This is an oldie, but a goodie! My second child is nearly the same age now as my first was when we did this one, so it will work even for tiny tots. Definitely worth a try, y’all!
With Easter around the corner, and so many creatively cutesy activities floating around the internet, I decided to cook up a couple of simpler goodies with my 3 year old Princess. 🙂
One of the things we chose to do was Easter Egg Rice Cereal Treats, with our own twist. We used key lime flavored marshmallows and added lots of pretty colored sprinkles in with the rice cereal. We didn’t fill them or decorate them extra, since that was just too much to try to get accomplished with my dawdly darling during my little punkin’s nap. We were having oodles of fun doing a basic molded version, plus some that we shaped into eggs by hand, and that’s the main point of doing cooking or crafts with a munchkin. They turned out with the refreshing look and taste of spring, and my daughter is quite pleased with our handiwork.
Want to try your own hand at it? Here’s the recipe:
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Rice Cereal Easter Eggs
12 Plastic Easter Eggs
3 tablespoons butter
1 package (10 oz.) regular marshmallows
4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups rice cereal
Frosting and/or candies, optional
Clean, then coat inside of plastic eggs with cooking spray. Set aside.
In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
Add rice cereal and candy sprinkles. Stir until well coated.
Using greased hands, firmly press 1/4 cup of the cereal mixture into each Plastic Easter Eggs half. Press together. Remove from molds. Place on wax paper.
Using 1/3-cup measuring cup coated with cooking spray divide warm cereal mixture into portions. Using buttered hands shape each portion into egg shape. Cool.
Decorate with frosting and/or candies, if desired.
In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
Princess and I got most of this done before my littlest booger woke up from his nap. Being the food loving fella that he is, he awakened just in time for the most important part of any recipe: taste testing!
This is a perfect recipe to do with a small & enthusiastic cook-in-training! I’ll be doing some rendition of it next year. I’m sure my munchkins would be looking forward to it, if they were old enough to plan a year in advance. 🙂