German chocolate meets krispy bars in these easy scotcharoos!
This winter has been so unusual. We’ve only had two snow days. And I am convinced those two days were given out of sympathy because we really didn’t need them, the weather wasn’t that bad. I think the superintendent just needed a day off and the kids couldn’t have been happier!
I find there are both good and bad aspects to each snow day. The bad is this; all the snow that gets tracked into the house, the kids taking 30 minutes to put on their snow gear just to come back in and take it all off (and then the extra laundry the snow gear creates), the mugs of half-consumed hot cocoa, and the constant munching out of boredom.
What I love about snow days is how much joy my kids get out of playing in the snow, I love the snowmen, the forts, I love the sledding, the snowball fights and the snow cones. I love that each snow day ends with the kids baking with me in the kitchen; the extra time together is priceless.
The last time we had a snow day the kids and I came up with this simple take on German chocolate cake. We used ordinary ingredients we already had on hand, like coconut, pecans, puffed rice cereal, along with a few Pillsbury frostings and cake mix (I’m so glad I stocked up on Pillsbury mixes and frostings from Wal-Mart).
This recipe is very easy and with my supervision, the kids were able to make these German Chocolate Scotcharoos on their own. Puffed rice cereal gets mixed with corn syrup, a little sugar and chocolate frosting. Once these rich tasting bars are set they are covered in an incredibly simple caramel frosting!
Most of the time I am all over homemade goodies like cookies or cupcakes, but some days you need recipes that use pantry staples. These German chocolate scotcheroos are the perfect way to bake a moment with the family; they were the best way to finish out our snow day!
The kids and I loved making this recipe so much, we got inspired to come up with some fun Easter ideas from Pillsbury. Be sure to stay tuned!
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Nutrition InformationYield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 319 Total Fat 7g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 4mg Sodium 123mg Carbohydrates 65g Fiber 1g Sugar 40g Protein 3g