Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rice "Christmas" Treats

What better way to celebrate the afternoon than to make a fun, easy, yummy snack?! My kiddos love to help in the kitchen, but more often than not I'm in a hurry to get dinner finished so that we can eat and get baths and ready for bed. Today, I checked Shelby out of school a bit early and we headed to get Tyler. When we got home, first we had a quick snack to eat while we were making our treats. We had peanut butter "fluff" sandwiches.
One side is marshmallow cream, the other peanut butter. Smash 'em together and you've got peanut butter fluff. It is a yummy alternative to boring PB&J sandwiches. My kids love 'em.
Here's proof!



I had one too,
but I ate mine off camera.
*wink*












Once our bellies were fluffed, we were ready to concentrate on the task at hand.
Here are the ingredients:
Yes, my friends were were making Rice "Christmas" Treats, so says Tyler. Marshmallows, butter, Rice Krispies, a large bowl and a couplea spoons were all we needed for this task. We decided to save the marshmallow cream for more "fluff" sandwiches and used real marshmallows to make our treats. The kids were amazed by the fact that those marshmallows, when combined with some butter and heat tasted so yummy over Rice Krispies. They had fun watching the marshmallows turn to sticky, oooey-gooey sweetness. There was a crowd around the stove and I needed go go gadget arms to reach into the pot to stir them around. Once the marshmallows were melted down, I poured them over the bowl full of Rice Krispies and the kids got to stir, and stir, and yeah...do some more stirring. They had a fun time. Tyler kept trying to sample the product before it was completed. Once the stirring was completed, we poured them into a pan and began the "smushing" process. This was definitely one of Tyler's favorite parts. He gets in trouble for smashing his food at the dinner table so he took full advantage of the situation and did a magnificent job at making the flattest, most compact Rice "Christmas" treat possible! It was a great afternoon for all of us. Lucky for me Emily slept through the whole ordeal so I was free to spend some quality time with the older two, something that they get a little less of lately due to the fact that I have to devote so much time to Emily with feeding, and diaper changes, etc. The finished product was a hit for the whole family. Usually the kids play with play dough in the afternoon. But, this was much less of a mess to clean up afterward and tastes a whole lot better!So, how did you spend your Friday afternoon?! How's the weather where you are?! We're having our coldest night of the year. Back in Feb it was 24°. Tonight is supposed to be 22°! Brrrrrrr...time to drink some hot chocolate.

11 comments, add yours here:

Desert Songbird said...

I love Rice Krispy Treats, but next time, could you make me one of those peanut butter fluff sandwiches? Yum!

Akelamalu said...

I remember making those with the boys when they were small. :)

The weather here at the moment is dry and 3 degrees!

Lois Grebowski said...

I LOVE fluffer-nutter sandwiches! Oh, and rice krispie treats are da'bomb...

Patois said...

Fluffer-nutters can't be beat. Now, excuse me while I go track down my fluff.

Linda said...

I'm not sure which I like better - the Rice "Christmas" Treats or the PB&Fluff sandwiches!

Looks like you guys had fun and are keeping warm. It's freezing up here in Connecticut, too!

Lois Grebowski said...

You gave me a hankering for a fluffer-nutter... got the fixins today...

Heart of Rachel said...

I enjoyed reading this post. What a fun and rewarding family activity.

David said...

When I was young, neighborhood boys would peek in our house each morning before going to school to see if my Mom had made some Crispy Treats. Now when I make a pan for my daughters the pan lasts about till noon. My nephew asked me to make them and mail them to him. I make them out of Apple Jacks, Fruity Pebbles, Cherrios and all types of other ceral. Don't like peanut butter though, so will pass on the sandwhich ;)

MAGGIE said...

Last year I brought fluff, bread and peanut butter to work. Can you believe more than one person had no idea what a fluffernutter was.

storyteller said...

Ah … yummy! Brings back memories and looks like fun too!
Hugs and blessings,

Rebecca said...

Can you tell the kids to stop growing so fast? Shelby looks so big in this picture! It looks like a fun time though.