Aye, Aye Captain…


I’d first like to say Happy Birthday to my little food blog. CCBP turned 4 this last Thursday. In case you were wondering, I’m keeping it around, at least for a little while. The comments and emails were very nice, as was the fruit basket sent to me anonymously with just the message STAY on it. But ultimately it was my husband’s question to me of what will be your creative outlet that made me realize I need to keep it around. Can’t guarantee for how long, but for the foreseeable future it’s here. And thanks again to the lurkers for coming out of hiding. I do hope you will stay out of hiding. :) I will only be posting when I’ve got the time and have got the passion. So it could be quite random. I fear there will be much less in the Summer as turning on the oven is less than fun.

I’m so glad there are really crazy people out in the world, it makes me look so much better. ;) Today I bring up Janine Sugawara. Who you ask? Why the woman who sued Captain Crunch cereal of course. And why sue you ask? Over crunchberries. You see, she was under the impression that the perfectly round, sugar ladened, pink (or purple, or green or that tealish color) thing in her cereal each day was in fact real fruit. Ummm. This is the part where I don’t say anything because if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all. :)
But let’s think about this. If I were to sue Captain Crunch it certainly wouldn’t be over the fact that I felt I was mislead to believe there was real fruit in there. Clearly I would sue for the fact that almost every time I eat it, the cereal practically rips the roof of my mouth right off. And yet I continue to eat it. Perhaps we should look into what they are putting in the cereal that makes it destroy my mouth and yet still want to shove it into my mouth???
I love to use either regular Captain Crunch or Peanut Butter Captain Crunch when I make Marshmallow Treats (you know them as Rice Krispy Treats…but since I am not using Rice Krispy’s seems dumb to call them that). I make them now each time we have book club and they always go fast, so I thought…hmm, how else can I use this cereal. Why by putting it through the food processor and basically pulverizing it until it is in powder form…or Captain Crunch Flour as I am now calling it. I went simple, making a chocolate chip cookie using the powder. Normally I like a soft chocolate chip cookie, but seeing as it was the Captain Crunch version, I felt a little crunch was needed. So these are thin and crispy and down right addicting. I so plan on making these using Peanut Butter Captain Crunch.
Oh, and in case you are wondering what I am doing the rest of the weekend. Getting my lawsuit ready against Grape Nuts. No grapes. No nuts. Let’s blow the roof of of that scam shall we???

Captain Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Captain Crunch Flour (pulverized Captain Crunch)*
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Using a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar, and beat on medium-high for about 3 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition.
Add vanilla and beat for another 30 seconds.
Reduce to low speed and add the flour, Captain Crunch Flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until  completely combined.
Add chocolate chips and mix until fully incorporated.
Spray baking sheets with baking spray (you will need it, they want to stick).
Bake at 375F for 7 minutes for mini cookies (using a TBSP as a scoop) or 9 minutes for regular size (using a cookie scoop).
Let cool at on sheet for 3 minutes, then move to rack to finish cooling.

*It takes about 2 ½ cups Captain Crunch cereal to make flour. Just place in food processor and pulse until it becomes powdery.


  1. I can only wish that Capt Crunch cereal was available here.
    I would love to make your CC cookies. And hey…they are fortified with vitamins and minerals!
    You are just a mad genius with a blender and oven!

  2. Yep, that lady is nuts! I say go forth and sue Grape Nuts… they’ve been fooling people for years! LOL!

  3. I’m just getting in on this recent dilemma, but let me weigh in as someone who is really glad you’re staying! Your recipes make me drool and I would miss them a lot!

  4. That sounds like a good lawsuit- they’re so deceiving!

    Glad you’re sticking around for a bit!

  5. Hmmm…does the cereal give it a malty taste? To me, cap’n crunch has a malt-like taste. I totally agree…the roof of my mouth suffers if I eat this cereal, though it is SO good!

  6. what a creative recipe!! i have to say that i hate how it captain crunch tears up the roof of your mouth too!

  7. How inventive! Captain Crunch destroys the roof of my mouth too but no one can take away my Peanut Butter Crunch:) I can’t wait to make these cookies and taste their deliciousness.

  8. I have got a huge box of Captain Crunch right now, and I’ve got to make these! You have hit upon something brilliant about how it tears up your mouth, and how you still want more. Sounds delightfully painful – might need a bowl right now.

  9. mmmm I love peanut butter Captain Crunch!

  10. Happy Blog-Birthday Peabody! I’m glad you are sticking around for a while because who else would I go to for recipes using Peanut Butter Captain Crunch??!!

    I am SOOOO making cookies from CC…

  11. Gosh, haven’t thought about Captain Crunch for years — and in a cookie? How cool is that?!

  12. These are brilliant!! I actually have some Captain Crunch, but don’t usually eat it because of the same reason you said – it kills my mouth. Now I know how to use it up!

  13. Happy birthday dear, I ‘m sooo glad you are going to keep blogging! It doesn’t matter that you won’t be writing often, your recipes will be welcomed whenever they come, I will be your fan anyways!…

  14. I LOVE YOU!

  15. Happy Blogiversaty! So glad you decided to stick around!

    I am crazy about Captain Crunch, (and it does the same thing to the roof of my mouth). I make marshmallow treat with it too. What a clever idea to use it in cookies! They look terrific!

  16. I don’t think I’ve had Captain Crunch cereal in years and years. Hmmm I should get a box.
    You know, the craziness isn’t so much that the idiot woman sued Captain Crunch, but the fact that an even bigger idiot lawyer actually took the case.

  17. How hysterical! I, too, could never understand why that darn cereal would not only rip the roof off my mouth but stick in my teeth for days no matter what I did, yet I kept on eating it! These cookies look and sound so outrageous!

  18. This is ingenius…and delicious! My cousin uses pulverized captain crunch to make chicken fingers…I know it sounds strange but the sweet-savory-crunchy coating is downright addicting!

  19. I love captain crunch…as sugar laden as it is….I’d rather not keep a box of it in the house…

  20. Let me count the ways this post is evil – first off, you’ve got me thinking of Peanut Butter Cap’n crunch marshmallow treats. Secondly, the idea of making CC flour. Thirdly, these cookies. And yes, please sue the GrapeNuts people – for the taste if nothing else!

  21. Margaret says:

    Happy blog-versary!

    I’ve never had Cap’n Crunch and didn’t know they had a peanut butter version. Growing up, my parents didn’t let us have sugary cereal, so I never had any until college when I ate Froot Loops and Apple Jacks for about a week and then decided that I hadn’t been missing much and went back to my cheerios.

    But in a cookie…I wonder what other cereals might work – apple jacks with butterscotch chips?

  22. Yolanda says:

    Pea –

    You are too funny. You should get some of your blog readers together and do a class action lawsuit against Grape Nuts…love it.

  23. Marshmallow Treats are also DELISH with Reese’s Puffs and/or Cocoa Puffs. YUM.

  24. Happy 4 year anniversary. I just found your blog thru a post about the ghetto toffee recipe.

    I love CC peanut butter cereal. Won’t go into the detail of my age, but it’s probably illegal for someone as old as I am to love it.

    Thin and crispy cookies are my favorite. Hubbies favorite is chocolate chip.

    Wonder if he would know the difference?


  25. I’m totally impressed!

  26. Too funny, yet so right! CC Cereal hurts my mouth, too. But those cookies–ooh-yum! I love it. CC Flour, awesome.
    But the funniest thing of all is your Grape. Nuts.–no grapes, no nuts comment. You definitely need to keep doing this for us who needs a little laugh now and then and who need to swoon over your yummy stuff and get the recipes! :)

  27. I was waiting for someone else to write about the Captain Crunch lady. All I could do was shake my head when I read that.

    I love Peanut Butter Captain Crunch growing up and cannot wait to try both recipes. Yum!

  28. Happy 4th:) I never thought about what could be done with puliverized cereal, but now I see the possibilities are endless! Thank you so much for staying on:) Can’t wait to try out those cookies!

  29. Heather says:

    MWHUAHahhahahahaah!!! I snorted iced tea all over the keyboard and computer screen. Not once, but twice. First at the initial lawsuit – then at the grapenuts one.
    And my teenage daughters are on their way to the store to get some Captain Crunch to make Captain Crunch bars with. (Along with the malt powder for malted milk cookies for ice cream sandwiches)

  30. Kate D. says:

    I LOVE the idea of cereal flour! Oh, the possibilities. And yes, Cap’n Crunch rips up my mouth too. I thought I was the only one. Thanks for the inspiration.

  31. What an interesting idea. The post reminds me of our crazy foriegn exchange student from Norway that we hosted when I was in high school. He liked to pour himself a bowl of Captain Crunch in the morning and leave it in the refrigerator all day (milk and all!) and eat in in the afternnon! YUK!

  32. This is the most ridiculously wonderful thing I have seen in quite some time. I am amazed by your creativity! (And stay!)

  33. Glad to see you’ll stick around for a bit.

    Glad to see I’m not the only one who thought the lawsuit was a piece of crap.

    Glad to see you making brilliant cookies like this (love an excuse to have to go buy a cereal we would never have in the house otherwise).

  34. Holy cow. Flour out of Cap’n Crunch? I think you’re a genius. I’m gonna have to buy me a box and try these cookies. :D

    And happy 4th blog anniversary! Glad to hear you’re staying, for a while at least. :)

  35. Yeah, glad you are staying, great photo.

  36. Happy birthday!!!!!!!!
    Wow, what a unusual idea! I feel like playing with it and making flour out of all my favorite sugary cereals!

  37. jessica says:

    This might be the best idea I’ve heard in ages. My not-at-all-interested-in-cooking-but-loves-to-eat-peanut-butter boyfriend just ran over to the computer to see the picture when I told him what your recipe was. We are going to try it this weekend. Btw, I’m a lurker, not a usual poster..but thanks for staying.

  38. These look fantastic! I really hope you stick around…your recipes and photography are so wonderful and they would be truly missed!

  39. I made these tonight and they are DELICIOUS! Great recipe that I know I will share with friends!

  40. Thanks so much for this great blog! I have had this recipe bookmarked for months, and am just taking my first batch out of the oven for a friend’s 30th birthday. Thanks for sharing and I will post pics in my Flickr account =)

  41. Thanks so much for the recipe! I made 200 of these cookies this weekend to help raise money for my local animal shelter. I will definitely be making these again and again!


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