It was driving me absolutely insane that there were two open boxes of Vita Brits in the cupboard, one half full and one with only crumbs in it. It’s quite annoying that by the time you get towards the end of a cereal box so much of it is broken and just too hard to serve to already messy kids.
In the past I’ve used cereal to make slices and cakes, so this time I tried making cookies.
The naturally crunchy texture of the Vita Brits made a fantastic base for the cookies. Once they had firmed up after cooking they crunched up as if they were straight out of the box again.
Leon absolutely loves sultanas, so with him in mind I added them to the mixture. I had every intention of serving these as breakfast for the kids, and a standard breakfast for Leon is a bowl of cereal with sultanas sprinkled on top. These cookies are basically that, with a few extras thrown in.
So if like me you can’t bring yourself to throw out the broken bits of cereal at the bottom of the box, give these a try. The result is a crunchy, moorish cookie with pops of sweetness and a coconuty flavour.
Sultana and Vita Brits Cookies
3 and 1/2 cups of crushed up Vita Brits
1/2 a cup of desicated coconut
1/4 of a cup of honey
1/2 a cup of softened unsalted butter
1/2 a cup of full cream milk
2 packets, or almost 1/2 a cup, of sultanas
Makes 13 cookies
1. Preheat the oven to 200°c.
2. Using your hands, crush up any big pieces of Vita Brits so you have a crumbly mixture in front of you.
3. Add all the other ingredients and using your hands, for the easiest way to combine everything, work the mixture with your fingers, crumbling up the vita brits further and incorporating the softened butter as you go.
4. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and roll your mixture into balls, tablespoon size. Then press them down. How they look now is how they’ll stay, they won’t spread once baked.
5. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until they darken slightly in colour on top and the bottom goes light brown. They will be soft to the touch, but will firm once cooled.
6. Cool on a wire rack.
And there you have a quick, easy way to use up the leftover Vita Brits in the cupboard. They were a big hit here, and if your kids like cereal for breakfast they will no doubt get a kick out of eating these different, but still very healthy, cookies.
Nutrition facts based on one cookie. Note that I did make 13 cookies, but one was miniture in size and could have easily been distributed into the other 12 had I had time. So these totals are for 1 out of 12 cookies.