Saturday, 8 June 2013

Father's Day Cereal Treat

I don't know about you, but my dad almost never wears ties, so growing up my siblings and I never had that as a fall-back option for Father's Day. Even all the tie-related father's day gifts and cards seem like a stretch. My dad does love camping though, and rice krispie treats. With that in mind, I put together this cereal treat to mimic the look of layers of earth, soil, and rocks. 

If you're planning on making your dad breakfast in bed, this would definitely be a sweet option - it is cereal after all!

Supplies: mug/ramekin (in desired size), plastic wrap, cooking spray, 1/3 cup of three different cereals, 1 cup mini marshmallows, 3/4 tsp margarine, white and green chocolate wafers, chocolate rocksmushroom toppers, and plastic trees

Step 1: Line your mug with plastic wrap. Coat with cooking spray. 
Step 2: Microwave 1/4 tsp margarine until melted. Add 1/3 cup mini marshmallows and stir to coat. Microwave 20-30 seconds, until melted, and stir. Add 1/3 cup of desired cereal and mix well.
Step 3: Press cereal mixture into mug.
Step 4: Repeat with both remaining cereals. I used plain Rice Krispies, Chocolate Cheerios, and Golden Grahams. Reese Puffs, Nesquick, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cap'n Crunch, and Cocoa Pebbles would all be fun to try as well, depending on what cereals your dad likes best. 
Step 5: Remove the cereal treat by pulling on the plastic wrap.

Step 6: Place the cereal treat on plate. 
Step 7: If desired, while the marshmallow is still sticky press extra cereal pieces onto the sides of the treat to emphasize the look of layers of earth.
Step 8: Melt green and white wafers in the microwave and stir. Pour melted chocolate onto the cereal treat. 
Step 9: Spread chocolate over the cereal treat with a butter knife. It's okay if it's uneven - it looks more like grass that way!
Step 10: Place your chocolate rocks and decorations onto the chocolate before hardened.
Step 11: If desired, make a simple banner with paper and a wooden skewer.

If you're having family over, you could make a bigger batch in a 9" x 13" pan and cut squares like you would for normal cereal treats. 

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  1. This is so cute and looks yummy! I featured it on The Crafty Crow today!

  2. This is such a cool idea. I love the little scenery on top.
    My Dad isn't one for wearing ties either!

    1. Thanks Lisa! And isn't it tough when ties aren't an option at all?

  3. This is absolutely adorable!

  4. love this, kathleen! great photos and i just want to CHOW DOWN on the final product, haha!

    ps, i can't remember ever giving my dad a tie, either! ^__^

    1. Thanks Lyndsay!! I definitely helped eat this guy, and the Golden Grahams layer was probably my favourite. :)

  5. This is so clever and adorable! I'm not waiting until father's day to make this gem.

    1. Thanks Tan! I agree - I definitely don't plan on waiting until next year before making this again either!

  6. This is so stinkin cute! What dad wouldn't love this! Thanks for helping us find a gift for a dad who doesn't need or want anything!


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