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20 Cereal Recipes to Stress-Eat Between New Episodes of Serial

Serial, cereal—same same, right?

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Maybe you're still obsessively googling "Adnan Syed" to see how tight his alibi for the murder of his ex-girlfriend really is. Maybe you've already listened to Season 2, Episode 1, and are wondering how in the world you're going to keep from eating all your fingernails between episodes. Maybe you're so stoked to hear Sarah Koenig's voice again that it's like drugs after delirium tremens. Whatever your psychological state with this news, we're here for you.

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To celebrate a new nail-biting season (that's hopefully not as disappointing as the second season of True Detective turned out to be), here are 20 cereal-based recipes so you can stress-eat happy between episodes:

1. Cinnamon Spice Rice Krispie Treat S'mores

Rice Krispie Treats + S'mores = Best cereal (Serial?) treat ever. Get the recipe.
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Rice Krispie Treats + S'mores = Best cereal (Serial?) treat ever. Get the recipe.

2. Cracklin' Oat Bran Granola

If you don't already love Cracklin' Oat Bran, you should. Get the recipe.
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If you don't already love Cracklin' Oat Bran, you should. Get the recipe.

3. Scotcheroos (Rice Krispies with Peanut Butter, Butterscotch & Chocolate)

Regular Rice Krispie Treats are good, but add peanut butter, butterscotch chips, and a chocolate topping and they'll be even better. Get the recipe.
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Regular Rice Krispie Treats are good, but add peanut butter, butterscotch chips, and a chocolate topping and they'll be even better. Get the recipe.

4. Thinking Outside the Rice Krispies Box

Welcome the snap, crackle, pop to the savory breakfast. Get the recipe.
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Welcome the snap, crackle, pop to the savory breakfast. Get the recipe.

5. Cracklin' Coconut Cherry Macaroons

If coconut macaroons and oatmeal cookies had a love child, it would be these cookies. Get the recipe.
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If coconut macaroons and oatmeal cookies had a love child, it would be these cookies. Get the recipe.

6. Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Take the best part of cereal, and turn it into the best part of any meal: dessert. Get the recipe.
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Take the best part of cereal, and turn it into the best part of any meal: dessert. Get the recipe.

7. Cracklin' Oat Bran Crust

Another way to take your relationship with cracklin' oat bran to the next level. Get the recipe.
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Another way to take your relationship with cracklin' oat bran to the next level. Get the recipe.

8. Homemade Crackly Candy Bars

This is stress-eating food. Get the recipe.
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This is stress-eating food. Get the recipe.

9. Raspberry-Rhubarb Crumble with Cracklin' Oat Bran Topping

Let's get ready to cruuuuumble. Get the recipe.
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Let's get ready to cruuuuumble. Get the recipe.

10. Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Now you can enjoy your favorite childhood cereal without ending up in a sugar coma. Get the recipe.
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Now you can enjoy your favorite childhood cereal without ending up in a sugar coma. Get the recipe.

11. Snack Mix

Picture your favorite snacks: pretzels, peanuts, bagel chips, cereal, Fritos, all baked together and toasty. This recipe is that dream. Get the recipe.
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Picture your favorite snacks: pretzels, peanuts, bagel chips, cereal, Fritos, all baked together and toasty. This recipe is that dream. Get the recipe.

12. Cereal Treats

These cereal bars are even better than you remember. Get the recipe.
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These cereal bars are even better than you remember. Get the recipe.

13. Salted Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow

If you don't know what puppy chow is, you need to reassess your priorities. Get the recipe.
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If you don't know what puppy chow is, you need to reassess your priorities. Get the recipe.

14. What I Do For Love Bran Muffins

Also known as "What I Do for Serial Bran Muffins." Get the recipe.
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Also known as "What I Do for Serial Bran Muffins." Get the recipe.

15. Homemade Crunch Bars

Stash these in the freezer as a favor to your future self. Get the recipe.
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Stash these in the freezer as a favor to your future self. Get the recipe.

16. Caramelized Crispy Rice Bark

This is a grown up crunch bar. Get the recipe.
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This is a grown up crunch bar. Get the recipe.

17. Wasabi Pea Snack Mix

This snack mix is for when you've realized that eating an entire store-bought container of wasabi peas every three days is not a sustainable practice. Get the recipe.
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This snack mix is for when you've realized that eating an entire store-bought container of wasabi peas every three days is not a sustainable practice. Get the recipe.

18. Korean Style Crispy Rice Chicken Wings

You haven't tasted fried chicken until you've had these wings. Get the recipe.
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You haven't tasted fried chicken until you've had these wings. Get the recipe.

19. The Best Kitchen Sink Cookies

Anything called "the best," we like to take seriously. These cookies are no exception. Get the recipe.
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Anything called "the best," we like to take seriously. These cookies are no exception. Get the recipe.

20. Date Crisp Balls

This blurs the line between cookie and candy and we love it. Get the recipe.
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This blurs the line between cookie and candy and we love it. Get the recipe.

Amanda Sims contributed to this post. For more, visit Food52.

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