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20 Cereal Recipes to Stress-Eat Between New Episodes of Serial

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The internet woke up to the big news that (FINALLY) the new season of the hit podcast Serial is here—and with it there's a new victim/perp in town: U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. In 2009, he deserted his post in Afghanistan, was captured by the Taliban, and was released only after a dramatic rescue by U.S. troops last year. In real-time, Berghdahl faces faces a court-martial and possibly a life sentence; on the new Serial podcast, he speaks.

Photo by James Ransom

Maybe you're still obsessively googling "Adnan Syed" to see how tight his alibi for the murder of his ex-girlfriend really is. Maybe you've already listened to Season 2, Episode 1, and are wondering how in the world you're going to keep from eating all your fingernails between episodes. Maybe you're so stoked to hear Sarah Koenig's voice again that it's like drugs after delirium tremens. Whatever your psychological state with this news, we're here for you.

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To celebrate a new nail-biting season (that's hopefully not as disappointing as the second season of True Detective turned out to be), here are 20 cereal-based recipes so you can stress-eat happy between episodes. Serial, cereal.

Cinnamon Spice Rice Krispie Treat S'mores

Cinnamon Spice Rice Krispie Treat S'mores by Kendra Vaculin

Cracklin' Oat Bran Granola

Cracklin' Oat Bran Granola by Sarah Jampel

Scotcheroos (Rice Krispies with Peanut Butter, Butterscotch & Chocolate)

Scotcheroos (Rice Krispies with Peanut Butter, Butterscot... by Posie Harwood

Thinking Outside the Rice Krispies Box

Thinking Outside the Rice Krispies Box by Amanda Sims

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Cracklin' Coconut Cherry Macaroons

Cracklin' Coconut Cherry Macaroons by hardlikearmour

Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Cereal Milk Ice Cream by Catherine Lamb

Cracklin' Oat Bran Crust

Cracklin' Oat Bran Crust by Sarah Jampel

Homemade Crackly Candy Bars

Homemade Crackly Candy Bars by Teresa Floyd

Raspberry-Rhubarb Crumble with Cracklin' Oat Bran Topping

Raspberry-Rhubarb Crumble with Cracklin' Oat Bran Topping by Sarah Jampel

Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch by Tieghan Gerard

How to Make Snack Mix Without a Recipe, Savory or Sweet

How to Make Snack Mix Without a Recipe, Savory or Sweet by Sarah Jampel

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How to Make Any Cereal Treats Without a Recipe

How to Make Any Cereal Treats Without a Recipe by Amanda Shulman

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Salted Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow

Salted Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow by Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

What I Do For Love Bran Muffins

What I Do For Love Bran Muffins by drbabs

Homemade Crunch Bars

Homemade Crunch Bars by Marian Bull

Caramelized crispy rice bark

Caramelized crispy rice bark by Couldn't Be Parve

Wasabi Pea Snack Mix

Wasabi Pea Snack Mix by Kendra Vaculin

Korean Style Crispy Rice Chicken Wings

Korean Style Crispy Rice Chicken Wings by savorthis

The Best Kitchen Sink Cookies

The Best Kitchen Sink Cookies by Posie Harwood

Date Crisp Balls

Date Crisp Balls by Maureen Abood

Tags: Serial, Cereal, podcasts