I always have a hankering for those sugary-sweet cereals I had as a kid. Whenever I'm at the grocery store I long for them... but resist and buy Blueberry Morning or Kashi or something healthy like that.
I buy the healthy stuff because I know it's good for me, but man, what I would give for a bowl of Lucky Charms right now.
A while back I noticed now they're making smaller boxes of cereal and selling them for a dollar. I saw Cap'n Crunch and knew it had to be mine. It was only a dollar! I had to.
CRUNCH-A-TIZE ME CAP'N!
I love Cap'n Crunch! Although I think I might like Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch even more. I like the Crunch Cerries, too. When I was a kid I would eat all of the Cap'n Crunch first and save the Crunch Berries for last... dessert, I suppose?
I did end up eating some of the Cap'n Crunch, but I used most of it in this cookie recipe: Browned Butter Cap'n Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookies.
These cookies were very, very good. I ate way too many of them. They have such a good flavor! They're chewy, slightly crisp, but still soft.
I used browned butter, ground up Capn Crunch, peanut butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, egg, baking soda, salt, cake flour and chocolate chips in the batter.
Delicious, amazing cookies.
I have a gross story about a little boy in my kindergarten class and Cap'n Crunch. I'll never forget what happened. I can't share it with you though, because you won't be hungry for these cookies anymore.
What's your favorite cereal? Is there a certain dessert you want me to create using it?
When I was younger, I loved, loved Berry Berry Kix and Rice Krispy Treat cereal.
Okayyy I still love those cereals. They took Berry Berry Kix off the shelves for a few years, but it's back, baby.
1 1/4 cups Cap'n Crunch cereal
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cake flour
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat cookie sheets with cooking spray.
Process Cap'n Crunch in a food processor until finely ground.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook 1-2 minutes, whisking frequently, until butter foams and turns light golden brown.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together browned butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well combined and grainy - about 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla, egg, baking soda and salt and beat an additional 2 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in Capn Crunch and flour until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips until combined.
Drop heaping, round tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets. Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool.
Makes 16 big cookies