One of my FAVORITE treats as a kid were Rice Krispy Treats. Gooey, sweet and ever-so-addicting, we didn't make them often because they'd get gobbled up in record speed. Surely, my parents didn't want me and my sister high on sugar as much as I don't want my kid zipping around all crazed on sweets.
But today was another 105 degree day and I was blanking on any preschool lesson since I'm slowly putting together our Fall curriculum, so into the kitchen we went. Educational, I get content for the blog and we get a treat at the end. Sounded like a wonderful way to spend a Thursday to me.
That, and I found patriotic straws in the drawer and BAM! these became a dessert for Labor Day that is this coming long weekend.
If you are lacking star spangled straws, fear not, these babies are JUST as festive, beautiful and delicious sans prop.
And in true Nosh and Nurture fashion these are not the Rice Krispy Treats of our youth. With Dandie's Marshmallows (not sponsored, just love these little things) the marshmallows are corn-free. The cereal I used is an organic brown rice variety that I picked up at Sprouts because I don't care for the additives and folic acid found in the popular mainstream white rice cereal traditionally used in these.
I also used an organic coconut oil and vegan butter to get them to be ooey gooey and pure perfection.
I can attest that the little ones will love these as much as I did as a kid. Grey even posed his perfect little hand in the photo and I had a proud food blogger mommy moment haha. He literally gets cuter every day.
What was your favorite childhood treat and have you found a way to improve upon it now that you're an adult?
Rice Krispy Treats - New & Improved!
Creamy Watermelon Popsicles
In celebration of #NationalWatermelonDay with WTRMLN WTR, these coconutty and creamy watermelon popsicles are perfect for a hot summer day for adults and kids alike. My little guy devours these and we love to enjoy them at home or by the pool.
1 + 1/4 cup cup fresh watermelon slices
½ cup WTRMLN WTR
½ cup coconut milk
Puree 1 cup of chopped WTRMLN slices with ½ cup WTRMLN WTR and pour into popsicle molds so molds are 2/3 full.
Freeze for 30 minutes and pour chilled coconut milk on top of frozen watermelon blend.
Top with remaining watermelon slices and freeze for an additional 30 minutes. Rinse molds under warm water to release popsicle, add dried or toasted coconut for crunch and enjoy somewhere near a pool or beach.
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Nosh & Nurture was born of this journey I am on to better the health of myself, my family and those around me. What started as a simple compilation of recipes has grown to a all-around lifestyle journal with ways to incorporate organic products into your home, pantry and beauty cabinet. I also include stories on pregnancy, new motherhood, travel, Proverbs 31 marriage, and spiritual health, as I am a Christian who couldn't do any of this without my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. For more of my story you can click here.
All recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free with a lot of soy-free, grain-free, sugar-free options.