I try to get them a range of snacks and lunchbox treats to give them variety, but sometimes I struggle. So when Alfie started pointing out the Kiddylicious adverts on TV I thought I'd find some for him. Now he loved the fruit wriggles, just on their own in his lunchbox. He's actually quite obsessed by them. But he wasn't so keen on the tomato flying saucers (sorry kiddylicious people) or the smoothie bites.
So when the kind people at Kiddylicious asked if I'd like some of their products to play with, Alfie thought it was a great idea. What he didn't think was great was that he couldn't eat the contents of the box as soon as it arrived.
Seeing as he was less keen on the smoothie bites, I concentrated on making something using them. I thought about some sort of sweet pizza, but in the end, marshmallow squares were the order of the day.
To make about 12 - 16 squares, depending on how big you want to cut them, you'll need
120g marshmallows (I used mini marshmallows as they seem to melt more evenly)
90g puffed rice cereal
3 packs of Kiddylicious smoothie bites (I used one pack of each - as that's what I had)
Line a tray or tin with parchment or a non-stick sheet.
Melt the butter in a large heavy based saucepan
Stir in the rice cereal until it's all mixed in. It can look a bit strange and spider-webby as the marshmallow cools as you're mixing it, but stick with it.
I broke some of the larger pieces of smoothie bites into smaller bits, then fold them into the mixture. The key here is to move quite quickly before the marshmallow cools too much. Once stirred, tip the mixture into the tin & refrigerate for a couple of hours. Cut into squares and share :o)
PS Alfie said they were very tasty, as did my other little (and big) taste testers.