Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ready for the Road

Yeah! My family's heading down to Seattle to do some rest and relaxation over the Easter break. Oh... that and a little bit of shopping, can't forget the shopping. Anywho, after hearing about the long waits at the border on the news and all, we're preparing to spend a lengthy time stalled in front of the US border. So what to do? Roadtrip games can only go so far... especially when you're not moving, so I decided that I'd whip up some sweet treats that would travel well and last at least until we reach the States. Hmmm... this left me pondering, what I would make. I would have wanted something hearty, and full of fiber, but my sisters aren't that in to eating rolled-oat, bran, raisin and flax bars :( So, I was left with the alternative... sweet, marshmallowy, sugar-filled, cereal squares.

Any-kind-of-Cereal Squares

Yields 24 (moderately sized bars)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 250g marshmallows (40 large)
- 6 cups of whatever kind of cereal you like
- A handful of mix-ins of your choice


1. Melt butter in saucepan
2. Add in marshmallows and stir until dissolved and gooey
3. Throw in the mixed up cereal and add in the mix-ins
4. Press into a greased pan and let cool for 1 hr
5. Cut into squares, take with you on the road and eat!

My sisters wanted to get in on the "baking" action and we all chipped in. It was so much fun. We took turns stirring and mixing and pressing and nibbling. The cereal we had on hand was: Special K, Corn Pops and Captain Crunch. Other options could be: Cheerios, Froot Loops, Oatmeal Crisp, Frosted Flakes, Honeycomb, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, French-toast Crunch (if they still make that). The mix-in we used was butterscotch chips, but you could also use: raisins, cranberries, coconut flakes, m&ms or other small treats. My sisters were fighting to lick the spoon, but I was content with picking at the marshmallow laden pan. Yeah! Now we'll be hoping for the long border-wait to take it's sweet, sweet time.

1 comment:

Somewhere in Singapore said...

First time visiting your blog, see that u can bake very well... :)