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Its Children’s Day: Let’s Celebrate El Dia del Niño With Cereal Cupcakes

April 22, 2016

All around the world Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is celebrated, but its Mexico that has a special holiday for children.  El Dia del Niño is a day filled with activities, and children look forward to a holiday of their own with fun, gifts, events and special treats.

On Children’s Day, the main focus is on the children and making them feel special. All over Mexico, special events with clowns, magicians, music, shows and balloons take place and now you’ll even see those traditions celebrated in the United States. In fact, you’ll see amusement parks as well as zoos and children’s museums create their own celebrations and offer discounts or special deals for children.

It’s definitely a celebration and Mexican tradition filled with laughter, when adults are reminded of the importance of childhood and children teach us how joyful and simple life can be.  Being that family is important in our culture, I want to make sure I continue to share those traditions with my nieces and nephews.  So why not celebrate El Dia del Niño with combining two of their favorite treats, cereal and cupcakes!

Lucky Charms Cereal Cupcakes

At first, I was inspired to bake classic rice crispy treats, then I came across a Pinterest recipe that featured Lucky Charms Rice Crispy Treats, which is still on my to-do list.  But as I kept searching for more dessert pinspirations, I came across a donut cereal recipe and thought, why not cupcakes instead?  My niece and nephews love cupcakes and they also love their favorite cereals, Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms, Cheerios and Trix.  So I decided to drive out to Walmart, pick up a few family-size boxes and make them all.  Best part of this, it’s a treat that they would enjoy baking with me.  Happy kids, happy day.

Delicious & Easy Cereal Cupcakes

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Delicious & Easy Cereal Cupcakes


  • Favorite cake mix - I recommend a white cake
  • Box of Cheerios
  • Box of Trix
  • Box of Cocoa Puffs
  • Box of Lucky Charms
  • Favorite icing


  1. Follow cake mix instructions.
  2. Before baking, pour equal amount of batter into four separate bowls, then add a handful of each cereal into bowl. Mix well.
  3. Pour cake mix into cupcake pans.
  4. Bake as instructed.
  5. Once cupcakes are fully bakes, let them cool down.
  6. Top each cupcake with icing.
  7. Decorate each cupcake with cereal. Feel free to get as creative as you like and make sure to let the kids help.

Click here for more Día de los Niños Pinterest recipes or explore QueRicaVida for inspiration.

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