Super easy to make cereal treats made with Trix Cereal. Your family and friends will love these. Simple, quick and incredibly tasty. Not to mention they are just seriously eye catching!
SILLY RABBIT, TRIX ARE FOR KIDS!
and demon spawn puppies!
TRIX ARE FOR EVERYONE!
Change your motto Trix, it's a new era.
So I picked up a couple of boxes of Trix when we drove to Florida. I'll be honest, we picked up a ton of cereal while we there. The kids had a little tiff over this one. Mini-me had never had Trix.
I bought two boxes partly due to her not having tried it and largely due to the fact that they had comic books inside she desperately wanted.
So B-Dude finished off his box right quick. The guy eats like a sumo wrestler but weighs in at lightweight. Go figure. So Mini-me reminded him the other box was hers, she was not sharing it and he was not demolishing it before she got to try it.
So she hoarded it a little bit. She may have even lorded it over him a little bit. Then she tried it. After all that she declared it's a froot loop knockoff and was not all that impressed.
So I took the box hostage with some plans of my own for it. And B-Dude ate one of the other gazillion cereals we had on hand during the incident.
Yup, 18 and 23 and they still have feuds over cereal. Good thing they're cute. And do dishes. And their mom is still smart enough to buy two boxes so they each get a comic book. Did I mention they are 18 and 23? Yah...
Okay to those regular readers I promised you some news. I know there was some guessing going on.
It is not:
- a cookbook deal
- a new camera
- a lottery win
- or a giveaway!
It is however kind of cool for the Bee Bunch. It was not originally planned to be included in a sugar crazed post but what can you do. I do not want to wait any longer to tell you all. So part of this won't make sense with today's post. Just warning you now.
Okay so the first bit of news is hubs got the job in Sarnia. He starts Monday. It's amazing pay but it's a 2 hour drive so we need to make some plans as to how to organize our lives during the 6 month contract.
It's going to be interesting. We have 4 adults and 2 cars. You do the math. However we are so happy as he'll be working and it's some stability for a while.
It also counts towards his hours so he can move up in class. So after a long 3 years of losing one job, going back to school and almost losing our shirts we are finally feeling like this was worth all the sacrifice.
So having filled you in on that here's the bigger news. Without delving too much into the hows and whys right now I need to make some adjustments to my diet,. For personal reasons I just want to get the weight off once and for all.
I wanted more motivation to light a fire under me. I figure it will take at least a year to reach my goal, possibly even two years.
It's not just a number on the scale I'm shooting for but the ability to run again. I used to run 6 to 10 miles a day before I got sick with the IBS.
So I had a convo with the hubster and we've decided that when I reach my goal we're taking a trip with the kids to Hawaii. I know right. The only reason we could do it is due to the fact that it will take so long to reach my goal.
We are in no position to flit off to Hawaii tomorrow with him just working again. But this gives me something to work for. It gives us all something to look forward to.
It's also a nice reward for all of us for all the sacrifices we've made during hubs transition back to school and back to work. The kids have made huge sacrifices and this is a nice way to say thanks to them for all they've given up over the years.
For mini-me it's huge and has special meaning. Her real name is Hawaiian as hubs and I went on our honeymoon there. So I promised her I'd take her there one day.
I'm super excited and know this is the kick in the tush I needed to get myself moving. The biggest hurdle will be eating meals. I only eat once a day with the IBS, usually not till about 8 to 10 pm at night.
So the challenge will be getting me to eat breakfast and lunch and not be bent over having tummy attacks. I have every faith I can learn to control the IBS once and for all and stop letting it control me. It will be difficult but worth it to have a normal life.
So you're probably wondering what this means for the blog. I mean Cravings is a fairly indulgent, over the top kind of blog. I have theme days and things happening on set days.
You will see more healthy recipes here. But you will also get treats and sweets. After all I have a hubs and kids with superhero type metabolisms so I'll still be baking and cooking for them.
I however do not have a superhero metabolism so I'll also post recipes that I eat for lunch and during the week. So basically it will just become a more balanced type of blog.
I am not sure the direction it will take as I progress through this. But I like to eat and cook and I am not a tofu, salad eating kind of gal. So hopefully things will remain similar, maybe just a little less sugar and deep-frying.
Do you like your healthy sites separate from the indulgent ones? Or do you like a blog to have a bit of both? Feel free to offer up your advice and input. I love hearing from you all and value your opinions.
So with that, on to the sugar laden post that should not be accompanying this news. Gotta love the irony!
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- 1 x 400g bag of mini marshmallows
- 10 cups Trix cereal
- ¼ cup butter
- Place the butter and marshmallows in a microwave safe glass bowl. Place in the microwave for about 2 to 3 minutes to melt, checking every 30 seconds after the 2 minute mark.
- Stir until smooth.
- Mix in Trix cereal and stir quickly until combined.
- Pour into a large greased pan (9 x 13 inch) and press down with a spoon.
- Allow to cool.
- Cut into squares.
- Serve with a big old colourful smile!
Yup, great way to kick off the workouts. This just solidifies my twisted sense of humour. I did however make them before all this went down. So there's that.
Just a little hint-a-roo for you all. There is a giveaway coming up soon. So make sure you check back in about a week to see what I've got in store for you. Just because I love you.
Also thanks to Anna from Hidden Ponies for reminding me how much I love krispies. Her nutella version inspired me to get in the kitchen and make these bad boys. Thanks Anna!
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These are so fun to look at!
Colette @ JFF!
Been itching to make these since I saw your post.
Finally bought a box of Trix this morning.
But, will I be able to share? Hmmmm, THAT is the question!
Hope you liked them. I've been itching to make these again myself.
Thanks so much for this recipe. I was momentarily stuck with marshmallow-y hands and no way to extract myself. I made them for my daughter's bake sale at school. They came out really good, colorful but I am not sure who would eat such psychedelic food? BTW, I had to go to two supermarkets just to find the Trix. I regularly shop at Whole Foods and you know they don't have Trix.
Awe thanks for making them Mimi. I always love to hear people are enjoying the recipes. Never hesitate to email me if you ever have any problems or need some help. I laughed about the marshmallow hands, it's happened to me so many times. Just last week in fact. I do find having a spoon sprayed with pam spray works wonders for smoothing them. People seem to love these things. I've made them over and over. It must be the crazy colours. You are super dedicated to hit more than one store. I have to buy mine across the border, we don't have them here. So I feel your pain not being able to get them easily. I would guess Trix don't fit whole foods point of view, lol. We don't have whole foods here either. I honestly think I should move. lol
My daughter and I finished these for her 4th birthday party tomorrow. They look amazing! Thanks for the great idea!
So happy they turned out well for you two. I love hearing back from people who try the recipes so thank you. Happy 4th Birthday to your daughter. Such a fun age. xx
This is one beautiful and crazy recipe! I will be making it for my 5 year old...she is going to go nuts as are all her classmates!
Thanks so much Laura. So happy you like them. If it's for kids and you really LOVE marshmallows you could increase the amount. They don't look quite as bright and pretty if you use tons though. Just depends on how you like your krispie treats. I tend to like mine more grown up with less marshmallows. Let me know how they turn out. Hopefully they are a hit. I have some pink ones on the site too for girlie parties. Kind of a krispie nut here.
I just wanted to let you know that Kate's kindergarten class absolutely loved these squares! They were so fun and colourful. My husband was all over them too!
Your Valentine recipes were way over the top!
Laura I am so happy they liked them. The kids and the hubs. That's so wonderful to hear. I appreciate you letting me know. Made my day.
Thanks so much for the Valentine's comment. I got a little carried away. I am now addicted to ice cream sandwiches so you can expect some fun ones for summer.
There's med for ocd right? I have problems. lol
For the treats in the pictures, did you use one bag of mini marshmallows?
Hi Iani. Yes I did. It should show in the recipe but maybe your having trouble seeing it. There should be a big box with the recipe on it and you can even print from it if you like. But I only used 1 bag as I wanted a more grown up treat, less marshmallows. I've had some folks make them with 1 bag and loved them, some folks with kids prefer 2 bags. It's just personal choice. Hope that helps. They are super good and so cute at parties. Have a great day.
Just giving my opinion - I made these Monday night for a family gathering and while they looked adorable they didn't taste that good. The Trix almost tasted stale after making them when they were just fine straight out of the box. Several people there also said they seemed stale, not sure what happened. I have heard of using Fruity Pebbles instead Rice Krispies, which are similar in size and shape so I will try that next time.
Never had mine taste stale before. Were you marshmallows fresh, and good quality? That can affect the taste of krispies. You could totally try them with Fruity Pebbles, they are lovely in krispies. As are Cocoa Pebbles, and pretty much any sugary cereal. If you ever want to jazz things up layering the top with ganache is wonderful too. Adds a nice boost of flavour. If you try another type let me know. Always curious how recipes work for others. Sorry yours weren't a smashing success. If I lived closer I'd come by and we could whip up a batch, lol. I just picked up two more boxes of Trix to try out something else. Hoping it's a swing and a hit. We'll see how the trial runs go.
My daughter and I just made these for Easter. We took a plastic egg that was divided long ways and molded the treats into half Easter eggs. We love them!
Thanks for the idea. 🙂 Turned out great. and Oh so YUMMY.
Serve these soon after making because the cereal gets soggy:(
So sorry you had issue with yours. I've made these multiple times, the last batch stayed fresh for 5 days. The only reason I could think of why they would go soggy is if they were stored before cooling. I've never had kripies go soggy before so unsure why that would happen. Hope you liked them before they went weird.
These are great! I didn't think my hisband would care for them, but the pan is almost gone in 2 days!
Yah! Love hearing that. I think my fave to date is my cocoa pebbles ones for taste, and these trix for the cute factor. Wait till you see what I cooked up next using this cereal. It will go up in May. It's sort of spectacular if I do say so myself. lol
LOL! I loved reading your entry for this treat. Your kids are exactly my brother and I. Ever since we were kids, I hoard the cereal, because he devours everything in his path and I don't have a chance to even try any tasty treat. We are 24 and 23 and his hasn't changed lol. Thanks for this recipe btw..these trix cereal treats look so pretty. Hopefully I can go down to the states this summer and get me some trix so I can make these for my Sunday school kids.
Just shared this idea for FHE tonight on LDStrong's Facebook page. Thanks Kim.
First thanks for being willing to share. That being said I really am not thrilled to see the instructions copied on a photo like that. It's actually a copyright issue when you do that. I don't think that was your intention at all but just so you know for future reference that bloggers don't dig stuff like that. We love our work shared, but instructions are sort of off limits.
I have a quick question in regards to the butter. Would there be any harm in using more than 1/4 of butter, maybe 1/2 cup?
just wondering, thank you!
I play with amounts of butter in my krispies as I'm a huge butter lover. You just might find they get too wet. The general rule of thumb for krispies is about 3 tablespoons of butter for each 10 ounce bag of marshmallows. 1/2 cup might push it but you could give it a whirl. Maybe divide the batch in two and try it both ways. I tend to experiment like that often. I will err on the side of caution and say 1/2 cup for these would be a bit too much though. Let me know if you test it out.
I'll go ahead and be somewhat cautious with it. I'll probably use two 10 ounce bags for the batch and use somewhere between 1/4 and a 1/2 cup to see how they come out and just experiment with it.
Thank you for the reply!
I think if you're using 2 bags you can likely get away with 1/2 cup. Let me know how it turns out. xx
Och my god, it looks amazing!!
Can the lemon tarts be made the day before and put in the refrigerator and then the next day add the
My guess is your making the mini ones that were inspired by Domestic Fits? Yes absolutely, you can totally do that. I do that often so the lemon sets up firmly first but the meringue is fresh. Let me know how they turn out. Hope you love them. xx
LOOKS AMAZING thanks for the recipe.
can you please tell me how much is 10 cups Trix cereal in grams? asking since not all cups are alike
Hey, it's been awhile since I've made these so not sure the gram size. I'd have to make them again to sure. I use my glass measuring cups for measuring cereal. It's just easier than weighing for me. I have a glass measuring one that fits 4 cups, I think those are pretty standard so you shouldn't have any trouble. If worried start with 8 cups and work up 1/2 cup at a time till you hit your desired consistency. I usually start small and work up when I make them. I figure I can always add more cereal but melting more marshmallows is more time consuming and harder to add in. Hope that helps. If I make them again soon I'll pull out my scale. I have a box handy so it's entirely possible they will be turned into krispies soon. lol
Hi!! These look amazing and I can't wait to make them for my daughters gluten-free Yo Gabba Gabba birthday party next week. I was wondering, how far ahead do you think I can make them?? I want them to be fresh but would love to make them a few days ahead if possible. Thanks so much!
I find Krispies can go stale pretty quick. I've made these and eaten them for days after. But for a party I'd say the day before just to be sure. Two max for optimum freshness. Hope they turn out.
Thanks, I'll let you know how it goes!!!!
Haven't made Rice Krispie Treats in DECADES -- but these colorful guys are calling to me!! Can't wait to try them! Thanks for posting!
Just finished making these and eating as I type! My son loves these and so do I! Yum!!
Yeah, I'm so glad you like them. Always nice to hear. xx