Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Toddler Tuesday: Cooking with Sam

Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Eggs

Cooking can be a wonderful activity to do with your child.  There are so many learning lessons that can be incorporated and I will try to list those with each recipe that we try.   

This week's learning lessons:
              Go over color of the eggs and the ingredients
              Learning to say all the ingredients.  
              Differentiation of  the different textures of the ingredients
              Practice pouring objects from one place to another
              Start to understand how we measure 
              A talk about *hot*

6 cups of Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal
3 tablespoons butter
4 cups of miniature marshmallows

chocolate (I will confess, we used up all the random Valentine chocolate laying around)
plastic easter eggs

1. Show toddler how to pour cereal into a large measuring cup. 

2. Have toddler pour cereal from measuring cup into an extra large bowl. 

3. Have toddler measure out the 4 cups of marshmallows and 3 tablespoons of butter and put into a pot.  This would be a great time to have a discussion about HOT!  We even sang a little made up song about the hot stove.  Adult: stir until completely melted and then pour into extra large bowl.

4. Help toddler to mix it all together.  Then a taste test of course!  Ok, it takes great onto the eggs.


5. *Note - this step goes much easier if you spray all the eggs with PAM.  Show your toddler how to stuff the eggs with the rice krispies mixture.  Let sit for 5-10 minutes.  


6. Another taste test.  Still good.

7. Make a small double boiler.  Fill a pot half way with water and bring to a boil.  Then find a bowl just big enough to lay in the pot above the boiling water.  Place chocolate in bowl and allow to melt.   (don't know why I don't have a picture of this sorry).

8.  When the chocolate is melted remove from heat and allow toddler to dip the egg in the chocolate.  Then a little double dip for the egg into some sprinkles!

9.  Allow to dry.  We even put them in the freezer for hardening.

10.  Final taste test!

*disclaimer -  you know your child best.  If you feel your child is not quite ready for some of the steps seen above then modify to do what is most appropriate for your child *

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Next week: Chocolate-banana pancakes


Carrie @ young living oil lady said...

Cutest little helper ever! What a clever way to make rice krispy treats! Love this! Such a great article to share with us at Kids in the Kitchen! Thanks so much! Can't wait to see you and your precious kids next Tuesday! :)

Happy Whimsical Hearts said...

Your little helper looks like they had heaps of fun :-) My son always has heaps of taste tests too!

I have a baking with kids linky and would love you to share