Strawberry Rice Krispies Squares & Kelloggs Updates on a $5000 Family Getaway.
Kellogg's Rice Krispies Squares are a favourite in our home and there is nothing wrong with the classic recipe. After sampling the new strawberry granola bars I was inspired to try and make some of my own. What I came up with, added a new twist on a classic treat. I skipped the vanilla extract and added a few teaspoons of strawberry instant gelatin powder to the melted marshmallows and margarine. You can see my full recipe here.
Kellogg's has passed on a few tips for me to share on how to get your kids involved in baking and having fun in the kitchen:
· Let the kids decide on what to bake. Let them flip through cookbooks, web sites and magazines and share ideas about their favourite cookies or bars. There are some great ideas at www.ricekrispies.ca
· Set yourself up with a recipe and piles of ingredients for each child. Put the ingredients into different bowls to make the scooping easy. Pull out bowls, spoons, measuring cups and let them do the scooping and stirring. As early as 2 years old, a child can stir and add.
· If they cook it, they will eat it. Let the kids experiment and add flax seed and other healthy ingredients to their cookies or bars. Let them test and taste – bring on the rewards. They will be most inclined to try a new granola or muffin or cookie right after they have had a hand in the cooking.
· Make squares or cookies ahead of time and then enlist the kids for the fun work of icing and decorating. Put out little bowls of icing, sparkles and candies and relax with the oven off and the knives put away.
· Play memory and baking games – have one child read out all the ingredients needed in the baking recipe. Put them all on a tray. Then cover the tray with a tea towel to see if the kids can remember all the ingredients by touch, smell and taste. Whether it’s flour, sugar, baking soda or Rice Krispies, have them guess what it is. It will turn them into more adventurous bakers
Getting the kids involved in a baking project lets them take ownership and brag about their masterpieces. Take it one step further by making some treats as a gift or special occasion like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day etc. The kids will be proud to give their own “one-of-a-kind” creations to someone special.
If you are feeling the creative spirit Rice Krispies has an exciting contest going on right now where you can win a $5000 family vacation!
*This is not a compensated post. I am a member of the Kelloggers Blogger Community and occasionally receive coupons or updates on special offers. **Based on an original recipe from Kellogg's.