Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April Fool's Day Meatballs



Did you think that this was a big tray of meatballs?

Look again.....

Both of my kids and my husband thought that I had made meatballs on first glace. All of them asked about the "white stuff" in the meatballs. hahaha!

Not!

They are really cocoa rice krisp balls.

Perfect for a "meatball" dinner item.

I think that just about everyone knows how to make rice krisp treats but in case you need a reminder, here's the recipe from Kellogg's:

Ingredients

3 tablespoons  butter or margarine
1 package  (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
- OR -
 4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups  Ready-To-Eat Cereal Cocoa Krispies

Directions

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.  I rolled the mixture into golf ball-sized balls and laid them on a baking sheet. 

Store in a container with a tight lid.


To make a "meatball sandwich":

Slice a "v" into the middle of a a mini pound cake loaf. Place two "meatballs" into the middle of the pound cake. Trim both sides of the pound cake to "flatten" the sides to resemble a hoagie roll.  Top with red cake icing for "sauce" and shave white chocolate on top for "cheese". (Sorry that I don't have a picture of this but my kids don't like meatballs sandwiches so they would've never fallen for this one.)

Happy April Fool's Day!!

What are you doing to fool your family?

5 comments:

Sue Sparks said...

Cute April Fool's Day trick! I made "french fries" from pound cake:)
I love your cinnamon bunnies (cute name)!

Tami said...

Thanks, Sue!!

Amanda said...

How cute! Bet they were yummy too :)

Are you mad at me? Haven't talked to you in a while :(

Tami said...

Oh, heck no I'm not mad at you. I've been volunteering at my daughter's schoo' since last Fri.

I've emailed you. ;)

Happy Easter!

Sarah Anne said...

I really like your blog! You are definitely doing some creative recipes. You have very cute desserts and you are awesome at taking photos! Any tips on taking photos of food? Sometimes it's hard to make your food look as tasty as it is, through a photo!

Sarah (Frugal Table @ mealplanningmommies.com)

E-mail me at mealplanning@live.com

Would love to do a blog posting swap with you! :<)

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