Wednesday, March 31, 2010
April Fool's Day Meatballs
Did you think that this was a big tray of meatballs?
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!
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:
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
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?