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Paleo Chocolate Cereal

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Last Updated on December 7, 2020


Somehow I found myself wandering through the middle of the grocery store, well, more to the point,  the cereal aisle. I must have looked for nuts or something to end up in the isle but while visiting, a lot of my childhood memories rose up and slapped me in the face.

I can not count on my fingers and toes the numbers of boxes of Captain Crunch that tore the living daylights out of the roof of my mouth. Seriously. I don’t know if that’s a rite of passage as a kid or what, but it never stopped me from devouring box after box of it.

My absolute favorite cereal as a kid was Cocoa Puffs and my visit down sugary memory lane had me nostalgic for a taste. I decided to try my hand at making a Paleo cereal version.



Ok, first off, right out of the oven this stuff is crazy good.

Do not eat a huge bowl of it because you will absolutely burst at the seams.

It is filling. I’m warning you ok.

Second, this will soften up over time. I didn’t store it in an airtight container and that may be why but by day three is was softer -still yummy- but softer.  It was almost the consistency of a graham cracker.

Third, when I make this in the future I will simply make it a flat cereal like Paleo Chex.  Why? One – rolling it into small 1/4″  balls takes a lot of time and I am too LAZY to do that.

Also, when rolled flat it was super crispy.  This recipe would also work well as a chocolate graham cracker – just saying.


Yield: 10

Paleo Chocolate Cereal

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 Tablespoon ghee, or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoon Coconut flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 Tablespoon Cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup honey


  1. First grind the almonds in a food processor or blender until you have a flour.
  2. Add the ground almonds, ghee, sea salt, coconut flour, egg white, honey and cacao power to a bowl and mix with a spoon until you have a dough.
  3. Either:
  4. a) Place the dough onto a piece of parchment paper. Place a second piece of parchment paper over the top and roll it until it is ¼” thick. With a wet knife, score it into 1” squares. Place the parchment paper on a baking sheet when finished.
  5. or
  6. b) Take a small pinch of the dough and roll into a ¼ round ball and set on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Turn on your oven and set to 350 degrees and bake for 15 - 18 minutes for cereal balls or bake for 8 to 12 minutes for flat cereal.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan.
  9. Top with your favorite milk and enjoy!
  10. You can store this in an airtight jar for 3 to 4 days (if it lasts that long).

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g

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Friday 20th of November 2020

Can I use chia seeds soaked in water to substitute the egg white? I'm not vegan but I'm terrible at separating egg whites and I don't want to use up my eggs

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

You can try or just use an egg subsitute


Sunday 7th of July 2019

What is the serving size for nutritional info?

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

1/2 cup


Sunday 24th of February 2019

WOW! I made these because I am paleo for a month right now and they are so Delicious!! They taste like little brownies! Next time I am making a double batch cause they go so fast !

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 26th of February 2019

So glad you enjoyed them Morgan!


Thursday 20th of July 2017

I did some digging and found that 1 cup whole almonds equals 1 1/2 cup ground almond flour. This is what the calculator I found said exactly:

Enter Your Amount: 1 cup, whole of Nuts, almonds Equals: 1.51 of cup, ground

Will try the recipe using this data as I don't have whole almonds. I love the fine texture of Hoosier Hill almond flour!


Thursday 20th of July 2017

Sorry...meant to say Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour.

Hoosier Hill is a protein powder I also use for baking sometimes. (I'm actually grain free/low carb, not true paleo. Most paleo recipes work for grain free people too.)


Tuesday 27th of June 2017

Going to make these... but in a piping bag and squeeze little ball shapes out ????

Wish me luck!

Kelly Bejelly

Sunday 27th of August 2017

great idea!

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