Hello! Today we’re going to get into a super simple recipe and share a little more about my everyday life as well.
If you haven’t checked out my About Me page, I definitely recommend doing so and also leaving a comment and introducing/sharing something about yourself! Anyhow, in that section I share how long I’ve been playing World of Warcraft (& yes I definitely still make the time to play these days). While I love video games, I love board games as well and Monopoly is by far my favorite. I love trading and buying property, thinking strategically about how to spend your money and how time consuming it is. A few years before Henry was born I bought the World of Warcraft Monopoly version, which I absolutely love.
Fast forward 5 or 6 years and I finally took everything out of its original package to play with Henry. Yes…I had to wait years lol my family isn’t a huge fan of Monopoly, let alone the WoW (World of Warcraft) version and I lack nerdy friends, so sad. I couldn’t think of a better person to experience it with than Henry though, so it was perfect timing. For those that are at all interested in the board game or what it looks like you can check it out here on Amazon. Also if you’re interested in the game at all, let me know below in the comments or Contact Me and I’d be more than happy to talk about it.
Enough about WoW I know I know!
Something great about board games, and Monopoly in particular, is the learning. I have Henry count out the money we need, count the squares when he moves and figure out how much he needs to buy a property. Always seems so simple, but at his age it really is simple. Games, cooking and Legos fill a lot of our days. I try not to make things more difficult than they have to be. Learning comes naturally to kids and it should never be stressful for them.
I know someone has to be thinking rice krispie treats and board games don’t go well together and no…they do not lol. We made and enjoyed some treats, then played. If you’ve never tried making the original rice krispie treat recipe on the Rice Krispies page, definitely take a look at it. My mom has been making these since I was little and just sort of accommodated it to our tastes, so it differs just a little bit in ratios. Ultimately, you should still end up with a big bowl full of this…
- 3-4 tablespoons butter (plus more for spreading in pan)
- 1 1/2 bags (18 oz.) of Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
- 7 1/2 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
- food coloring for fun (optional)
- Lightly butter a 13×9 baking dish on all sides, set aside.
- In a large bowl measure out the cereal, so it is ready once the marshmallows are melted. I always do this before I start melting because it is easier to work with the marshmallows while really hot.
- Slowly melt your marshmallows and butter on low heat, be sure to stir frequently so it doesn’t burn. Add in food coloring just after removing from the heat if you wish.
- Add in the rice krispies…this is always the tough part. It will get harder to mix as they all get combined.
- Pour your gooey delicious mix in your baking dish and marvel at it! (Take a piece of wax paper, put some butter on it, and use that to mash everything down.)
*A couple of side notes* A little butter on your butter knife helps when cutting the treats as well. I also use an amber baking dish when making these, makes it easier to cut them so you don’t have to worry about leaving marks in a nonstick pan.