We all know cereal to be the simplest breakfast there is, making it the ideal breakfast for college students. And maybe even lunch and dinner too (I’ve been found guilty of that). But cereal has so many more possibilities. Put away the milk, put down your spoon and read on to find 13 life-changing ways to eat cereal:

1. Colorful and Sweet Lucky Charms Cookie Sandwich


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Because, let’s be honest, the best part of Lucky Charms is always the marshmallows. This cookie sandwich takes marshmallows to a whole new level.

2. DIY Momofuku Cereal Milk


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Momofuku’s genius creation is basically a cereal smoothie, combining all that goodness you get at the bottom of your cereal bowl. If you’re not in New York, you can create your own version of the famed cereal milk.

3. Crunchy and Sweet Breakfast Oatmeal


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Oatmeal often gets a bad rep because of how “mushy” it is. Give your oats some crunch with a protein-packed cereal like Kashi GoLean Crunch.

4. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Puppy Chow

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Puppy Chow is a classic snack, but this recipe combines peanut butter and chocolate, aka a match made in heaven.

5. “Fried” Ice Cream


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This dessert is slightly healthier than the fried ice cream you find at county fairs. All you need to do is find some corn flakes and coat your ice cream. Nom.

6. Banana Crunch


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Bananas and peanut butter make the ultimate snack, but the addition of cereal gives it a satisfying crunch. The Trix make this treat look fun, but you can really use any cereal you want.

7. DIY Customizable Granola


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Have a box of cereal that’s lost its crunchiness? Repurpose it by replacing the oats in this granola recipe with cereal.

8. Bite-Sized Smores


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The perfect late-night snack, these s’mores bites are easy to make and addicting to eat.

9. Microwavable Cereal Snack Bars with Butterscotch Topping


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Remember those delicious cereal bars your mom would pack in your lunchbox when you were little? Make them yourself with this easy recipe — you’re only 10 minutes away from the best #tbt of your life.

10. DIY Kind Bars


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Who needs to pay over $2 per bar when you can make your own? These granola bars are just as healthy and delicious as the store-bought kind and are a good way to use up leftover Rice Krispies.

11. Crunchy S’mores Bars


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Give your classic s’mores an upgrade with these cinnamon-y bars.

12. Slutty Rice Krispie Treats


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Why settle for basic Rice Krispie treats when you can make them slutty? This recipe is loaded with Oreos and M&Ms, resulting chocolate-y goodness.

13. Mini Apple Pie Bites

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If the thought of making your own pie is too daunting for you, try these apple pie bites for an easy way to get your pie fix.

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