One of my goals this year is to bake more. I love baking, and so do my girls. However, since it’s not exactly healthy (or at least the stuff I want to make is not), I’m only going to do it once a week, eat it, and throw the rest out. Very wasteful, I know, but this way it’s a special day, and we’re only eating sweets once a week (a far cry from what we were doing just last month!).
Last week we made Tres Leches cake, which I haven’t had in years and was absolutely fabulous, though we ate it faster than I could snap a picture. This week we decided on s’more rice cereal treats, which was far easier and something the girls could help out with a little more.
We made these after a fun snow day and with a nice fire and a little hot chocolate, they were perfect! I mean it’s cereal, chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers, and butter….what’s not to love??
We started out by crushing up a package of graham crackers. This was great for the girls to get their hands dirty without literally getting their hands dirty. Ain’t nobody want that.
While they’re doing that, I chopped up 2 chocolate bars. Now the key to the recipe is to be sure to taste test the chocolate before adding it in. That’s an absolute necessity!
Next, over medium heat, I melted 4 tablespoons of butter and then added in 6 cups of marshmallows. I had multiple bags already opened, so I used both big marshmallows and small for making the treats and toasting the marshmallows on top.
Be sure to keep an eye on that! I love a nice toasted marshmallow, but I’d rather not have to scrub it out of my pot for the next week, thank you!
While that’s melting, add all the dry ingredients in a bowl and have the kids stir it up, making sure to taste test as they go. Hey, we gotta make sure this comes out right!
After the marshmallows are melted, I poured them over the dry mix and mixed thoroughly before pouring it all into an oiled casserole dish.
After that I popped it into the oven to broil. Keep an eye on it! It only takes a couple minutes to toast those marshmallows. Anymore time than that and you might end up with campfire in your oven!
May your days be toasty warm and full of fluff! Thanks for stopping by!