Friday, May 4, 2012

Trix Crispy Treats

I saw something like this on pinterest and it looked so colorful and fun, I had to try it. It's a little fruity spin on Rice Krispie Treats. My kids have taken it in their lunches the last 2 days and received many oohs and aahs. It only takes 3 ingredients and a microwave!

Trix Crispy Treats
adapted from
1/4 cup butter
1 (10.5 oz) bag miniature marshmallows
12 cups Trix cereal
Cooking spray

1. Place butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes; then stir. If marshmallows are not completely melted, then microwave for 1 more minute.
2. Add Trix cereal and stir to coat, (you need a fairly large bowl bowl for this).
3. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray, and scoop cereal mixture into the pan. Press cereal mixture down to level it out. The easiest way to do this is to spray a spatula with cooking spray and press down on the top of the mixture. If you don't spray it with cooking spray it ends up looking stringy and the pieces stick to the spatula.
4. Let sit 15 minutes to cool and firm. Cut into squares. Store in airtight container. Best if eaten the same day.

I used a 14.8 ounce box of Great Value brand (Walmart) Fruit Puffs cereal. I measured it out, and there are about 13 cups in the box, so you can just take one cup out of the box, and dump the rest in.