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The importance of sharing my heritage with my children in explaining the tradition of Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) began with a few hiccups. I found it difficult to find the words needed to speak about death. Death is never an easy topic to discuss and I found myself stumbling over words or becoming emotional.
I found being in the kitchen kneading, chopping or stirring – working with my hands I find that I can better control my emotions and introduce a new topic or allow my children to freely ask any questions or voice any concerns they may have. The kitchen has become our safe zone; our place openly share our feelings.
Together as a family we create an altar that honors our dead, from their favorite dulces (candy) or dishes along with photos, flowers and colorful sugar skulls.
My brother-in-law loved colorful bowls of cereal so I thought it would be fun to head into the kitchen with my little ladies to create a fun recipe in his honor. Earlier in the week I had picked up a box of Trix cereal at my local Wal-Mart to make this recipe. A twist on crispy treats and cake bites, this tasty treat in easy to make, plus the kids will enjoy stirring the marshmallows.
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 10-oz bag marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup yellow Cake Mix
- 6 cups Trix cereal
- Melt butter in saucepan over low heat, add marshmallows, and stir until melted. Add vanilla and cake mix, and stir to combine completely.
- Remove from heat; add cereal and mix to coat cereal.
- Press into a baking sheet coated with non-stick spray.
- Place in fridge for 10 minutes to firm, slice and serve.
recipe adapted from Que Rica Vida