A sweet treat I made this week--Edible Easter Baskets!
This is a picture of one of my favorite spring holiday treats. It is an edible basket of jelly beans. While you can use the traditional rice krispie treat recipe with marshmallows, I like to use the peanut butter rice krispie treat recipe (see below). You can jazz it up by dying coconut green to be used as grass or using a pipe cleaner inserted into opposite sides as a handle.
I suggest making them with your students. The rice krispies can be made on a hot plate. Once the mixture has cooled a little, give each student about one cup full and have them mold it into baskets. (Note that this will be a sticky mess so buttering up their hands ahead of time is suggested and washing them before and after is a must!) Make the whole experience more educational by turning it into a simple lesson about glyphs for the younger kids or a most advanced lesson about glyphs with some math added in for the older kids.
Recipe for Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars:
1 cup white karo syrup
1 cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups rice krispies
1) Put the first two ingredients in a pan and heat. Let the mixture come to a rolling boil for one minute.
2) Remove from heat and add in the peanut butter. Mix this together with the rice krispies in a separate bowl.