Greenest of shamrocks…Cutest of leprechauns…Brightest of rainbows…These are just a few fun crafts and activities that seem to fill up the average American toddler and preschooler‘s month of March. And to add to the fun, today we’re sharing a classic Kellogg’s recipe that’s both festive and a tasty treat for the kids to make and enjoy.
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies
In large saucepan, melt butter on low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Scoop onto wax paper. I used a rolling pin covered in Canola oil to evenly press the treats. When they cooled, we cut out 4 hearts using a cookie cutter, which we covered with oil using a paper towel. We pressed the four hearts together using a little more of the mixture and added a triangle for the bottom of the four-leaf clover. Then we add green decorations (m&ms, sprinkles, etc.) One is large enough to share with the entire family!
Not only did the kiddos really enjoy making their “lucky treats,” this activity also had a lot of opportunities for them to practice math concepts. We counted the marshmallows, sorted the mms by colors and used them to practice simple addition and subtraction and measured the other ingredients. Cooking activities, tasty snacks and education–win, win, win.
There’s still time for your little one to wear St. Patrick’s day spirit if you order today!