Usually around this time of year you can find Monster Cereals stocked on grocery shelves. However, I have yet to see the faces Boo Berry, Frankenberry, or Count Chocula in the cereal aisle. It could still be too early or it could be that I’m shopping at the wrong stores. With impatience getting the best of me, I decided to create them in cookie form over the weekend.
Do you remember these guys?
The Monster Cereals were always a favorite of mine as a kid. Even now, as 30-year-old adult I look forward to buying them each Halloween season. Thinking back, cereals sure have changed from how they were in the 80s and 90s. Remember all the cool toys you had to dig for in cereal boxes? Nowadays, it seems cereals only offer kids not-so-fun mazes or word search puzzles on the box art. But I digress.
Here’s a blast-from-the-past commercial showcasing all three flavors.
General Mills actually had two more monsters to this lineup- Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy. I never did get to sample them before they were discontinued. I imagine they tasted kind of like Fruit Loops with added Lucky Charms marshmallows.
Well for this cookie batch I stuck to the three I knew best:
With each character, I also made little bite-sized pieces of the cereal shapes. I remember them being ghost shapes, similar to the Pac-Man ghosts. But with the marshmallows, I took the liberty of creating my own shapes because I don’t remember what the actual shapes were. I do remember they were hard to make out. They were just blobs of sugary goodness.
Out of all the cereals, I think my favorite was Frankenberry. I loved the pink, strawberry-flavored milk it would leave behind.
Boo Berry I would get on rare occasions. I didn’t hate it. I’m just not a huge fan of blue foods, in general. (I’m weird.) Here he is with fun little ghost-shaped marshmallows.
Count Chocula was a good one, too. That cereal was a crowd pleaser and tended to be the most in stock.
I made the Count with and without a cape collar. I was unsure if having the collar made his head too small in comparison to the sizes I made for Frankenberry and Boo Berry. Both came out pretty nicely, though.
These cereals may only appear on store shelves around Halloween, however you can buy them year-round on Amazon. I would just question how much these frosted icons contributed to that mythical “nutritious” breakfast.