CEREAL HAND PIES

May 17, 2019

Sponsored by Walmart

 

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day, however not all Americans are fortunate enough to start their day off with a meal. Did you know that 40 million Americans struggle with food insecurity? Yep, that’s 1 out of every 8 Americans. As a new mom, I strongly believe that kids and families should not have to struggle with food insecurity. I’m honored to share the exciting news that Walmart and Feeding America® are doing something about it! Starting now through May 20th, you are able help secure a meal by simply making one purchase. When you purchase certain products at a Walmart store or at Walmart.com, you’ll help secure a meal through Feeding America for someone in need. I invite you to participate in Walmart’s 6th Annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign. It’s really so easy!

 

P.S- “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” is a long-standing effort in which Walmart aims to end food insecurity in local communities across the US by partnering with Feeding America, brand suppliers and customers to help secure meals for those in need.

 

I chose to get involved in this amazing cause and picked up a few boxes of cereal on a recent trip to Walmart for a recipe that reinvents a classic breakfast treat to make Cereal hand pies. No spoons needed! Enjoy them for breakfast or treat yourself to this dessert any time of the day.

 

To create, you will need:

 

Cereal (anyone works!)

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Oreo O’s

Pre-made pie dough

Circle cutter

Egg

Cookie icing (any color!)

 

Filing:

Cream cheese

Powered sugar

Vanilla extract

Water

*Mix 3 cups of powdered sugar with one package of cream cheese. Stir in one tablespoon of water, and a teaspoon of Vanilla extract

 

 

Make sure your pie dough is room temperate, roll out and use a circle cutter to make your pie shapes.

 

Separately, in a blender, or even crush by hand, you want to take some cereal to crush up into a dust-like consistency. This will be sprinkled inside your mini pie.

 

Add a layer of cream filling and spread in a circle, leaving some room around the outside edge of the crust. Continue to sprinkle the cereal dust on top.

 

Cover the pie, with the unused dough circle. Depending on the dough, you may have to use your finger and wet with water to seal the edges. After the top is on the pie, press the back of a fork all the way around to create a tight seal for the pie.

 

Preheat your oven to 350. Place pies onto a baking sheet. Personally, I am a big fan of always using parchment paper, so they don’t stick onto the trays and makes for an easier clean up! Brush a light egg wash onto the tops, which will help to create a nice golden-brown flakey crust while baking in the oven. Pies should bake for about 20-25 minutes, depending on your oven. Be sure to check in on them periodically when baking.

 

After the pies have had time to cool down completely, drizzle a colorful cookie icing on top in a zig zag pattern.

 

While the icing is still wet, layer additional pieces of cereal on top.

 

Too bad this screen doesn’t have scratch ‘n sniff capabilities!

 

YUMMMMMMMMM!

 

This is a fun recipe to make at home with kids!

 

Don’t forget, each participating product purchased at Walmart between now and May 20th, 2019, the manufacturer will donate $0.10 to Feeding America – enough to secure at least 1 meal on behalf of local food banks. For more details, visit Walmart.com/FightHunger and help to spark change!

 

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