There’s no denying that one of my favorite things is to be in the kitchen with my little boy. He’s finally at the point where he can be a helper in the kitchen and actually be more help than mess maker. I’ve got him doing a perfect matchstick cut on veggies and he can whip eggs whites like nothing I’ve ever seen. Of course, y’all know I’m kidding – although I wish I wasn’t… help like that would be invaluable. Anyway, anytime I can have Jack in the kitchen with me is a real treat and an opportunity to teach him about food, making healthy choices, and very basic cooking techniques.
This recipe is one that I used to make with my friends that lived next door when I was a kid so I knew I had to have Jack in the kitchen with me to make it. It’s really not a recipe per se, but it’s something perhaps you can do with your kids – especially with the holidays coming up and them being out of school. It’s really a matter of just dumping it all in a big bowl and mixing it together. I love the salty-sweet flavors and of course the nostalgia of a recipe from my childhood that I can now share with my little boy. When packaged up pretty, this is also a GREAT (and inexpensive) little gift for your child’s classmates and friends.
- 1 – 12 oz box Golden Grahams Cereal
- 1 – 12 oz bag semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 – 10.5 oz bag of marshmallows (I only use half of the bag.)
- 1 – 12 oz can salted peanuts
- In a very large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well. (I’m not a huge marshmallow person, so I usually only use about half of the bag. But you can suit it to your tastes.) Store in an airtight container.