Please welcome M&T’s first guest Dad Blogger, Drew from BenSpark.com. He made some fun treats with his family, putting a new perspective on a fun M&T Halloween activity.
Hi, this is Drew Bennett from BenSpark.com guest posting here on Make and Takes. Marie asked if I would check through the archives and find a project that would be good to do with my 3 year old daughter, Eva. My wife Allison and I love to involve Eva in crafts as well as food preparation. We were lucky to find the Boo-tastic Goblin Treats. These simple rice crispy based treats were really fun and easy to make.
I melted the mini marshmallows and butter in a large saucepan. Then I poured half into another smaller saucepan that was ready with some yellow and red food coloring so that we could make both orange and green Ooh Gobs (That is what Eva decided to call them, pronounced EWWW Gobs). Some were supposed to be pumpkins and you can probably see that in the photos but many of them were spooky green goblins. We didn’t follow the instructions from the original post exactly in that we picked other items to use to decorate our little Ooh Gobs.
We used Candy Corn, M&Ms, some Trail Mix and Chocolate Chips to decorate. I was a little frustrated decorating because the decorations did not stick to the gobs of Rice Crispy Treats that well. I’m not sure if we made them gooey enough or what but I really could have used some frosting or something to “glue” on those decorations. The trail mix had cashews, pretzel sticks and sesame sticks, any of which worked fantastic for pumpkin stems. Candy corn became teeth and spiky hair and Turned pointy side first they became yellow eyes for the Ooh Gobs.
The best thing about making these was that they in no way had to look perfect. They were goblins and goblins are all misshapen creatures. A perfect activity for a 3 year old who can be really into the preparation and then get distracted eating all the decorations. Great activity for little hands and big imaginations.
Andrew Bennett has been blogging for the past seven years. During that time he’s taken over 2000+ photos on as many consecutive days. He is a speaker at blogging conventions like Blog World Expo, EvoConference and Affiliate Summit. When he’s not on Twitter (@BenSpark) he can be found at BenSpark.com or I’m Not a Famous Blogger. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.