Easy Cereal Cookies {With Froot Loops}

Quick and easy cereal cookies recipe with chocolate cake mix, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft, chewy and coated in colorful Froot Loops. Great for rainbow parties or St.Patrick’s day.

I was doing some midnight baking yesterday and thought it would be fun to make Fruit Loops chocolate cookies. I was a little worried that the Fruit Loops might become soggy and icky but that didn’t happen at all, yay! These cookies turned out to be very rich and choco-licious and the fruit loops added a nice crunch and a fruity taste. Plus, they are so fun and colorful, just like a rainbow. I think these would be perfect for St.Patrick’s day or even a rainbow themed birthday party! This Easy Cereal Cake {With Trix} would make a great companion to these cookies.

Easy Cereal Cookies With Chocolate Cake Mix and Froot Loops on Colorful Background

How to make easy cereal cookies recipe with cake mix?

  1. Make cookie dough– Combine wet ingredients, and then add the cake mix.
  2. Chill dough– Form into small balls.
  3. Roll in Fruit Loops– Until coated.
  4. Bake– Until edges are firm but center is slightly soft.   
  5. Cool cookies– On the tray. Enjoy!

Key ingredients for crispy chocolate cereal cookies

  • Cake mix– Chocolate was my choice this time but you can use any flavor you like.
  • Fruit Loops cereal– They are fun and colorful and stay crisp during baking. You can replace this with your favorite cereal choice.
Partially Eaten Chocolate Cookie With Rainbow Froot Loops on a Colorful Background


Try other cereal options– Such as Captain Crunch, Lucky Charms, Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Puffs, or Trix.

Use other cake mixes– Such as vanilla, Funfetti, strawberry, or lemon.

Try other extracts– Such as orange, lemon, or another fruity flavor.

Cookie add-in options– Like chocolate chips, nuts, or mini marshmallows.

Make cookie sandwiches– Fill with icing such as American Buttercream Frosting Recipe, White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, How to Make Homemade Stabilized Whipped Cream, or even Chocolate Whipped Cream {3 Ingredients}.

Add a drizzle– Such as melted milk chocolate or white chocolate or this Easy Chocolate Ganache {2 Ingredients}.

Tips and techniques for Froot Loops Cookies

Cereal should be roughly chopped– Do not finely chopped or pulse the cereal into a powder. It just won’t look nice.

What to do if the dough is crumbly? Mix in some water or milk 1 tbsp at a time. 

What to do if the dough is too sticky? Chill it until it becomes easier to handle.

Use your hands to press the cereal into the dough balls– Because otherwise the cereal will have a hard time sticking and staying attached to the dough ball.

How to know when cookies are done? The edges will be firm and the center will be slightly soft.

Cool cookies completely on the tray– Because this prevents them from breaking and falling apart when removed from the tray.

How many cookies does this make? It makes about 20 cookies, but this will depend on the size of your dough balls. Larger cookies equals fewer cookies.

Stack of Crispy Chocolate Cookies on Colorful Background


Room temperature– In a cookie jar for 2-3 days.

Refrigerate– There is no need to refrigerate these. Plus, the Froot Loops may become a little soggy from the moisture in the fridge.

Freeze– I would not freeze these cookies because the Froot Loops may become soggy upon thawing.

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Easy Cereal Cookies (With Cake Mix)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Quick and easy cereal cookies recipe with chocolate cake mix, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft, chewy and coated in colorful Froot Loops. Great for rainbow parties or St.Patrick's day.
Yield: 20 Cookies



  • In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, oil, vanilla extract, almond extract and mix until fluffy.
  • Add cake mix and mix until just combined. 
  • Chill dough for 20-30 minutes to make it easier to handle. 
  • Scoop out small portions of the dough and form small balls.
  • Roll balls in a bowl of roughly chopped Fruit Loops cereal until coated. You will have to use your fingers to really press them onto the dough balls.
  • Place balls on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes or until edges are firm but center is slightly soft.   
  • Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool in the tray and then, enjoy.


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for 2-3 days. 
  • If the dough is very crumbly and you are having a hard time making balls, then add a little milk or water (1 tbsp at a time) and mix the dough again.


Calories: 143kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 198mg, Potassium: 81mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 74IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 35mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 143
Author: Abeer Rizvi

4 comments on “Easy Cereal Cookies {With Froot Loops}”

  1. These are just too much fun! Perfect for spring time!

  2. Absolutely love this delicious recipe, so much fun!
    5 stars

  3. My boys love love love fruity cereal. Like they think I’m the coolest mom on Earth when I let them eat it! They would absolutely flip for these cookies!5 stars

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