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Over the past nearly 4 years now, my son has watched me try new recipes each day in the kitchen. He’s always asking what I am cooking or letting his friends and teachers know that ‘mommy makes these’ or ‘mommy cooks’, and I will admit it warms my heart. Now, he may not always eat what I make that I work so hard on, but I know he appreciates it. He absolutely loves being in the kitchen with me.
Sometimes with kids that’s hard too because there are times when I want to be alone especially when I’m testing new recipes. I have to really think through what I plan to add to the recipe, watching the cook times, and all that goes with trying out new recipes. It makes being in the kitchen with kids a little tough because I have to concentrate.
What does all this mean? It means since my son does LOVE to cook alongside me, I specifically carve out time to have a ‘date’ with my son cooking. We like to do all sorts of recipes although his favorites are sugary treats of course, like cookies. What can I say…he’s my son.
This past week we had a Rice Krispies Treats making date after school. He woke up the morning of our kitchen date reminding me that when he got home we had to make our treats.
My son was even more excited this time because I let him stir up the marshmallows in the saucepan, usually I have him do other things not involving the stove. He’s old enough now to do a few things that involve the stove with LOTS of supervision.
We decided to try out the Egg Hunt Treats that we found over on the Rice Krispies Pinterest Page. These mix the basic Rice Krispies Treats recipe with a bag of Spring M&Ms. I thought this was perfect for him because it was easy to make and would keep his attention, plus he enjoyed snacking on the M&Ms, as did I!
Once our treats cooled, I put them on sticks to make Rice Krispies Treats on a Stick. Why? It makes for less sticky mess!
Then, it was time to sit back and enjoy our treats! I even put one in my son’s lunch the next day, which he was sure to tell me how excited he was when he got home that day.
He always says that cooking is a 10 in his book, but I think he rates these treats as a 10++!
Now, time to get in the kitchen with your kids and make these Spring Rice Krispies Treats!
What types of foods do you cook with your kids in the kitchen? Be sure to get those kids in the kitchen and make Rice Krispies Treats then share it on social media with the #EasytoMake Hashtag!
Happy Treat Making!
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Spring Rice Krispie Treats with M&Ms
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- 1 10 oz Pacakge Large JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
- 4 Cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
- 6 Cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
- 1 1/2 Cups M&M's® Easter colored chocolate candies
- Candy Sticks Optional
- 1. In a large sauce, melt the butter on low heat then add in the marshmallows. Continue stirring until fully melted. Remove from heat.
- 2. Place the cereal in a large bowl, then coat and mix with the marshmallows mixture.
- 3. Stir in the M&Ms
- 4. Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray, then press the mixture evenly into the pan. Loosely cover and refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes or until cooled complete. Cut in 2 inch squares, then place on the sticks to hold them and serve.