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Not So Lazy Days: Forming Rice Krispies baseball treats

Updated on July 6, 2011
These baseballs probably shouldn't be thrown...
These baseballs probably shouldn't be thrown... | Source

Arts & Crafts

Staying with the baseball theme, today we made a treat the boys have been waiting for ever since they saw the ingredients go into the shopping cart-- Rice Krispies Baseballs.

Okay, so you've heard of Rice Krispies, but not Rice Krispie Baseballs. No problem, the boys hadn't either. They are Rice Krispie treats made to look like baseballs.

First, we followed the directions on the box through mixing in the cereal. The boys took turns scooping out and counting the cups of cereal.

Then, using a greased 1/2 cup, I scooped out enough mix to fill the measuring cup and placed it on a sheet of parchment paper (you can also use wax paper) and scooped out another onto another sheet. I gave each to the boys and told them to roll each into a ball, using the paper as a barrier between the sticky mix and their clean fingers. We continued making balls until the mix was gone.

After the balls were complete, each was placed in a greased pan to continue cooling. Then, using red icing, we piped crescents onto the tops of the balls to look like the stitching on a baseball. (For the first one, I tried looping it around like a real baseball--or tennis ball-- but it was too messy and looked too difficult for the kids to do themselves-- yes, the kids each got to pipe a few themselves!)

Now, the boys cannot wait for the dessert they made themselves...

About the Not So Lazy Days series

I've challenged myself to find a new activity to do five days a week every week of the kids' summer vacation. Activities will fall under one of three categories: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games or Field Trips. Follow me on Twitter @readallaboutsam for immediate updates on posts!

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