I made Halloween Cocoa Puff Marshmallow Treats. Don’t ask…but I will tell.
So…Fresh Direct sent us a box of Cocoa Puffs like a month ago. I don’t know why. Mistake? Promotion? Not clear. I thought about donating it to the local food pantry, but that didn’t seem like a great way to nourish the community. So I shoved the box into the back of the cereal cabinet — deep enough that neither kid noticed it — and forgot about it until yesterday.
Even as a kid — especially as a kid — I never ate cereals like this. There were things we didn’t keep in the house that I wished we kept in the house. Pringles, hello. Doritos, hi! Sugary cereals were not one of those things. I honestly think I had never tried Cocoa Puffs until like 27 hours ago. When I went to Target with the little one to grab some Halloween candy and a few kid bedroom adornments, I proudly pointed at a box of Count Chocula and said, “You may be surprised to know that we have THAT in our house!” We did not have that in our house. And even as I write this, I have to keep glancing at the cereal box to know whether to type “Puffs” or “Pops.” Cocoa Puffs are not in my wheelhouse.
None of which explains why I decided to make some ridiculous Cocoa Puff Marshmallow Treats with googly eyes and chocolate drizzle when we got home. I don’t know WHAT explains that, to be honest. Halloween fever? Identity crisis? Again. Not clear.
Cope said, “What did you make here?” and “They look scary,” and I don’t think he meant in a spooky Halloween kind of way. The 12 year old said they were “Pretty good.”
Here they are. Real food tomorrow, promise.
Talk to you then.
Halloween Cocoa Puff Marshmallow Treats
- 1 10-ounce bag marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons salted butter
- 6 cups Cocoa Puffs
- 20 candy eyes
- 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
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