Where I live, we have recently had a lot of snow/ice days. I find it is often hard to come up with fun activities to do with your children while being house-bound.
So I’d like to share with you an easy recipe that not only tastes good but is simple enough for a child of any age to help you make which makes this a great snow day, after school or spring break activity for your and your children!
And aren’t they just so cute?
· ½ stick butter
· 1 package mini-marshmallows (about 10.5 oz)
· 8 ½ cups fruity pebble-type cereal (about 13 oz)
· 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
· 1 container of store bought vanilla/white frosting (or you can make your own)
· Powdered sugar
· Food coloring
· Mini-muffin tins
· Cooking spray
· Disposable icing bag or ziploc bag, icing tip (optional)
Directions for the “Cupcakes”:
1. Melt the butter in a microwave safe dish.
2. Add marshmallows and continue microwaving until melted.
3. Stir melted butter, melted marshmallows and vanilla (optional) together.
4. Add in the fruity pebble cereal and mix until the cereal is evenly coated in the marshmallow mixture.
5. Press the mixture into greased mini-muffin tins until they are firmly packed.
6. When they have completely cooled, remove the fruity pebble cupcakes from the tins.
Directions for Icing:
1. I typically like to make my own icing, however I really do like to keep things simple so I used store bought icing for these. However, my icing was a little soft, so I mixed a bit of powdered sugar into the icing to give it a stiffer consistency.
2. Add the food coloring of your choice to the icing (Hint: I prefer gel food coloring as you can get vibrant colors without changing the consistency of the icing.)
3. Place your preferred icing tip on a disposable icing bag or cut the corner off of a large ziploc bag for a similar effect.
4. Place the icing in the bag and ice the cupcakes!
These are so simple to make yet are so bright, fun and delicious! So the next time your children are looking for something to do, have them help you make a yummy treat!
Ashley Phipps, Interior Designer NCIDQ #25242, floral designer, and creator, designer and author of Simply Designing: www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/simplydesigning, and Twitter @SimplyDesigning.