate syrup. And it worked. You even get the classic chocolate milk left in the bottom of the bowl.
Uncle Sam’s cereal is not grain or gluten free (which I do stick to most of the time) but it is on plan for Trim Healthy Mama. If you are gluten free you can try this method with any unsweetened gluten free cereal. For a low carb version, you can sub in unsweetened coconut flakes.
Copycat Cocoa Krispies – Sugar Free, THM E
1 box Uncle Sam cereal (or other unsweetened flake cereal of your choice)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Note: I buy Uncle Sam cereal locally for about $3.25 a box. Here is a store locator if you want to check near you.
In a small saucepan heat the sweetener over medium heat, stir frequently, until it is melted. Turn the heat off and whisk in the cocoa powder.
Drizzle the syrup over the cereal in a large bowl. Toss, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula, until all the cereal has chocolate on it.
Spread on a baking sheet lined with wax paper to dry.
I love Fairlife milk. It has a lot less carbs than regular milk and is on plan for THM! I only had whole milk in my fridge though which made this a delicious crossover 🙂 To keep it as an E use a non-fat milk.
My Copycat Cocoa Krispies are Sugar Free and a THM E. They are a healthy alternative to that sugary favorite.
- In a small saucepan heat the sweetener over medium heat, stir frequently, until it is melted. Turn the heat off and whisk in the cocoa powder.
- Drizzle the syrup over the cereal in a large bowl. Toss, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula, until all the cereal has chocolate on it.
- Spread on a baking sheet lined with wax paper to dry.