12 September 2011

Little Chef Disney Creations ~ Chicken Little's Stuck in the Crosswalk Treat

With the return of school days, and in this house, a new kindergartner, we thought what better recipe to share in September than one inspired by one of our favorite characters - Chicken Little.  This is such a wonderful movie, and Chicken Little is one endearing character.  One of my children's favorite parts is when Chicken Little creates pants out of an old newspaper.  My kids think this is one of the funniest parts of any movie.  My girls have even attempted to create pants out of paper on several occasions.  Our treat today is inspired by Chicken Little being stuck in "gum in the crosswalk."  As we started discussing parts of Chicken Little and possible treats, Hayley mentioned that marshmallows were like gum - sticky.  So we went with it and created Chicken Little's Stuck in the Crosswalk Treats.  We all have bad days and a little treat seems to always make the day a little better!  Like always, the ingredients listed here are my children's favorite flavors, but this recipe is very easy to change to fit the favorites of your children.

3T. margarine
10 oz. marshmallows (we used the large campfire ones, though any size will do)
1 c. chocolate chips
1c. mini marshmallows
3 c. chocolate cheerios
1 c. cheerios
  1. Grease a large mixing bowl with margarine.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, chocolate cheerios and cheerios.  Pour into the greased mixing bowl.
  3. Melt the margarine and marshmallows in the microwave for 1 minute (use a large bowl for this because the marshmallows expand when hot), and stir.  Continue cooking 1 minute at a time and stirring until smooth.
  4. Pour the marshmallow over the dry ingredients and mix.  We buttered up our hands and mixed it that way once it was cooled enough to touch, though a greased spoon would work also.  Once the ingredients are mixed, pour them into a 13x9 pan. 
  5. Using wax paper, press the mixture into the pan. 
  6. Once they have cooled, you can cut them into squares and serve.

Just a note: For the ingredients list, you need six cups up ingredients to create these treats.  I put out all the ingredients in front of the kids and handed them each a half cup measuring cup.  We talked about two half cups equal one cup.  They each took turns adding 1/2 c. of ingredients to the bowl until we reached the 6 cups.  It was a great way to add a little math into the recipe.

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