Watch Video: Fried Cereal

What’s Your Mix?

Fried cereal is a colorful mix of our fave classic breakfast cereals tossed and toasted in melted salted butter! YUM!

Kids, adults and senior citizens love fried cereal. Eat it like popcorn!

Personalize your fried cereal by mixing together five or more of your favorite cereals. Name the mix after yourself. For example, if your name is Tiffany, call it “Tiffany Mix,” Melvin, it’s “Melvin Mix!”

The “Charles Phoenix Mix” is Apple Jacks, Lucky Charms, Cap’n Crunch, Honeycombs, Trix, Cocoa Puffs and Fruit Loops.

Invite your friends and relations to show up with a box of their favorite cereal…and their pajamas on!

BASIC RECIPE – makes 6 one-cup servings.

  • ½ stick of salted butter
  • 6 cups dry cereal – each cup a different cereal

1. Melt butter skillet (stove top or electric) on LOW heat.
2. When butter melts add cereal mixture.
3. Toss continuously for 3 or 4 minutes(-ish) until the room begins to smell of sweet buttery toasted cereal.
4. Remove from heat before cereal begins to brown. Don’t stop stirring or it will burn!
5. Serve warm or room temp

Helpful Hints!
#1: Make as much fried cereal at one time as your skillet can hold.
#2: A colorized cereal like Trix or Fruit Loops is recommended in each “mix” for color!
#3: For large party size bowls, fry each of your cereals separately and mix after frying.
#4: Fry your cereal in bacon fat if you don’t like salted butter.
#5: Eat leftovers for breakfast in a bowl with whole milk!
Corn Flakes 1906
Wheaties 1924
Rice Krispies 1928
Kix 1937
Cheerios 1941
Golden Crisp 1949
Corn Pops 1950
Frosted Flakes 1952
Honey Smacks 1953
Trix 1954
Cocoa Puffs 1956
Alpha-Bits 1958
Cap’n Crunch 1963
Fruit Loops 1963
Lucky Charms 1964
Apple Jacks 1965
Honeycomb 1965
Boo Berry 1973
Count Chocula 1971
Franken Berry 1971
Cookie Crisp 1977
Cinnamon Toast Crunch 1984
Reese’s Puffs 1994


Charles Phoenix holds a giant bowl of fried cereal


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15 Responses to “Watch Video: Fried Cereal”

  1. [...] exhibits the enthusiasm in this photo. If you see his video, you’ll get it, but really, Fried Cereal is delicious! Like crunchy candy. And it’s easy to make. What more do lazy photographers want [...]

  2. Helena says:

    What does Andrew do with the dust?

    I love you with all my heart, Charles.

  3. [...] box! This gorgeous specimen appears to be unused, but I won’t let that stop me. Bring on the fried cereal! This entry was posted in advertising, collections, food, holidays, kitchen, life-threatening [...]

  4. Cece says:


    Can I make this a day in advance or will it get soggy?


  5. Peggy says:

    You Guys, Aren’t you just DYING to know where Charles gets his ties???

    Thank you!

  6. Leslie Bridges says:

    I see Alpha Bits–one of my faves for sure, was introduced the year I was born. Love that! But can’t find them in the stores anymore :-( Remember Crispy Critters? They were alot like Alpha Bits, but in animal shapes. Now why would they drop such a fun cereal? And too bad those chintzy toys no longer come in cereal boxes, which is the only reason we begged mom to buy them long ago….

  7. [...] is back in his own Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen and he’s concocted a new recipe to make Fried Cereal. In this case, the cereal is sautéed in salted butter and is not deep-fried. His own personal mix [...]

  8. Susan says:

    Who remembers Pink Panther cereal? (Early 70′s-ish?) As I recall, basically Pink Frosted Flakes with a picture of the Pink Panther on the box, of course.

  9. inkylouise says:

    Yum! and your suit matches perfectly!!!! xxx

  10. Nila says:

    I used a little over 1/4 cup butter and three cups cereal to try it out. I used Multigrain Cheerios, Crispix, and Rice Crispies (the three we had left!) and added some brown sugar to sweeten it. Next time I’m going to add pecans and almond slivers to make a healthy sweet snack!

  11. Tim says:

    Im coocoo for fried coco puffs !!

  12. Sharene says:

    Hummm, I am having a hard time with the butter / cereal mixture. But I’ll try it, perhaps with:

    Frootloops, Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Chex & Life (Didn’t find those two on the list).

  13. THey are available from amazon of all places!

  14. suzy splab says:


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