While I was going through old photos recently, I came across these photos that we took when Monkey was three or four. She and I made some cereal treat owls that turned out delightful! We did this before Pinterest and way before I was blogging, so I was rather surprised at how cute they were. But it just goes to show you, creativity did exist before Pinterest!
If you would also like to make these adorable owls, this is how we did it:
Cereal Treat Owls Recipe
Kids of all ages will enjoy making these yummy cereal treat owls!
- Rice cereal
- Vanilla flavoring
- Colored candy pieces (we probably used Reese’s Pieces)
- Halved walnuts
- Frosting (optional)
Make the Cereal Treats
Melt 3-4 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan on low
Add 1 package of marshmallows to the butter and stir until melted.
While the marshmallows are melting, place 6 cups of rice cereal into a bowl.
When the marshmallow is melted, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring and stir.
Pour the marshmallows over the cereal treats.
Butter your hands liberally and mix the cereal and marshmallows until all cereal is coated.
Wait about 10 minutes for the cereal to cool slightly and become sticky.
Make the Cereal Treat Owls
Butter your hands again. Use more than you think you will need.
Grab a handful of treats and form a hand-sized egg shape (you can adjust the size depending on how large you want each serving).
Use two brown candies for eyes and a vertical orange candy for a beak. If the treats are still warm a bit, it should stick without any extra help, but you can also use frosting to help stick it in place.
Split the walnut half in half vertically to make two walnut ears. Stick the ears to the top of the owl.
You are done!
If you make these cereal treat owls, make sure to share your creations with us on the Schooling a Monkey Facebook page! We’ll share our favorites with everyone!