You have game night, right?
Well this is better than that.
It's Cereal Night. Gather around a bowl, a cup, a bar, a cookie, a pop – made of cereal. Since one of the few things some kids will eat is cereal, I figure here's one more way to get them to eat. We have about 7 boxes of cereal open at our house at any given time, and I bet a lot of you do too. So we thought why can't cereal be just as good for after dark as it is for breakfast?
I've been collecting fun and fabulous things made out of cereal for you to try on my Cereal Recipe Pinterest Board here. These recipes are easy and quick to make, so they make for great DIY activities to do with your kids after school to save for their after dinner dessert!
These Rice Krispies Treat Pops would also make excellent Valentine's Day treats for your child's classroom party.
Two weeks ago, we started our Tips for a Great Start from Team Kellogg's month with this free puzzle printable to get your kid's mind going first thing in the morning. Then, last week, I shared a few kid's lunchbox ideas that were out of the box. And then, you could download the origami fortune teller, fold it, and have it choose a few morning calisthenics for your young'uns. Most recently, I shared some time management tips from my kid.
Today, I've got an after-dinner treat that my kids (and I'm sure most kids) love – Rice Krispies Treats. BUT, these come in pops form. On a stick. And, the kicker is that I have hidden vegetables and fruits in them. SHHHH! I use packets of freeze-dried powdered fruits and vegetables in practically everything I cook now to add those fruits and vegetables that I can't get Luka to eat in any other form.
Rice Krispies Treat Pops with Hidden Vegetables
5 cups of Rice Krispies
3 Tablespoons Butter, melted
1 jar of marshmallow fluff
1/2 packet of freeze-dried powdered carrots
1/2 packet of freeze-dried powdered apples
5 drops red food-coloring
Small plastic drinking cups
Melt the butter in a big glass bowl in your microwave.
Add the freeze-dried carrots and apples to the butter and stir them in.
Add the jar of fluff to the butter, and microwave again until it gets warm and melts. Stir the butter, veggies, and fluff all together.
Add 5 drops of red food coloring so your fluff is now pink.
Stir 5 cups of Rice Krispies into the pink fluff and mix well.
Spray no-stick spray into plastic cups, and sprinkle red sprinkles into the bottom of each cup.
Fill each cup with the gooey Rice Krispies. Stick a popsicle stick into each one in the middle. Press everything down into the cup, pack it hard!
Leave your pops in the cup for a few hours until the Rice Krispies harden. Then you can very easily pull the pops out of the plastic cups!
"Mom! This is the best thing I ever ate!"
"Yes, Mom! The best. freakin'. thing. I. ever. ate!"
[HA HA HA YOU JUST ATE A CARROT!]
I've got one more creative parenting tips like this coming up this month, courtesy of Team Kellogg's, who is graciously sponsoring my blog for the month of January to help get my family and yours off to a great start in the new year. I've had so much fun sharing these tips with you. I'm really excited to be a part of the team and try to make a difference in the morning – and all day long! You can find more Great Starts Tips at Kelloggs.com/GreatStartsTips.
About Kellogg's Cereals
From family favorites like Rice Crispies and Corn Pops, to classics like Raisin Bran and Frosted Flakes, you can usually make a difference in your grocery budget and save money on your favorite Kellogg's cereals with a printable coupon – which you can find on my printable coupon resource page.
About Team Kellogg's™
Kellogg’s® believes that From Great Starts Come Great Things®. So we’re helping Moms start every day with a tip from the top athletes of Team Kellogg’s™ and Team USA dietitians. The thirty days leading up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will each feature fun pieces of advice to help families fuel just like the athletes of Team Kellogg’s. To see all 30 tips, visit Kelloggs.com/GreatStartsTips.
Do you have some great cereal treat recipes you'd like to share? Put a link to your favorites in the comments, and I'll pin them to the "I Made This With Cereal" Pinterest Board!
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