Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mama knows best- the bottom of the cereal box!

Every Saturday I will be featuring Mama Knows Best series. We as mamas have to be innovative and thrifty all in the same beat. Somehow we find new ways of doing things that save us money, time and maybe if we are really blessed.... sanity!

If you have ever read this blog you know that I hate to waste anything! I try to stretch each dollar as far as it will go. So you know how much I just hate to see 3/4 eaten boxes of cereal. My family doesn't want the bottom of the box b/c of all the crumbies in it. I refuse to throw it away. Its a battle of the wills that results in alot of 1/2 empty boxes in my pantry that makes me reach a new level of crazy. ( Not a far walk I assure you)

I did a little happy dance when I found the following recipe. It uses crushed fruity cereal which is perfect for those bottom crumbies. My kids love them and I am not wasting anything! They look very festive- perfect for a kids birthday party!! I make my own sugar cookie dough to save money but the refrigerated saves time. Hope you and your kiddo's enjoy!

Fruity cookie rings and twists

1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough (Or make your own)

3 cups fruit flavored cereal, crushed and divided

Remove dough ( or make your own) according to directions.

Combine dough and 1/2 cup cereal in large bowl. Divide dough into 32 balls. Refrigerate for 1 hour ( or freeze for 30 minutes)

Preheat oven to 375. Roll dough balls into 6- 8 inch long ropes. Roll ropes in remaining cereal to coat; shape into rings or fold into half and twist. (Be creative! Try making cookies in a variety of shapes in addition to rings and twists: Form the ropes of dough into pretzels, snails, hearts or alphabet letters)

Place cookies 2 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheet.

Bake 10 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wired racks and cool completely.

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Checkout Chicks said...

Use the left over Rice Krispies for baked chicken. Rice Krispies Chicken was a favorite of ours growing up. My mom would salt and pepper bone-in chicken, then roll them in the Rice Krispies. Bake in the oven until done!