When you were little, you couldn't wait to see what mystery prize was waiting for you at the bottom of your cereal box. Sometimes it was a whistle, a mini action figure, or even a color-changing spoon. What you'd never expect to see, however, are sugar-coated shrimp tails — yet that's exactly what writer/comedian Jensen Karp found at the bottom of his Cinnamon Toast Crunch box. And it's because of this saga that Cinnamon Toast Crunch-crusted shrimp recipes are now a thing.
After seeing the images of cinnamon-covered shrimp tails posted by Karp — who's married to Boy Meets World's Danielle Fishel (aka Topanga) — all over social media, you may never want to eat a box of cereal ever again. However, homemade cinnamon-crusted shrimp actually sounds delicious AF, and it seems like home chefs agree. As soon as Karp's Cinnamon Toast Crunch story went viral on Twitter, many users started joining in on the fun. Some people posted Photoshopped images of Cinnamon Toast Crunch with shrimp tails, while others took it a step further and came up with their own Cinnamon Toast Crunch-crusted shrimp recipes. There are dishes like sweet and savory shrimp tempura and spicy cinnamon toast shrimp with pineapple habanero sauce that would make the perfect lunch or dinner.
If you feel like having even more fun in the kitchen, you could experiment yourself with some traditional shrimp and cinnamon shrimp recipes. While you may be staying away from eating any cereal with surprise shrimp tails right now, these five cinnamon toast shrimp recipes are something you must sea.