Recipes

    Cheerios® Cute and Crunchy Cereal Flower Pops

    Turn your cereal into a masterpiece with these simple-to-make lollipops. All you need is a selection of cereals and some imagination!
    Preparation Time
    15 min
    Cooking Time
    0
    Cooling Time
    0
    Skill Level
    Medium
    Serving Size
    12

    Ingredients

    • 200 g Dark chocolate
    • Glacé cherries / strawberries
    • A variety of different Nestlé cereals
    • 1 Honeydew melon or pineapple
    • 3 Fresh strawberries, optional
    • 3 Red grapes, optional
    • 12 Wooden skewers or lollipop sticks

    Instructions

    • Use a melon or pineapple to make a vase and make various styles of Nestlé cereal flowers.
    • The options are endless, one to really let the kids use their imagination.
    • Break the dark chocolate into small pieces and place in a microwavable bowl.
    • Microwave on medium in 20 second blasts, stirring every time until melted, but not hot.
    • Using the teaspoon make round pools of chocolate on the prepared baking sheet.
    • Place the wooden skewers into the chocolate at one end, twisting it to coat it and make secure.
    • While the chocolate is still setting, press in your desired cereals to form petals and the flower centres.
    • Try to mix up the colours to make pretty coloured flowers.
    • Chill for 10 minutes, until set.
    • Peel the cereal flowers off the greaseproof paper.
    • Push the skewers into the pineapple to make an eye-catching centrepiece, or display the flowers by placing them into a glass.

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      How can I find foods made with whole grain?

      Two things to remember: • Look for food labels where the word 'whole' appears in front of the name of the grain, like “whole wheat” or “wholemeal bread”. • For foods with more than one ingredient, make sure whole grain is listed towards the top of the ingredients list. The further up the list it is, the more whole grain has been used in the recipe. And look out for the percentage of whole grain. You should find this in the ingredients list too.

      What’s the difference between a whole grain and a refined grain?

      A ‘whole’ grain has more nutrients than a ‘refined’ grain, because all parts of the grain are retained – kernel, bran, endosperm and germ – along with their fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. But most of the bran and germ are removed when producing refined grains. Whole grains therefore contain more nutrients than refined grains.

      What is gluten?

      The general name for proteins found in cereal grains such as wheat. It holds the food together, like a ‘glue’, and gives dough its elasticity.

      How much whole grain do I need to eat every day?

      Keep it simple: make grains the base of your diet and choose whole grains over refined grains wherever possible. U.S Dietary Guidelines recommend eating 3 servings (48g) a day. So, whenever you look for breakfast cereals, bread, pasta, rice or flour to cook at home, look for the word “whole”, ideally among the first ingredients in the list.

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