And the monstrous fun continues with another Monsters University inspired treat! To celebrate this weekend’s opening of the new film, we had a little Monsters-theme playdate, complete with Mike Wazowski monster smoothies, Mike Wazowski monster apples, and these oh-so delicious cereal treat bars! While on our Monsters playdate shopping trip, Big Brother happened to spot a special edition Kellogg’s Monsters University cereal (think Lucky Charms). We don’t do much sugary cereal like that normally, but thought we could definitely turn it in to a special treat! And, that’s exactly what we did! No-bake, easy to make, super cute, and seriously delicious!! It’s as simple as making “krispie treat bars”.
- Monsters University cereal (*Note– if you can’t find the cereal, you could always substitute with something else and use the sprinkles/food coloring/etc. to make it more “Monsters-ish”)
- blue and green sparkling sugar sprinkles
- candy eyeballs
First decide what thickness of cereal bar you’d like. Because I was making them for young kids, I decided to make them in a 9x13 pan to make them fairly thin. But, the “normal” recipe isn’t enough then. If you like them thicker, then I suggest a square 8x8 or 9x9 pan! So…
- For thicker cereal bars in a square pan, use 3T butter, 4C mini marshmallows, and 6 cups of cereal!
- For thinner bars in a 9x13, use about 1/4 C butter, 5–6 C mini marshmallows (almost the whole bag), and about 8 C cereal (almost the whole box).
Start by greasing whatever pan you’re using with some butter. Then, melt your butter in a pan on low heat with the marshmallows, stir frequently. Once that is gooey & melty, stir in the cereal until it’s all mixed together well. Spread into the greased pan and smooth down as best you can. I recommend spraying a little non-stick cooking spray on your hand or on a piece of foil for pressing everything down. Then, while everything is still warm, let the kids sprinkle blue & green sugar sprinkles all over the pan and sticking in some candy eyeballs for some added monster fun!! Let the bars cool to harden a bit, then cut and serve! Super easy and fun! And, be warned…these monster treats are scary good! So they might just disappear in a flash!
For more Monsters fun, you can check out the following posts:
- Monsters University Movie Review
- Monsters University Printable Activity Sheets
- Mike Wazowski Monster Green Smoothies
- Mike Wazowski Monster Apples