Once the marshmallows, butter, and cereal were mixed, I formed cute little eggs. (Turns out this step requires more fine motor skills than my three-year-old has, so she settled for putting butter on her hands.)
Now, they'd be delicious like this...
...but like so many other foods, these treats are better with chocolate. Instead of using chocolate chips and shortening as the recipe called for, I used a really fantastic product I just discovered called Baker's Dipping Chocolate. This stuff is great--it's easy, convenient, and microwavable. I bought one tub of milk chocolate and one of white chocolate.
Dipping was a great job for Chickie. And of course she didn't mind the extra she kept getting on her fingers--it never stayed there long.
She dipped half the eggs in milk chocolate and half in white chocolate, and then I did some drizzlin'.
What a great mommy-daughter project this was! And we are certainly enjoying the results.
You can see the recipe here. (Oh, and Kellogg's might not like to read this, but we used generic cereal, and they still turned out yummy.)