Sunday, September 20, 2009

Halloween "Trix"ster Treaters

I love Halloween!


For those of you who know me, you know that I love pretty much every Holiday, but Halloween is one of my favorites. One would think that I would hate Halloween since I scare terribly easily and I hate being scared, but I love it. Don't get me wrong, I won't go in a Haunted House and I am not about to watch a scary movie, but I still love Halloween. I love dressing up and I love the decorations. Zack fears that I am going to be one of those people that decorates every corner of the house. I keep telling him that he does not have to worry...but maybe he should :)

You may think it is a little early for me to be posting about Halloween, and ordinarily I would agree with you. This time there is a special exception. I was contacted by the BettyCrocker.com and asked to create some Halloween recipes using a selection of General Mills Cereals. Since I love Halloween and I love cereal I jumped at the opportunity. The little guys pictured above were actually the last of the four recipes I created. I had a lot of fun making these recipes. This recipe in particular would be perfect to make with kids. The first step in the recipe is to sort an entire box of Trix by color so you can make the treats any color combination of your choice. It is important an adult melts the butter and marshmallows, but when the treats are cool let the kids help decorate. The possibilities are endless!

"Trix"ster Treaters
recipe from Baked Perfection

3 tablespoons butter
10 oz. package regular marshmallows
6 cups Trix cereal (colors separated)
Assorted Candies
Betty Crocker Cookie Icing

Multi-Color instructions:

Coat a 9 x 13 x 2 pan with cooking spray

In a saucepan, melt butter and marshmallows over low heat, stirring occasionally until completely melted. Remove from the heat. Add Trix cereal and stir until completely coated. Using a greased spatula, evenly press mixture into the prepared pan. Cool completely and decorate with assorted candies and sprinkles. Use icing to attach candies.

Color Variations:

In a saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter and 12 marshmallows over low heat, stirring occasionally until completely melted. Remove from the heat. Add 2 cups of desired color Trix cereal and stir until completely coated. Using a greased spatula, evenly press mixture into the prepared pan. Cool completely and decorate with assorted candies and sprinkles. Use icing to attach candies.