Monday, January 17, 2011

Pinewood Derby Treats

This year 9-year-old Christian has been involved in Cub Scouts, so I made Rice Krispie treats for the pack's annual Pinewood Derby.

I had hoped these sweet treats would stop traffic, but I'm sorry to report that Christian's Derby dreams crashed before the event even started. Joe and Christian attended a workshop to build the car last weekend, and Christian and Carson painted the body Friday night. But when Joe asked Christian for the wheels so they could assemble the car, Christian revealed that he had thrown them away. At a gas station. Thirty minutes away. My sweet husband drove back into town late at night and dug through the trash -- shattering his phone in the process -- but was unable to find all the pieces. So unfortunately our Cub Scout did not cross the finish line this year. Maybe we will refuel and try again next year. And the children can race to our kitchen to finish off these sweet treats.

Fruity Rice Krispie Treats
If you don't have this simple recipe in your files, keep it for an easy go-to when you need a quick treat.
3 tablespoons margarine, melted
1 (10-ounce) package miniature marshmallows
4 cups Rice Krispies
2 cups Fruit Loops
Melt margarine in a large saucepan over low heat. Pour in marshmallows, stirring until melted. Remove from heat and add cereal. Stir until coated, then transfer to a greased casserole dish. Use waxed paper to press the treats flat into the dish. Allow the treats to cool, then cut into squares with a sharp knife. (Note: Double this recipe for thick treats.)


tammy n said...

Hello there...I found your blog this weekend.

I may make up a batch of these to send to the Grands! Thanks for the recipe!!♥

Love Being a Nonny said...

Oh well....maybe next year. Not that it matters, but did he say WHY he threw them away? :) Love how you packaged these goodies!

Val said...

I really love this idea. Thanks for sharing. My kiddos will love this.

Sue said...

I'm sure these sweet treats helped to make things better.
What a dad! :)

Christina said...

What a great recipe...and very easy to make (very important too)

gr. Christina

Rebecca said...

Would love to know if he had a reason for throwing them a gas station.
Oh, to be in the head of a young boy!

Texas Slowpoke said...

Such cute treats! Love your blog.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

OH, Melissa... I can identify with your poor son. I accidentally through out a NEW casserole dish that I absolutely love. It's a tiny one, perfect for my lunch, and I threw it away when I was cleaning out the fridge.

Those are cute treats, though, and there is always next year and more wheels and tomorrow and a new casserole dish. LOL!


Sheila :-)

Future Mama said...

Adorable treats!! And they sound just as good as they look.

Much love,
Future Mama

Shell in your Pocket said...

very cute and fun!

sandy toe

Ginger said...

Hi Melissa- I've been reading your blog for a while now. This post is very timely b/c my son's Pinewood Derby is Friday night! I might just have to make a batch of these to take to his den.
About the wheels, our Michael's sells all kinds of Pinewood Derby supplies. Maybe you could have gotten some more wheels? Better luck next year.

Becky Welch said...

This recipes sounds like it would be a winner at my house - will have to make them.

Poor Christian (and Joe)!

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