Whew- I’m back. It’s been a while but…I. AM. BACK.
I am kicking off my return in the most colorful of ways, just in time for all of the food blogs to begin posting their best Easter treats. I didn’t make a new St. Patrick’s Day cookie this year because, well, I did one last year and I like it just fine. You can check out my Celtic Knot Cookies here if you’d like.
Now back to Easter.
These are very easy (they have 3 ingredients people…..3.) and your kids can help, which is always fun. Unless your kids don’t listen well in the kitchen, and then it’s not fun at all. Let me re-phrase…if your kids listen well in the kitchen and enjoy baking than these will be lots of fun to make together!
These little gems are nothing new and I’m pretty sure the concept of mixing anything and everything with melted marshmallows is something the cavemen drew on the walls back in the Stone Age. These are just fun because they are super colorful and have that delicious fake fruit taste to them that only Trix can capture. Also, we are going to put them into a cupcake pan to create fun sized individual treats- perfect for kid hands! My big mitts can actually hold 2 at a time so I have that going for me…
Let’s do this.
Here are the characters for this go around: 3, count ‘em, 3.
First thing’s first- melt that butter!
Don’t turn your heat up too high in an effort to speed this process along. One of the tricks to gooey krispy treats is to let everything melt slowly, over medium heat. Patience Daniel son.
Now stir. You’ll want to get the marshmallows pretty evenly coated in the melted butter and then let them rest for 20-30 second intervals. Continue to mix, stir and rest until you have a lovely pot of melted, gooey, marshmallow deliciousness.
Dump in 4-5 Cups depending on how gooey you like your treats. I prefer a maximum goo level so I do a few extra mallows and about 4C of Trix.
Mix the Trix and the mallows together until not a trix is uncoated in mallow decadence.
What happens next is totally up to you. This is like those “choose your own ending” books I used to love in Middle School, do you dump it all into a 9×9 pan? Or, do you spray the cups of a cupcake pan with Pam and press the Trix into cute little bundt like treats? You must decide….
I went for the cupcake pan because it’s fun and I don’t have to struggle through chopping up a pan of sticky treats.
After spraying your pan (whichever you choose) with a bit of Pam, dump the mix in and press down with a spatula (also greased in a little Pam) until the surface is as smooth as you can get it. Either let the mix dry in your pan, or if you did cups, spray a long piece of foil with Pam (lots of Pam going on here!) and dump the cups out onto the foil. They will stay formed, don’t worry. Give them an hour or so to firm up and “dry”, if you will. They will look like this:
After they have dried a bit, dig in and enjoy the gooey Trix goodness!
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to print out the recipe below
- 1/4C Butter
- 10-11oz. small Marshmallows
- 4C-5C Trix cereal
- (you can adjust the mallow and Trix ratios to obtain your desired level of gooeyness.)
- In a large pot over medium heat, melt your butter completely.
- Once it's melted, add your marshmallows. Keep the heat at medium and stir regularly, give the mixture 20-30 second rest periods until all of the marshmallows are completely melted.
- Dump in the Trix.
- Stir. Stir. Stir.
- If using a 9x9 or 9x13 pan, spray with Pam and dump the entire pot into your pan, pressing the mixture all the way down and as flat as possible with a greased spatula.
- If you would like to make smaller, individual sized treats, grease your cupcake pan with Pam and divide your Trix mixture evenly into each cup, pressing down with your greased spatula until the tops are as even/flat as possible.
- Grease a long piece of foil and dump the little treats out onto it.
- Let dry for a few hours, or, eat immediately if you just can't wait that long!