When my husband was a school teacher, most years we would be lucky to only spend a couple hundred dollars out of our own pocket for what he needed for his classroom. It was frustrating and as a one income family at the time, sacrifices had to be made for him to have those things. That experience is one of these reasons I think Box Tops for Education are so important.
Most people don’t have a ton of extra to help our their local school, but you can easily help by clipping and saving box tops. Saving Box Tops can make a big difference to a school and we always make sure we save every one.
One of our favorite treats to make from a product that has a box top are these delicious Trix Treats. Like a Rice Krispie but with more varied flavors!
You will need:
- half a stick of butter
- 1 bag of marshmallows (10 or 16 OZ)
- 1 box of Trix Cereal (If you use a 16 OZ bag of marshmallows, you might want a box and a little extra)
- a pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- non-stick cooking spray
Melt the butter in the bottom of a large bowl. Pour the marshmallows on top. Microwave in 30 second intervals until the marshmallows are just melted. It is possible to scorch marshmallows so watch them closely. They are ready when they are mostly melted with a few visible lumps still left in them.
Mix the marshmallows until smooth, adding the salt and vanilla. Add the box of Trix and mix until they are thoroughly covered.
Spray a 10×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Dump the mixture into the pan. Wet your hands and shake off the excess water. Press the mixture down into the pan. The moisture on your hands will keep the cereal from sticking to your hands.