Alice's class will have a Valentine's Day party at the end of this week.
She can hardly wait.
In the meantime, since both of us were feeling festive, we decided to throw together a fun little Valentine's Day snack - she's enjoyed munching on it after school.
It's super easy and a great measuring activity for preschoolers or even toddlers.
Make as big or small a batch as you'd like using:
- Two parts Quaker Whole Hearts cereal. (I chose it for the shape, but if you can't find it, any kind of 'Os' cereal would work).
and one part each
- Chocolate chips
- Mini marshmallows
- Dried cranberries
- Something salty - we broke apart some pretzels, but I bet popcorn would be tasty too
For a little more color and zip, you could also toss in a handful of cinnamon heart candies
(For our smallish batch, we used 1 cup of cereal and half a cup of everything else).
Pour everything into a bowl and mix.
Alice and I served ours in paper cupcake liners, but I think this treat would be extra special inside some simple paper favor bags.
Find more Valentine's Day DIY ideas here.