Rita Rudner told a joke years ago (or maybe it was Joan Rivers… or Phyllis Diller? Doesn’t matter…) Anyway, the joke is “You spend the first two years of your child’s life trying to get them to talk. And then spend the next two trying to shut them up.” Something like that.
Holy Helen of Troy, are my kids talkers. And they were early talkers, so I’ve had a head start on needing quiet time (for me, not them.)
With all that yammering, though, comes some hilarious statements.
Haley’s random observation at two years old: “It feels good to poop. And have teeth.”
Haley’s longing to be older at age three: “Mommy, when I am a grown-up I will play with scissors. And touch raw chicken.”
And yesterday, in her 4 1/2 year old infinite wisdom, she informed me of the following: Boys like Spiderman, Transformers, chasing, and walking next to each other. Girls like Hello Kitty, flowers, and ponies.
When I asked if she thought boys would like these treats, she replied, “Of course boys would like them. They’re not total stinky farty heads.”
Hm. I wonder if she’ll feel the same way when she’s 10 (about the boys, not the treats.)
Cocoa Krispy Treats with White Chocolate & Sunflower Butter
Makes 16 treats
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
• 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
• 4 cups mini marshmallows
• 1/3 cup sunflower butter*
• pinch of salt
• 6 cups cocoa krispies cereal
• 1 package (12 ounces) white chocolate chips*
Butter an 8-inch square baking dish. Set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chips for 45-60 seconds, then check and stir. Continue to microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring each time, until completely melted.
Place butter, marshmallows, sunflower butter, and salt in a large pot. Stir to combine and melt over medium heat, stirring frequently (about 4-5 minutes.) Add cereal and mix to combine.
Put a little cooking spray on a wooden spoon and press half of cereal mixture into the baking dish. Spread half of the melted chocolate on top. Repeat with remaining cereal and chocolate.
Let chocolate harden and cut into squares.
Note: you could easily swap out the white chocolate and sunflower butter for milk chocolate and peanut butter.