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Earth Treats Recipe

In honor of Earth Day, here is an Earth themed snack. Basically these are rice krispie treats shaped like the earth.

You can make small “earths” or larger ones, but it seems to set better if you don’t make them too big.

Earth Treats

Equipment

  • 2 large saucepans
  • 2 spoons for stirring
  • waxed paper

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 40 regular marshmallows
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereals
  • green and blue food coloring

Directions

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Melt half of the margarine and marshmallows in one large saucepan and the other half in a second saucepan.
  3. Add green food coloring to the first saucepan. Stir in the cereal.
  4. Add blue food coloring to the second saucepan. Stir in the cereal
  5. Using some of each color, form “Earths” out of the cereal and place on waxed paper.
  6. Let set for about an hour (if you can resist).
  7. Enjoy eating the Earth!
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5 Responses to Earth Treats Recipe

  1. Gregory October 22, 2012 at 12:36 PM #

    Isn’t it a perfect time to teach people, what is good for them and what is not, when they are children? Boy scouts should be a vanguard of any positive activities. For many years it is known that food coloring, especially in big doses is unhealthy, mainly for children. The worst is the yellow one. There were many attempts to ban the usage of unnatural food coloring, but the powerful lobby blocked all these legislative attempts. The only way we can win this battle is to stop using unhealthy products. I think it would be much better to take a globe and teach boys a location of a few countries, capitals, mountain chains or oceans and additionally give them an opportunity to make a treat for themselves, in a form of a flat patty without any poison.

    • Jen January 14, 2013 at 9:48 AM #

      I couldn’t agree more! We give our kids junk and then wonder why their behavior is so crazy…

  2. DB February 27, 2013 at 2:30 PM #

    While I agree with Gregory for the most part, leaders and parents come here for ideas to make scouting more fun. Looking up geography vs. making a fun treat and decorating – which do you think has more appeal? Encourage alternate products such as blueberry juice and chlorophyll in place of chemical dyes which are natural and healthier and it teaches resourcefulness. And I have always used marshmallow Fluff without gelatin to make these treats.

  3. Lisa April 30, 2013 at 3:37 PM #

    Oh good grief!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! your coming here for IDEAS!!!! if you dont want them look somewhere else! im greatful for this idea and i printed it…. im useing it AS A TREAT for them at the end of my class… good grief people get over it

  4. Socrates April 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM #

    In an ideal world, we could be free of poison. Since we don’t live in an ideal world, there are higher levels of poison in our drinking water, air, and foods. Since we are all going to die, I would rather focus on living and enjoying treats that have ppb doses of toxins. My Scouts are already told “No” every step of the way by their exhausted parents, this idea would put a smile on their faces. Smiles will wash away any trace levels of toxins this idea would carry. What a shame that many folks want to start living when they find out that they are dyeing. Live and enjoy life, it’s short!

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