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  1. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    My favourite was Nutri Grain or Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. And yet there was no trace of Iron Man within me. Sexist advertising bleuch!

  2. Shenandoah Vegan

    I’m lost. What does this recipe have to do with Coco Pops?

  3. Liesl

    Haha! You’ve brought back so many memories, but just try to imagine having to share that Coco-pops box with two other siblings – aargh!
    By the way I should introduce myself to you – hi, I’m Liesl & I love reading your blog 🙂

  4. Cadry

    Aw, I’d forgotten all about those little mini boxes of cereal! I thought they were so adorable and that they’d be perfect for my play kitchen, where I spent lots of time. However, my parents wouldn’t buy them, because they were much pricier than just buying one box of cereal. Besides that, I wasn’t a big cereal fan anyway. I liked the boxes much more than I liked the actual cereal inside. Then I was in the hospital for a month when I was 9 or 10, and they had those boxes of cereal as part of my meal plan. So I saved them to play with at home.

  5. Bronwyn

    Oh my! That takes me straight back to my childhood memories! Not that we ever had to share the Coco Pops. I loved the Sultana Bran, and yes, as a kid who had porridge for breakfast everyday, Sultana Bran WAS a treat. I’m not sure it’s the cereal varieties or just being able to have your own mini cereal box that was more special. We are on holidays at the moment at the South Coast and have just tried the latest honey joy with chocolate coating offering from Kelloggs. It’s nothing like how you make them yourself and I’ll be sure to give yours a go when I get home!

  6. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    This reminds me so much of my (Australian) grandmother. She would probably not have thought to throw in marshmallows, but the rest – just her type of slice.

    And that lonely box of holiday cocoa pops? We had 3 children in our family, so you can picture the sad state of affairs once we shared it out!

  7. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Even in the US there were always the boxes of cereal nobody liked and we were not permitted to open the next carton of boxes until all the cereal was gone. OR.. the unopened carton got hauled back home.

    One of these slices would have been better than that. 🙂

  8. leaf (the indolent cook)

    I like Coco Pops, and I like cornflakes too. On the other hand, I’m not much into marshmallows. But this slice sounds delicious!

  9. Choc Chip Uru

    This is like LCM bars with a delicious homemade twist! Great idea 😀


  10. Margaret

    I remember those variety packs. 30 grams was nowhere near enough food though, even when I was a child.
    I ate 1/4 of the huge family pack of Cocoa Pops for breakfast – and I was a very thin child so it was encouraged. 😉


    What if you used Coco Pops instead of Corn Flakes for the recipe? 🙂

  12. Hotly Spiced

    We had those little variety packs on special occasions too but there were five of us so just imagine the odds of getting that box of cocoa pops! And it wasn’t as if we ever had cocoa pops in the house at any other time of the year. I grew up with the choice of rice bubbles, cornflakes or weetbix. And we were told to be grateful because we had ‘choice’. Your marshmallow/cornflake combo looks really good xx

  13. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Hahaha great story and I can relate…because growing up my parents would buy the variety packs and the only thing I really liked was Frosties hehe do they still have it now? Use to love it and actually I don’t mind Coco pops hehe

    I’ve made a similar slice before so easy and so delicious!

  14. Linda

    I don’t remember the cereals in the package as much as the process of making the tiny box into its own dish. Does that still work that way? There was something quite entertaining about creating a bowl from a box…even if it leaked.

  15. Linda

    Well, I’m much older than you so maybe they no longer are but when I was a kid (back in the Dark Ages) you could make a bowl out of the box using the perforated marks to open the side of the box like a window and pour the milk on the cereal right in the box. But as noted they could leak. HA Maybe they decided that was too much and removed that option in later years. I remember our variety being more interesting too with corn pops and rice krispies and such. I know the cornflakes were the last to go but I remembered more than coco pops in the mix. Like Cracker Jack’s and the cooler toys we got in the box. Now the prizes are tiresome nothing but back when they could be pretty cool!

  16. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    I always wanted those American snack packs of cereal, but then I’d get them and guarenteed would only eat one box and leave the rest. Oh how I HATED sweet cereals! BUT I loved rice krispie bars with gooey marshmallow so I accept this coco pops alternative. 😉

    Yes, that brand of math sounds terrible! Fortunately as an only child, this wasn’t the kind of math I had to deal with often.

  17. Helen (Grab Your Fork)

    Lasts a few hours, I reckon! And at least you got the multipack. Our Mum just packed the regular box of Weetbix. Hmph.

  18. Sarah

    Hah! I have a box of those mini cereals in my pantry RIGHT NOW. I always loved coco pops, but was mystified by Froot Loops which just tasted like sweet gross-ness to me. I never understood why other kids thought they were a treat.