My immediate thought when it comes to these things, or any things actually, is food!
I really wanted to do something to do with baking or decorating but the more I thought about it the more those ideas just wouldn't work.
In the end I came up with the idea of having two teams battling it out (to win chocolate of course) to unscramble their memory verse. The children had to eat all of the rice bubbles with a spoon (and no milk) in order to see the verse written on the paper bowls, unscramble it then say it together.
It was a pretty fun (and messy) game which left me with an abundance of rice bubbles (or rice krispies and some call them).
I definitely wanted to make something with them, perhaps something marshmallowy? Maybe something chocolatey?
I was feeling a little experimental so decided to try out a new idea, Milo Rice Krispie Treats!
I'm a HUGE fan of Milo so these bad boys have quite a bit in them. They definitely have a real Milo taste, not just a chocolatey taste with a hint of Milo or anything like that!
Milo Rice Krispie Treats
Adapted from Nigella Lawson
150g Milk Chocolate plus more for drizzling
1/4 C Golden Syrup
1/2 C Milo plus more for sprinkling
4 1/2 C Rice Bubbles/Krispies
- Line a square or rectangular cake tin or casserole dish with baking paper and set aside.
- Place chocolate in a large bowl and microwave in short bursts, making sure to mix each time, until chocolate is melted.
- Place butter in a small cup and microwave until melted, approx. 30 seconds.
- Add butter and golden syrup to chocolate and stir until combined.
- Add Milo to the chocolate mixture and stir, this will make the mixture thicken up.
- Pour the rice bubbles into the bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until most rice bubbles are coated in mixture.
- Press mixture into prepared cake tin, I found the back of a spoon useful for this!
- Sprinkle approx. 1/4 cup of Milo over top of the rice krispy slice, just enough to cover the surface.
- Melt a few more squares of milk chocolate in a zip lock bag in the microwave.
- Cut the end off the zip lock bag and drizzle chocolate over the entire slice.
- Place in the fridge to set the chocolate.
- Cut into small squares and enjoy with a nice hot cup of Milo!
Mr S took these to work and everyone commented how it made them think of childhood memories, eating rice bubble cakes at birthday parties.
To me these are like the grown up versions of rice bubble cakes. They aren't as sweet and look a bit more mature with all that brown-ness going on, yet the rice bubbles make them fun and, well, bubbly!