My maternal grandmother used to mix different cereals for breakfast: corn flakes, all-bran, granola. Nowadays you can create your own cereal online and select from a wide range of healthy (grandma would be proud) ingredients like quinoa flakes and amaranth. I loved watching grandma and her DIY cereal and am very curious about the fancy designer muesli, but, what about the junk-y varieties? Why is no one mixing those?

For nights when I’m exhausted or need a quick sugar fix I keep my shelves (the harder to reach ones) stocked with stuff like Lucky Charms and Golden Grahams, but most notably, Cocoa Pebbles or Cocoa Puffs. For the longest time I’d buy either Pebbles or Puffs, never quite certain about whether I preferred the quick-to-sog Pebbles that leave behind super chocolate-y milk or the crunchier Puffs that only leach out a modest amount of color and flavor. And then one day, The Solution: See below for my genius recipe that guarantees Augustus Gloop-worthy chocolate milk plus some textural contrast.

1 cup Cocoa Pebbles cereal
1 cup milk
1/2  cup Cocoa Puffs cereal

– Combine Pebbles and milk in cereal bowl. Let sit, stirring once or twice, for about 5 minutes, until the milk is deep chocolate.

-Add Puffs and eat immediately.