Desserts · Snacks

Rock Hard Food

Today I have another Breath of the Wild- inspired recipe: rock hard food. This dish is a result of Link cooking wood or rocks, things that are not normally edible but somehow become slightly edible. They restore a quarter of a heart, so they’re doing something positive for you.

I always wondered how this dish would taste, as it looks like lumps of coal and makes a painful-sounding crunch when you eat it. I’m also in love with the little leaf garnish on top; as if this is supposed to make the pile of rocks look that much more appetizing. The best way I thought to recreate it would be as a rice krispy treat type of snack, only made with cereals that were oddly shaped and extra crunchy. If you wanted to be extra dedicated, you could use stale cereal. Break some teeth and get that quarter of a heart back. You deserve it!

Rock Hard Food

  • Servings: 5
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 cups mixed crunchy cereal (I used Cascadian Farms Wheat Squares and Fruity O’s)
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 Tb melted coconut oil (can substitute other oil, I just wanted the coconut flavor)
  • 5 oz vegan marshmallows (about 1/2 bag of jumbo sized)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 bag of vegan chocolate chips, melted (or more, depending on desired coating level)


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, melt the coconut oil and marshmallows in microwave. You can do this over the stove top as well, if you desire.
  2. Mix the marshmallows until a fluffly stretchy consistency using a metal spoon to prevent sticking.
  3. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. Toss the cereals into the bowl and fold into the marshmallow mixture to create a sticky web of sweet clumps. Sounds good, right?
  5. Using the spoon, portion out lumps of the cereal mixture into desired sizes. Place them on parchment and allow to cool in the fridge until no longer warm, about 15-20 mins.
  6. Melt the chocolate chips either over the stove or in microwave and whisk until smooth.
  7. Either coat the chilled cereal lumps in the chocolate entirely or drizzle the chocolate over them. Place them back on the parchment and in the fridge to completely chill and harden, about 20-30 mins.
  8. Eat straight from the fridge if it’s warm out as the chocolate will melt easily.
  9. Enjoy! (Don’t break your teeth!)

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