One of my closest friends totally called me out yesterday and asked why I’ve been posting about cereal lately. She knows me well. As a very healthy eater and one who tries to stay away from processed foods or foods that come in boxes, it seems odd, even to me, when I start promoting this type of food.
But let’s be real here. Life is insane and I don’t know about you but I barely have time to stuff a toasted bagel or a hard-boiled egg in my kid’s mouth much less whip up a spinach frittata or a pan of homemade muffins. I’ve always said I would be a mom blogger who was real and sometimes “real” is cooking really healthy dishes with whole foods and other times it means resorting to cereal in a box.
When I put it to my friend like that, she chuckled and said, “Good point.”
But here’s the catch. I’m still not a huge fan of most cereals, but ever since General Mills (and this is not an ad for General Mills by the way) put out a press release that they are no longer using artificial colors and flavors, I’ve developed a modest appreciation for them. With all of that being said, I’m here to present you with a simple and easy recipe for Trix Crispies that I whipped up this past weekend for a kid-friendly party.
We all remember Rice Krispie treats growing up, so this snack is basically the same except you use Trix cereal, which not only gives them more flavor but also provides a colorful treat for a party or event. Furthermore, I was in a super mad rush on Friday, so I figured out how to make them in the microwave. If you’re not a fan of the microwave, you can certainly make them on the stove.
- 10 cups Trix cereal
- 1 bag of mini-marshmallows (400 g bag)
- 1/4 cup real butter
Directions: (My boys really enjoyed helping with this recipe!)
- Measure out ten cups of Trix cereal and set aside
- Put your butter and marshmallows in a VERY LARGE glass bowl and heat in the microwave for 3 min.
- Once the butter and marshmallows are melted, stir the marshmallow mix and then stir in the cereal with a wooden spoon, folding over and over until all cereal is covered
- Pour into a 9×11 baking dish and press down with a large spoon or spatula
- Cut into squares and serve
That’s it! You can’t get much easier than that. And like I said, if you’re not a fan of the microwave, heat the marshmallows and butter in a large pot then pour over the cereal, stir and pour in the casserole dish. These treats were a huge hit at the party. Both the big people and the little people couldn’t get enough of them. Trix Crispies would be especially fun at a St. Patrick’s Day or Easter party because of the fun colors. Enjoy!