Saturday, September 17, 2011

Jello Krispie Apples


 

My littlest one started Kindergarten this year and they're allowed to bring in a snack once a month; the other day it was our turn.  Luckily our school still allows you to bring in homemade food rather than store bought.  This is one of my favorite times because I love seeing their faces when I bring it in; it's priceless!   Since they just started school I wanted to do something that meant "Back to School" so an apple was the obvious choice.  These are really simple to make and they have a little twist to them; they're flavored with jello!  It gives them such an incredible flavor and great color too!


 Ingredients are as follows:

1 (10 ounce) package marshmallows
1/4 C butter
1 (0.3 ounce) package sugar free jello
5 1/2 C crisp rice cereal

6-7 mini pretzel rods
1 green fruit roll-up


Directions:

In a large pot, melt butter over low heat.  Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. 


Add the jello and stir until completely incorporated.


Add the cereal; continue to stir until the cereal is completely coated.


Spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray. Take a handful of mixture and shape into an apple; set aside.  Repeat until done.


Break the pretzel sticks in half.


Insert one half into the top of your apple.


Unroll the fruit roll-up and cut a leaf shape from it. (I used my butterfly cookie cutter, however you could just do it with a knife.)


Remove cut-out from the wrapper and place it on top of the apple (I like to tuck mine in by the pretzel rod). Continue until all the apples are done.


Serve and enjoy!


This recipe will make 12-13 depending on the size.




36 comments:

  1. Those are adorable....our school would not be appreciative :(

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  2. These are adorable! I love how you used kool-aid to color them. Kid-approved, for sure!

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  3. These are so cute! I'll be the kids were so excited to see it! My kids would love it. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  4. These are so tempting! My kids would love to do this! Consider it bookmarked!

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  5. I'm just in awe of how creative you are! My grandkids would love these!

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  6. Adorable idea....I've 'pinned' it over on my Pinterest...come check it out!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/208321264/

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  7. Ooooh this is the cutest thing I've ever seen!! My kids would just love these!

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  8. That is soooo dern cute! I can't wait to make these for my grandkidlets...they'll love 'em!

    Thank you so much for the great instructions on how to make them, Lisa.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  9. nice variation on this idea...love the pretzel sticks instead of tootsie rolls like I did - nice combo of salty + sweet!! FUN!

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  10. Love this.
    http://thriftywithtriplets.blogspot.com/2011/09/crayola-crayon-painting.html

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  11. Just adorable! Thanks for sharing all the instructions too.

    xo
    Pat

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  12. Found you through Mandy's Recipe Box... this looks so fun and cute! I thought there were going to be apples inside, and then I realized there weren't and I thought, "Yum! Even better!" Ha. Lots of gooey sweet deliciousness.

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  13. Those are soooo cute! I want to remmeber this for when I have kids!! You could really do a lot of things with this with different flavors and colors of jello too! :-)

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  14. These are adorable and look soo yummy!

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  15. What a neat idea! Very cute, too. Found you in a hop!

    Stephanie @ http://airforcefamilyadventures.blogspot.com

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  16. This is such a precious idea! What teacher wouldn't love it?

    I'd LOVE if you would link up to Mommy Club Tuesday Linky! (It shows up both on MilkandCuddles.com & Crystalandcomp.com!)

    You can link up here: http://tinyurl.com/3h45jwb

    Shannon
    MilkandCuddles.com

    PS. I'm your newest follower!

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  17. Looks great. Thanks for sharing with Simply Delish.

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  18. not only cute but I am sure delicious as well come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com and see what I have shared

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  19. Those look delicious! I think I'd have one gigantic apple instead of 12- 13

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  20. These are really cute treats for the kiddos, all of us!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you, sweet friend!

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  21. SO darn cute! Love the little leaf!

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  22. What a great treat. I think I will make these for a table centerpiece. What a great idea.
    Happy Fall Hugs,
    Ellen

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  23. You've been featured! Thanks for linking up! Check it out here: http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/09/link-party-features-no-7.html

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  24. Visiting from Melt In Your Mouth Hop. Please return the favor. Also, Mom Blog Society is looking for recipes to feature on our site. We would love to feature you blog. Come on over if you are interested, I will be watching for you. You Can be featured more than once TOO! www.momblogsociety.com

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  25. These are so adorable and look very tasty, a really fun treat! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  26. These are so cute, and look very tasty. I cook it with little difference. Added dairy milk chocolate instead of creams. I sure you enjoyed your weekend.
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  27. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your Featured Red Plate.
    Miz Helen

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  28. Ok, Lisa, these are just too cute for words! I don't think I could eat it- I would just want it sitting at a desk or somewhere in my kitchen! :) Thanks for sharing them with us at Kids in the Kitchen link up. Hoping you will stop by again next week and link up with us every Tuesday. Have a great week! Blessings, Carrie-younglivingoillady.com

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  29. These are absolutely adorable!! So creative too!

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  30. How CUTE!!! What a fun little snack! The "apples" look adorable!!

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  31. That's adorable and looks yummy :) Thanks for sharing at Share your Stuff Tuesdays..have a great weekend!

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