Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Marshmallow Cereal Treat For One

Yay! Another single serving treat.
This is perfect for those desperate moments when you just have to have a treat.
Don't pretend you don't have those moments. Those panicked, opening and closing the cupboards, shaking out the cookie crumbs from the bottom of the box, anything that isn't nailed down is fair game, moments.
Now, in less than 5 minutes, you can have a tasty cereal treat. If you are feeling generous you could even share. Or, the kidlets can make one for themselves for an after school snack.
Marshmallow Cereal Treat For One
2 jumbo (or 5 regular) marshmallows
1 tsp butter
drop of vanilla
1 cup cereal (Rice Krispies, Fruit Loops, Corn Pops, etc...)
Lightly spray a 1 cup capacity dish with cooking spray, set aside. (You could also spray a muffin tin and use that.)
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt together marshmallows, butter, and vanilla. Stir until smooth.
Remove from heat and stir in cereal until well combined.
Press into prepared dish.
Above is the Fruit Loops.
Below is the Rice Krispies.
Let set for a minute or 2 and then remove from dish and enjoy.
In case you are wondering, I didn't have the usual white marshmallows so I had to use some jumbo colored ones. Blue for the Fruit Loops, pink for the Rice Krispies.
You can make this even quicker by microwaving the marshmallows, vanilla, and butter for a few seconds at a time, stirring in between, until smooth.
How easy is that?
If you don't want to buy a large box of cereal you can buy the single serving boxes. They are the perfect size to make one of these treats. Also, you can usually buy a combination of different cereals in the tiny boxes so you don't have to only eat one kind. Switch it up! can also throw in a teaspoon of chocolate chips while you are stirring in the cereal for a chocolately treat.
Be sure to drop by The Mandatory Mooch and Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons for some tasty links!

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