My daughter’s school held its annual Christmas concert yesterday where the kids (between the ages 2 1/2 and 6) belted out a series of holiday songs for the parents. I realised that kids of this age group are naturally comical and endearing at the same time without meaning to. I mean, they don’t even have to sing all the songs perfectly; just by being themselves they managed to put up a performance I think is the best I’ve seen this year. Obviously, we had a wonderful time. My daughter was one of the kids asked to introduce a song and she was very proud of that. After the concert, she kept asking us to make sure that we heard her loud and clear. Of course we did.
For the after-concert party, I made these Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats. The recipe is taken from the Martha Stewart website and their given name is Crispy Chocolate-Marshmallow Treats. But nevermind the name, these little chewy squares are essentially the same as the original Rice Krispies Treats, where tiny beads of rice crisps are bound together by a mixture of melted butter and marshmallows. This is just a chocolate version of the original, with cocoa added and melted chocolate drizzled atop.
As these contain chocolate and are sweet and crisp, my kids loved them. Which kid wouldn’t? But my husband commented that these are not as gooey as those of his childhood memory. True, these are not gooey at all, but they are still good, like “I can’t help but polish off four pieces in a seating” kind of good.