“Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.”
I love Dr. Suess. He’s whimsical and funny and smart. So smart. I have a thing for kids books and I think we own almost every Dr. Suess book. They never get old! I love classic kids books that, no matter how the times change, still resonate today. The Berenstain Bears books do this for me too. Evan’s giving me trouble, “Come on Evan, let’s read The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Grownups.” Jackson’s jealous of something his brothers get to do, “I have the perfect book Jackson, The Berenstain Bears and the Green-Eyed Monster.” Evalyn’s begging for toys at Target (this I get), “Alright Gracie, bedtime story tonight is The Berenstain Bears get the Gimmies.” Anyways, you get the hint. Back to Dr. Suess…this week is Dr. Suess week at school. I was strolling through the grocery store last night getting lunch supplies when I saw that rice krispie treats were on sale for 1.99 for a box of 8. It reminded me of a cute little treat I came across on Pinterest that, for some reason, made me think of Dr. Suess when I initially saw it. You can find the original post on See Vanessa Craft here. I grabbed 3 boxes and thought it would be the perfect, easy little treat to send to Evalyn’s kindergarten class (cupcakes are just so darn messy, you’re welcome teachers).
All you need for these cute little treats is rice krispie treats, store bought or homemade, candy melts, goldfish and sticks. I used baby goldfish and regular sized. I already had lollipop sticks at home leftover from cake pops.
First, you will poke your lollipop stick about halfway up your rice krispie treat. Then, in a microwave-safe cup or bowl you will melt your candy melts. I used a coffee mug because it was narrow and deep and lended well to dipping the rice krispie treats halfway in without any trouble. Microwave your candy melts for 1 minute, stir, and then 30 seconds at a time stirring in between until almost fully melted. Stop when there are some chunks left as these will melt as you stir. If you microwave them for too long, the consistency will change and when they cool you will notice a white powdery coating. After you dip, shake off the excess and set on wax paper. Set your goldfish crackers in place while still wet. Once the candy coating dries completely you can use white candy melts, melted in a squeeze bottle, to add air bubbles. They were cute without them too, this step isn’t absolutely necessary but does add a little something.
I finished mine by putting them in plastic treat bags and tying them with red and white bakers twine that I had lying around. These really turned out to be so simple and absolutely adorable. It’s only Monday…you have the rest of the week to send these cute little treats in with your kiddo.
“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”
Inspired by See Vanessa Craft.