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Making classic rice krispies treats is a GREAT sensory activity because it gets your child touching a sticky, gooey, bumpy marshmallowy mixture.
Sure, it's not the healthiest treat, but if making rice krispies treats helps your child with sensory issues and lets you spend quality time together with your child, then I would say it's worth it, right?
- 3 tablespoons butter (use vegan butter or margarine if your child is allergic to dairy or lactose intolerant)
- 1 package (10 oz., about 40) Marshmallows OR
4 cups Miniature Marshmallows
- 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
- 13 x 9 inch pan or baking tray
- wax paper
- cooking spray
Melt the butter, stir in the marshmallows, and allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes (make sure the outside of the bowl or pot has cooled down too!). Ask your child to add the Rice Krispies treats and help you stir. When the mixture has cooled down and is safe to touch, they can even get in there with their hands!
Ask your kid to press the sticky, gooey marshmallowy mixture into the baking tray. Enjoy the treat with your child!