Thursday, September 15, 2011

apple rice krispy treats

I am going to be THAT mom this year.  The mom I wished I was last year but, I was too busy working to be that mom.  I am going to do super fun things with my kids.  I am going to be full of energy, amazing ideas and lots of awesomeness. We will be crafting, baking, exploring, learning, solving world hunger,speaking another language, helping others, and all that jazz.  Totally the basic stuff moms should be doing with a 4 year old and a 2 year old.  No biggie.  I wanted to start the school year showing Carter how great I was by letting him bring a non-organic, sugary, red dye filled, candy studded treat for snack.  We made these together and basically rocked the week 1 back to school snack.  He loved them and we had a great time making these together.  See I am that mom and I am totally awesome.  Well at least for the first week of school. 

apple rice krispy treats

6 cups rice krispy cereal
1 bag of mini marshmallows
4 tablespoons of butter
1 package red jello (strawberry or cherry)
red food coloring
small tootsie rolls
green gummy candy

Melt butter and marshmallows.  When melted add jello and mix thoroughly.  You can add red food coloring at this point if it is not the desired shade of red.  Turn off heat and add the rice krispy cereal.  Coat the rice krispies in the marshmallow mixture.  Using a cupcake scoop take a scoop of the mixture and form a ball with hands.  Set ball on a silpat lined baking sheet.  Continue scooping balls.  The mixture should make approximately 2 dozen.  When the balls have set for a few minutes take your thumb and make an indentation in the top and fit a tootsie roll in the depression.  Cut green gummies into leaf shape and press against the tootsie roll.


Becki's Whole Life said...

Hi Alli - thanks for visiting my blog!

These apples look so cute and my kids would love it if I made these for them. I'm with you - I love sending a snack with my kids that is just plain old sweet and fun like this. I like the everything in moderation theory...I feed my girls healthy for most of their meals so if I want to send them in a sugary, red dyed treat I will:-)...that is what an awesome mom does!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

at first I thought they had an apple flavor but I am loving the idea of the shape of an apple! My little boy would have a field day with this treat! So cute

That Girl said...

It's good to have ambitions, but remember - you're already one heck of a mom just by making sure those kids are cared for, fed, dressed, exercised, bathed, (the list goes on, but you get my point!)

Laura said...
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Laura said...

These are too cute!

SugarBeam said...

Nice job, THAT MOM! (eye rolling here) Way to make us all look REAL good! I kid...! These really are super cute!!!! Nice job (for real)! ;-}

sportsglutton said...

What a fun treat for kids!

Pacheco Patty said...

I can feel your enthusiasm for all the fun things things you've planned to enjoy with your children, that's wonderful and inspirational!
These are the sweetest back to school treats;-)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for kids! I hope I read this at least 2 years earlier not sure whether my 11 yr old will still find this cute, well I will still try :)

Leslie said...

Sweet! Those are totally adorable!

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