Tell me what your favorite cereal is.  I mean your favorite ever.  But I’m talking about the one that you lived on as a kid.  Or the one that your mom wouldn’t buy because it had too much sugar.  Or the one that you won’t buy as an adult because you have no self-control and you would eat the whole box in one sitting.  Oh, just I do that?

I should really get some self-control.

Because here’s mine:

I bet you hadn’t guessed it.  I (again!) fell victim to Target and the strategic way they place their goods.  They just knew that I was going to walk right by the display of cereal.  And they just knew that I had been dreaming up a dip that dreams of tasting like my favorite cereal.  They just knew that I never buy cereal.

They knew all of that.  So what did I do?  I bought a box anyway, because, well, I really needed to make this dip.  Remember when I dreamed up this one?  Right.  You just don’t ignore dreams like this.  Right?!?

Paul and I were at my mom and dad’s house one weekend where there is always a plethora of cereal.  And I literally woke up thinking about how I could make a dip that tasted like cinnamon toast crunch.

And here it is.  A dip that is, surprisingly, healthy.  Thank you, Oikos.  A dip that will give the fruit at any baby shower, bridal shower, Bunko night or picnic a cinnamon-y sweet twist.  A dip that tastes like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, my friends!

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Cinnamon Toast Greek Yogurt Dip

Yield: 1-1/2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Healthy, creamy fruit dip made with Greek yogurt that hopes to emulate the flavors of Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Ingredients:

1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (I used fat-free)
2 Tbs. 1/3-less fat cream cheese
3 Tbs. powdered sugar
2 Tbs. light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Mix yogurt and cream cheese in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and mix until well-blended.

Transfer to a serving bowl and chill for at least one hour.

When ready to serve, garnish with cereal on top, if desired. Serve with fruit, graham crackers, marshmallows, etc.

Cassie's Notes:
I made this twice: once with some cereal stirred in and once without. I liked without much better as the cereal got very soggy the longer it sat. If you served this, and planned for it to be eaten quickly, I would recommend stirring in some cereal, the added crunch was good while it lasted!