Day 4: Rice Krispie Treats
My girls go crazy for rice krispie treats. It's the main snack in our snack jar and the thing are constantly asking me to make for them. I had originally wanted to try out the treats that look like candy corn, but then I realized how much more work it would be to make three separate batches and with the food coloring. No, thank you!
With three little girls around my legs, we went with a more traditional route.
We followed the basic recipe:
1 stick of butter
1 bag of marshmallows
6 cups of Crisp Rice Cereal
(any brand will work...just sayin')
We melted down our butter, added the marshmallows and incorporated the Crisp Rice Cereal. Then we put it on a cookie tray to cool.
I'm not a huge fan of marshmallow chunks in my treats, but Johnathon is. I found these adorable little 'Mallow Bites' at the store and tossed in about 1/4 cup.
The purpose of these treats is to,
a) enjoy half
b) package up the other half to include in our neighborhood "BOO" baskets
So we decided to jazz them up a bit.
I took a plain jar of icing and added food coloring to make it orange, went crazy on the treats and topped it all with sprinkles.
I debated using our pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, but opted for boring squares because that left us more to share as a family. :)
I just wanted to talk for a moment about why I wanted to do the 31 Days of Halloween. With three little girls, homeschool, appointments and the normal stresses of life, I wanted to share just a few of the things we do in our house every holiday that take very little time. I figured, if I could get these things done with my crazy life and three kids, then any mom should be able to do some of them too. Some of the days will feature fun and creative projects/recipes and other days will feature quick and simple things that take 5 minutes or less.
Yesterday was a much better day for Madelynn, but it was for all of us as well. It just felt like everything lined up just right and all of the dishes got done, laundry was a piece of cake, my back never started hurting and everyone had a smile on their face. These kind of days hardly EVER happen. :)