We’re almost back to school, August 24th to be exact! I’m so excited and terrified at the same time. Maya will be in intermediate school, which is a whole new experience with a whole different level of people. I’m now a junior in the Dietetics program at Texas Woman’s University. Woo! The past school year was a steep but very pleasant learning curve for us in a new city with new schools and I look forward to sticking in the same place and putting down roots, however shallow they may be.
Speaking of back to school time, I don’t know about you, but every.single.time…. my kiddos come home from school the first thing I hear when we get in the door is my youngest asking me ‘What’s for get home snack?’. Usually it’s something like fruit, carrots, or simply a spoonful of safe nut/seed butters because I’m usually just getting home from school myself.
Sometimes I up the ante a bit when I have a touch of time or inspiration and come up with something a little more interesting.
This recipe certainly fits the bill. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s safe for everybody in our house. It also makes a huge amount, so you’ll have treats on hand for days.
Maya can’t remember having rice krispy treats ever in her life. She has, for the record (second birthday cake after food allergy diagnosis).
Anyway, early this summer, while walking through the store with an eye out for a good cereal to experiment with for Maya, she pointed out Mini Trix. We checked the ingredient label and sure enough, it was good to go for her. I was so excited! Visions of Trix possibilities danced through my head. A crunchy, inexpensive cereal? Oh my yes.
After we tried it as a simple cereal for Maya, I forged ahead with the best idea I think I’ve had in a long time as far as sweet treats go, the humble Trixie Treat.
It was met with a big thumbs up from Maya!
- 1 bag mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Mini Trix
- 1 tablespoon dairy free margarine (we used Smart Balance Flax seed)
- Place marshmallows and dairy-free margarine in a large microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave about 3 minutes or until the marshmallows have puffed up in the bowl.
- Spray 13x9 with non-stick spray.
- Stir the marshmallowy goodness around to make sure all the lumps are melted.
- Add in the Trix cereal.
- Spread in 13x9 pan and pack down a little bit.
- Let cool to set, slice into 2 inch pieces and enjoy!