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Kids On Food: Cinnamon Crunch Biscuit Bites

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How big can one moms smile get?  So big that her cheeks ache and her eyes water and she feels like her heart will burst.  Come on moms...you've all been there numerous times and you know what I'm talking about, right?  Sweet Thang has library day once a week at school and gets to pick two books per week to bring home.  How awesome is it that one of the books he picks (quite often, actually) is a kids cookbook!?  He flips through it and has a few choices picked out by the time he brings it home.  The very first thing that he showed me he wanted to make in his latest selection was (amazingly) something that we had all of the ingredients in the house for already. Yes, I let my kids eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch.  And for some reason, I felt an urge to buy a couple cans of refrigerator biscuits when they were on sale for dirt cheap just a few days before.  Kismet.  They turned out to be a fun snack that scented the house with comfort and anticipation.  Warm and straight from the oven with a cold glass of milk...yum.
Cinnamon Crunch Biscuit Bites
inspired by/adapted from Pillsbury Kids Cookbook
makes 32-48 bites

¼ c. sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tube (16.3 oz.) Large Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits (like Grands, 8 per tube)
 6 Tbs. butter
2-3 c. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Combine sugar and cinnamon in a gallon-size zippered baggy.  Cut each round of biscuit dough into four or six wedges (depending on how big you want the bites).  Drop into the baggy with cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Zip up the bag and shake and toss and turn to coat.  Pour everything into a large, wide bowl or deep dish.

Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stove top.  Pour the cereal into the same baggy that you just emptied out.  Seal it and crush the cereal with a rolling pin.  Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the cinnamon-sugar coated dough wedges.  Toss around so that all of the surfaces are coated.  Now pour the crushed cereal over the top of that and toss them all around until the crushed cereal sticks to the butter coated cinnamon-sugar dough wedges.  Basically, you're breading them.

Spread out evenly on a sheet tray that has been lined with a silpat, parchment paper, or foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Make sure none of the wedges are touching...they need space to brown well.  Slide into the oven and bake for ~11-13 minutes, or until golden.

Eat warm with a big glass of milk to wash them down.  Or pop leftovers in your mouth later.  They're still good.
We decided that next time we were going to try this using our favorite homemade biscuit dough.  We'll simply roll it out and use a biscuit cutter per usual, then cut the biscuits into wedges like we did for the refrigerator dough.  It might take a few moments longer, but I'm guessing they'll be even better this way.  No matter which dough you decide to go with, this is fun business for the whole family to get involved in...the eating and the making.
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43 comments

  1. These sound super good. Love the idea. I have a sweet treat linky party every weekend and I'd like to invite you to stop by then and link these fabulous bites up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

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  2. That's one smart kid! =) I'm pretty sure I'd have that same face.

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  3. wow...these r absolutely cute and delicious bites ! I'm very sure my daughter's going to love it as well.

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  4. Your Son is absolutely adorable..really love the twinkle in his eyes.

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  5. Que maravilla, esto es para no parar.

    Saludos

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  6. these sound beyond delicious, and what a sweet boy you have. i'll definitely have to tell my sister about them so she can make them for my nephew (20 months).

    but perhaps first i should try them first... you know... to make sure they're suitable... who says you have to be a kid to enjoy!

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  7. He looks adorable,cinnamon biscuits bites looks fabulous..

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  8. thanks for sharing the cookbook I was
    definitely looking for a kid friendly
    cookbook.

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  9. You have a future chef there! I love the the picutes, he looks so happy and proud :)

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  10. What a cutie and such pretty eyes! I think it's adorable that he brings home cookbooks. He sure did pick out a winning recipe. These look great!

    P.S. I have cinnamon toast crunch too:)

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  11. Your son is a handsome young man and these cinny bites look awesome! I just so happen to have all those ingredients on hand today as well. I think I will try them out today, thanks for posting!!

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  12. Those look great, and a fun snack! He is a sweetie, good name choice form him. When you use a homemade biscuit recipe, try angle biscuits, you will love the texture with this treat. Have a good week.

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  13. My Little Man is going to LOVE these!!!

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  14. My kids would LOVE these! My 10 y/o loves a cookbook and watches cooking shows all the time. I'm raising a foodie! We'll have to give these a try.

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  15. I love these biscuits girl chef look awesome! gloria

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  16. I love these biscuits. Love your kids taste too. I would be very proud if my biscuits turned out this good.

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  17. How cute and delicious Heather! And how great that your son got into the action!!! Love that. I keep telling my youngest I am going to let him guest post sometime...the makes awesome crepes! lol

    Isn't it funny how we feel guilty about letting our kids eat sugary cereals? I let mine eat them...but I find they mostly eat them as snacks...and as far as that goes....sugary cereal, even with all its sugar, makes a pretty good and healthy snack vs. a bag of oreos or something! :) So long live the sugary cereals...because as far as I am concerned...its part of being a kid!!! lol

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  18. I pulled this up earlier to show my kids and they are begging me to make it!

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  19. wow, those biscuits are to die for. Love the color, texture, size and everything about it.

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  20. He's so darn cute! Love that photo with Sweet Thang's mouth hanging open. Kids are so enthusiastic about stuff.

    Hey, thanks for my Mad Housewife package which I received yesterday. My husband says I look foxy in the purple tee!

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  21. Ah, I love cinnamon toast crunch! So do my kids, but I would have to hide the box because it only lasts one meal around here! Your sweet thang is adorable and will makes a wicked treat! Thanks for sharing Heather with the hearth and soul hop!

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  22. He is SO adorable!! No wonder you call him Sweet Thang! The recipe sounds yummy, I know the kids will love these :-)

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  23. Oh..I love those plump cookies! My kids are gonna thank you Girlie :)

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  24. My kids LOVE cinnamon toast crunch and they would love this. I am a new follower and would love a follow back at The Farm Girl Recipes. Thanks!

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  25. How freakin cute, and the biscuits look great too! I have been craving them lately, but with gravy...would that work with these...um maybe not :)

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  26. wow this is a genius recipe - bet these are addictive too!
    Your son is a handsome young man with the prettiest eyes ever :)
    US Masala

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  27. CUTENESS. Do I see a future food blogger in the making?

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  28. OMG these make me smile, as I finish lunch I wish I had one for dessert.

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  29. These sound amazing. I've tried something like these, but not quite all this yummyness! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day! ♥ BJ

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  30. These cinnamon crunch biscuit looks delicious. Your prince looks cute.

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  31. Fabulous recipe! You have a wonderful blog, I am following..can't wait to find more yummy recipes :)

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  32. Ciao ! I'm dreaming about them but (luckily for my diet) they do not sell ready to make biscuits over here !!

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  33. Your boy is so cute it hurts! Yes, I know that smile....we bought a few kids cookbooks from the Scholastic book sales at Tristan's school over the years.

    Great looking treats you guys made!

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  34. this is so precious! what a wonderful treat for kids!

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  35. You just got me thinking...Out of all of the hundreds of books in my classroom library, not even one of them is a cookbook. What have I been thinking! Now I know just what I need to add to my classroom. :) Those little crunchy bites look yummy!

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  36. Oh the Joy! Simply priceless...

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  37. OMG!!! They look amazing!!!!! A bit like mini scones. And love the joyful expression on your son's face. :D

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  38. Those look so delicious. I need one right now..ha.

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  39. He looks like Daniel Radcliffe! You've got some competition as the chief cook in the family!

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  40. You let your kid have Cinnamon Toast Crunch?!?! You horrible person, I'm calling Child Protective Services....


    (Just as soon as I go hide the Apple Jacks and Capn Crunch Crunchberries in our pantry)

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  41. what a fun snack...now i am craving sugar cereal...cinnamon and warm bread. thanks for that! :) thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

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