Something strange happened this year that has never happened before. One of my kids has the back-to-school blues. Sure there’s the longing for summer and sleeping in and lazy days, but this is different. This is real sadness. The kind that comes with silent tears and broken hearts (hers and mine). She couldn’t quite put into words where this feeling was coming from, so I decided to spend some one-on-one time with her. Usually, I make my kids a healthy after school snack, but I decided for special occasions a fun treat was in order. I picked her up and we headed home and made Rice Krispie treats. We got so sticky and covered in marshmallow all while laughing and talking. Finally, the conversation organically lead to school and it came out that she was nervous about the challenges that lie ahead for the year and the standardized tests were causing her intense anxiety. She takes such pride in her work and wants to make sure she does well on the tests. Oh, my sweet girl. We talked it over and worked through the emotions, eating our rice krispie treats along the way. It all worked out and she’s feeling happy and excited and like her usual school loving self again. If ever you need to comfort your little one, click through for some great Rice Krispie treat recipe ideas.
10 Rice Krispie Treat Recipes To Brighten Back-To-School Blues 1 of 11
Biscoff Rice Krispie 2 of 11
Say it isn't so! Biscoff and rice Krispie treats come together to create perfect harmony.
Nutella Rice Krispie Treats 3 of 11
Chocolate makes everything better, rice Krispie treats and sad little ones.
Peanut Butter Monster Krispies 4 of 11
Toss in that leftover candy to add a rich and creamy flavor with pops of color.
A Recipe For Two Rice Krispie Treats 5 of 11
Perfect for an afternoon with just you and your kiddo in need of a single treat.
Healthy Peanut Butter and Honey Rice Krispie Treat 6 of 11
A healthier twist on the classic recipe to reduce guilt while still enjoying this guilty pleasure.
Super Sized Rice Krispie Candy Corn 7 of 11
This festive recipe is just in time for fall and halloween.
Heart Rice Krispie Treats 8 of 11
Heal those tiny broken hearts with this sweet treat candy coated heart.
Lego Candy Coated Rice Kripsie Treat 9 of 11
My lego loving kids got a kick out of these cute pops and are sure to put a smile on their faces.
Cool Whip Two Ingredient Rice Krispie Treats 10 of 11
Just two ingredients and no cooking required. Perfect for those not yet ready for stove top stirring.
Dessert Sushi 11 of 11
My Kids think this is one of the coolest treats they've ever seen. I mean, it's sushi, but it's dessert. Excitement and happiness will surely ensue.
Go to Cooking With My Kid to make Dessert Sushi.