Tiana was very excited to try out the Yummy Nummies Marshmallow Treat Maker. The original kit comes with a mixer, 2 trays for treat molding, measuring spoon and a small spatula as you see in this picture:
It was very easy to put together with instructions that a 7-year-old could follow, and she did.
She pulled out all the ingredient packages from the box and laid them all out in order of how she would be using them, just like I teach my cooking class kids. First, came the marshmallow mixture adding a small amount of water. The measuring tool was beyond easy to use.
Next came the rice krispies being stirred together with the marshmallow mixture, placing them in the cut-out container that came with the mixer and into the refrigerator.
While the treats are in the refrigerator, it is now time to make the chocolate frosting. The kit also comes with multicolored sprinkles to top the frosting.
She enjoyed frosting the treats, adding the sprinkles. Let’s face it, when you can get kids involved in making things in the kitchen, they take ownership of the process and you can’t help but see the special light shine from them. Add the fact that it is a huge STEM lesson? Winner! (Read more about the lessons kids learn cooking HERE)
Her next comment was “Daddy can I try one?”
Our only suggestion would to be improving the taste of the final product a bit. While I am a professional chef, and my daughter has a slightly more cultured pallete than most munchkins, they seemed just a little “off” of the classic krispies treats. My thought is it might be the powdered marshmallow?
Over all, it’s a fun toy – makes for a cute holiday gift and can get that child into the kitchen to learn a love of the culinary process.
Disclaimer: while we were compensated for this post, all thoughts are entirely our own