I made Truffula Treats for our playgroup this week. We get together every Wednesday to do a craft, and at the recommendation of a member of our Facebook group, the crafts fit into a monthly theme. This months theme was Dr. Seuss, and as we meet up around lunch time, I figured a snack would be a good idea. So I took to Pinterest.
I found the absolute cutest treats. What I ended up going with I’ve been calling Truffula Treats. They are rice crispy treats made with Trix cereal. They matched the craft we were doing too – Truffula Trees using our kids hands!
Colorful, Seussical, and yummy to boot.
I followed the recipe here at Raining Hot Coupons.
• 1/4 cup butter or margarine (1/2 stick)
• small bag marshmallows
• 7 1/2 cups Trix cereal
First, I put the margarine and marshmallows in my only Pyrex bowl. It looked pretty full, so I considered that maybe the bowl would be too small. However, knowing that the marshmallows would melt and take up less space, I decided to take a chance.
After heating, I started adding the Trix cereal. It’s a good thing I didn’t try to use the entire box because my bowl was too small. I did fit just around 7 cups of Trix in the bowl, but that was pushing it. Any time I tried to mix, a couple cereal bits would pop out of the bowl and try to roll away.
I really liked that this recipe used the microwave instead of the stove top. It cut down on the time and mess. However, it limited my bowl choices, so I would have to dump the melted marshmallows into a larger bowl next time. You live, you learn.
Another problem I had was flattening everything out. Trix are big and round, which made it difficult to smooth out the top. This might be, at least in part, user error. I had never even made rice crispy treats before trying my hand at this! (Can you believe that?)
I bet these would make a great Halloween snack using one of the seasonal cereals too. Count Chocula for some Batty Bites, perhaps?