If you’re anything like me, every now and then you want a sweet treat. If not you, a child or loved one does. It’s true, right? Maybe?
Ok, say Susie wants her favorite cereal treats, but you don’t want the whole pan sitting there calling your name, or maybe you don’t have a full box of cereal. Whatever the reason, I have a simple solution for you.
Do you have 6 marshmallows and 2 cups of your favorite cereal? You do? You’re halfway there!
Messing around in the kitchen after buying bad for you cereal (yes, I’m a bad parent, shoot me…) I wanted to see if I could do this real ‘speedy quick’ like, and it worked out pretty well.
2 cups cereal (whatever kind you want. I used Trix)
1.6 oz marshmallows (that’s 6 regular sized marshmallows)
about 1/2 tsp butter
Put butter and marshmallows in microwave safe bowl. (I used a ceramic bowl, not sure I’d use plastic.) Microwave 30-60 seconds. DO NOT LEAVE THE KITCHEN! Keep an eye out for fluffy marshmallows trying to escape the bowl.
When they expand to where they are escaping the bowl, take it out of the microwave, use some nonstick spray (or butter) a spoon or spatula and mix the butter and marshmallow fluff well. Add the cereal and mix til everything is well coated.
Shape in bowls*, cookie cutters, your hands, whatever, and let set for about 10-20 minutes. (*if using plastic containers like below, you might consider using plastic wrap inside of it, or butter/spray the inside first so it doesn’t stick)
Heck, eat them warm and gooey if you like.
You could totally just use 1c of cereal to 3 marshmallows and really have a sweet treat and no additional temptation sitting around too.
I hope this helps someone who needs a sweet treat fix.
*apologies about the bad photos in this post. I wasn’t originally intending to blog about it.