We’re heading out to a picnic today. A picnic for bloggers! FOOD BLOGGERS! I hit a bit of a mild panic earlier this week when I realised that I needed to prepare food to share at a food bloggers picnic. All those fancy foodies with their fancy food. What on earth would I bring? I scoured my recipe books and googled my little heart out… and then I stopped. I thought “who am I?” I’m not fancy food blogger! The recipes I share are either great for kids to help cook, yummy for kids to eat, or good family friendly food. So I thought, lets stick to what we know. And what I know is kid food. That’s when I decided to make these cute little Bumble Bee Treats (among other things). So easy – and delicious too!
Bumble Bee Treats
- 35g (1 cup) Rice Bubbles
- 25 grams butter
- 40g (1/2 cup) white marshmallows
- Spray oil
- 50g chocolate melts (I used milk, but for darker stripes use dark chocolate)
- Approx. 40g white choc buttons (I used Milky Bar Buttons, as they were the perfect size)
- Melt the butter and marshmallows in a small saucepan over a low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 -3 minutes or until the mixture is smooth.
- Add the rice bubbles to the cooled marshmallow mixture and stir until well combined. Allow to cool for five minutes.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spray a little oil onto your hands to help stop the mixture from sticking. Use your hands to roll heaped teaspoonfuls of the rice bubble mixture into oval shapes. Place on the lined tray. Use a small sharp knife to score the rice bubble shapes twice, lengthways. This will create a little space to insert the ‘wings’.
- Place the chocolate into a sealable plastic bag and the bag into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on medium/50% for 30 second bursts until the chocolate has just melted. Cut a small hold in one corner of the bag and use the hole to drizzle chocolate over the rice bubble shapes.
- Arrange two white chocolate buttons in the indentation in each rice bubble shape to make wings. Allow to set in the fridge for ten minutes.
These truly were very easy to make, not as fiddly as they sound. I had some help from my seven year old niece, who did all the pouring, mixing and moulding. It was a very different experience cooking with just one 7 year old! I am so used to one 2 year old (or twenty 5 – 8 year olds!). I took over for the chocolate drizzling and wing application. Inserting the wings is the trickiest part. We did lose a few bees! It’s easiest to attach them while the drizzled chocolate is still gooey.
These bees will be making a come back next week for Pebble’s third birthday party – a Teddy Bears Picnic! I have LOTS to tell you about that little event. Come back soon to find out more.