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!
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
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
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.
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!