[This post is sponsored by Cheerios™ | Opinions and recipes are my own]
Summer is here! Along with the anticipated arrival of summer we celebrate the cheer of the season and my little prince Lucien with the creation of a half birthday dessert featuring Cheerios™
I rolled my eyes at the idea of a 1/2 Birthday. But the new mom in me said to go for it. I set the scene of Prince Lucien’s half Birthday kidnic on the Turtle Pond lawn of Central Park. It set the perfect summer day to enjoy a picnic at le Château de Lucien. I created a no hassle menu, including a tasty & fun dessert with Cheerios™. Children easily acquire food allergies. This was my biggest fear and concern in selecting menu choices. Instead of a traditional cake, I went for a kid safe dessert experience for Lucien and his royal court.
Realizing that Cheerios are usually the choice of a lot of parents for their children; I prepared a sweet potato pie utilizing Cheerios as a crumble. Plated on an appetizer spoon, I sprinkled a crumbled mixture of honey nut cheerios™, apple cheerios™ and graham cracker atop the sweet potato. What a beautiful interpretation of a classic dessert and an everlasting summer memory we created with our family, friends and Cheerios™. #SummerOfCheerios
To achieve this royal dessert you can head to your local Walmart for a wide variety of Cheerios flavors (Cheerios™, Honey Nut Cheerios™, Fruity Cheerios™, Multi-Grain Cheerios™, Frosted Cheerios™, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios™, Chocolate Cheerios™). I purchased all of the listed ingredients at Walmart and found coupons to save on my shopping here.
WHAT I USED:
5 Large Sweet Potatoes (peeled and cut in cubes)
1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Baby Milk (any brand)
1Teaspoon of fresh grated ginger
1/2 cup Honey Nut Cheerios™ (crushed )
1/2 cup Apple Cheerios™ (crushed)
1/2 cup Graham Crackers (crushed/any brand)
- Peel and cut the Sweet potatoes into small cubes
- Boil sweet potato in a large pot with about a half cup of water for 30-45 min
- Use a potato masher and mash the potatoes; then add the baby milk, brown sugar and ginger. Mix with a spoon until it is the desired consistency.
- In a food processor crush the Cheerios™ and Graham Cracker mixture.
- Plate the sweet potatoes as desired and sprinkle the crumble atop
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