I am just about catching myself up from the chaos of April and its 37 Bank Holidays which was kicked off at with Lil H’s 4th Birthday – I had planned to blog about his handmade Octonauts cake however shortly after I finished Captain Barnacles Lil H changed his mind and wanted a Star Wars Cake. So I went to Tesco!

Just before Bank Holiday silly season arrived Kelloggs sent us fantastic goodie bags of Rice Krispie goodies, thank you Kelloggs – and we used them as a baking activity at all three of Lil H’s birthday parties.  It was really successful!  I was so busy with the parties and the smalls had eaten most of the results so I haven’t got any photos, but you can see the cakes in action on here, have a watch and below you will find the recipe – its a great idea to add to the list of possible things to do during Summer Half Term week!

45g unsalted butter or margarine
300g marshmallows
150g Kellogg’s Rice Krispies

To decorate
Assorted sweets
Red String liquorice
Writing icing

1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until the mixture is melted. Remove from heat.
2. Add the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and stir well until coated with the marshmallow mixture.
3. Using hands roll portions of the mixture into balls. (The mixture can be pressed unto a lightly greased baking tray and cut out into snack bars if you are feeling less adventurous!)
4. Allow to cool slightly and then decorate with sweets and icing of your choice.
For more fun recipes visit www.ricekrispies.co.uk

On a separate note, given Lil H had three birthday parties does that me I’m in credit until his 7th? Just wondering!