For many of us we're halfway through the school holidays already, and boredom may be starting to set in for some of you. Getting the kids into the kitchen to make some sweet treats may be a good way to keep them occupied for a morning or afternoon. This recipe is a nice easy one to start toddlers off, as it has some weighing and measuring, and lots of mixing - both of which the little ones can help with. I used to give my youngest a large bowl of rice krispies to mix whilst I was doing the hot stuff, like melting the marshmallows.
If you're looking for simple recipes to cook with toddlers and pre-schoolers I have plenty more on this blog.
Sweet and Salty Marshmallow Squares
100g puffed rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
150g toffee popcorn
150g salted pretzels, roughly broken
- melt the marshmallows slowly in a saucepan over a low heat, or in the microwave
- stir in the cereal, popcorn and pretzels (reserving a handful of popcorn and pretzels for the top)
- press into a 13"x 9" baking tin, lightly greased with oil, and leave in a cool place (not the fridge) to set
- cut into squares
- eat them quickly, before they go soft!