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I don't know why I've never seen Apple Jacks apples before? They are so easy, look so delicious and are an amazing portable breakfast!
We all know that some mornings we start on the go. If it's because we have a long bus ride or have to drive to school, this is a totally portable breakfast!!
4 Tbsp butter
1 bag of marshmallows (16 oz bag)
7 cups Apple Jacks
Pretzel Rods (cut) for the stems
In a microwave safe dish, melt butter (about 30 seconds, then 15 second increments).
Swirl butter around dish so the marshmallows won't stick.
Add the bag of marshmallows. Yes, the whole bag!
Microwave to melt. I did 45 seconds, stirred, and then another 45 seconds.
Add 7 cups of Apple Jacks
I use a big ice cream scooper and a spoon to just scoop lumps of the Apple Jacks cereal mixture to portion. I've done a dozen smaller 'apples' or if you like do 9 larger 'apples'.
I have thin disposable latex gloves that I use for this next step. You don't need them, its just your hands get a little messy. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you spray your hands/gloves with non-stick spray. This allows you to easily shape the cereal mixture into the apples. By the time you have portioned the cereal mixture, they are usually cool enough to handle.
Add a cut pretzel rod to the top. Just poke it in.
As the Apple Jacks cereal mixture cools, the 'apples' may separate a bit. Make sure you reform them. Once they cool, they will hold their shape.
I picked up my ingredients at Target. You can find your Apple Jacks in the cereal aisle.
That bright green box makes them easy to find! Be sure to check out Kellogg's Back to School packaging and great on-pack offers in store at Target!
Make sure you check out the new family fun program Kellogg has for you here!
Now before you go, let me give you a couple of school morning tips.
1. Lay out all your ingredients for anything you plan on making the night before. Make sure you have the directions handy too!
2. Help the kids choose what they plan to wear the next day. Check a weather app. first and then you will have the appropriate clothing for the weather.
3. Is homework all packed up? School supplies in order (pencils, pens etc.)?
4. Put the shoes by the door (a good way to check that they are reasonably clean and dry - I have boys).
5. Ask if there were any notes you should have read and/or signed. Yikes!!
6. Have you planned for lunch - either paid for hot lunch or packed a cold lunch?
Hope some of these tips help your morning run smoother. Also, hope you, and especially your kids, love these Apple Jacks apples! If you need them to be, they can be grab and go! Just make sure to bring along a glass of milk, to round out your portable breakfast.
Do you have any other important suggestions to make your school day start of smoothly?