Super easy late-night snacks featuring cinnamon sugar

Once when I was in college and wanted a sweet treat when all of the dinning halls were closed, I noticed I had a box of plain Cherrios and a hallway neighbor that had cinnamon sugar. Who knew that you could make a delicious treat, super fast, with the things you already have (or borrowed)? I have a few sweet treats that are super easy to make with what you probably already have in your pantry.

Fried Cinnamon

Sugar Cheerios

Cheerios (I used a half of a box)

1 tablespoon butter or vegetable oil

Cinnamon sugar

Grab a saute pan and your ingredients and head to the stove. This recipe is entirely adaptable to how hungry you are. You can always lessen the amount of Cheerios and then obviously use less cinnamon sugar and butter.

Put butter in your pan and melt it over low-medium heat. You just want enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Once it starts bubbling on the bottom and you can feel the heat above the pan, put your Cheerios in and toss until golden brown. This will give them an extra crunch.

Once they are at a texture that you like, place them into a bowl and toss with your cinnamon sugar until your liking.

Super easy right?

Who doesn’t love a pretzel? Add this cinnamony-twist to your favorite hard pretzels and you’ll love them even more (but probably not as much as Auntie Anne’s).

Cinnamon Sugar Hard Pretzels

Pretzels (any kind, any shape, any size)

Vegetable oil

Cinnamon sugar

Grab a large bowl for your pretzels and a baking sheet that has sides. You may also want to use a piece of parchment paper to prevent sticking.

If you’re going to use a full bag of pretzels, you’ll probably need around 2/3 cup of vegetable oil. Adapt from there if you choose to use less pretzels.

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. You want this low so nothing burns and they just get a little toasty. Low and slow.

Place your pretzels in a bowl and combine oil, cinnamon and sugar, mixing well. Pour this mixture over the pretzels. Make sure each is coated.

Pour the coated pretzels onto your baking sheet. Place the pretzels in the oven for about 30 minutes, tossing every 10.

Remove, cool and taste!


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