Microphone Cereal Treats ~ Delicious cereal treats molded and placed on a sugar cone, rolled in silver sugar to mimic the appearance of a microphone.I’m not much of a shower singer. That’s not to say I haven’t belted something out once or twice while in lather, rinse, repeat mode, but it’s not my venue of choice.
My stage, if you will, is the car. In the car I will sing like I have a multi-million dollar contract. Luckily for me, my daughter hasn’t hit the ‘oh my mom is so embarrassing’ stage yet. It’s coming. I’m not sure how much longer I have before it hits, so I am taking full advantage that my signing amuses her.Thankfully, she often will join me in belting out a song or two. I have an old car (as in it sports a cassette player along with a 6-CD changer and NO aux button to play music from my phone) and when the 2 FM stations in my area are playing the same thing or worse, nothing, I rock it old school and turn on the CD player.I should mention I have only purchased 2 or 3 CD’s in the last 4 years, so I don’t exactly have hard copies of ‘new’ music. But this works out because my daughter is up on new music way more than I am. Listening to my music is a way to expand her musical knowledge (or so I tell myself.)
She can sing several Josh Groban songs, knows most of the lyrics to ‘Living on a Prayer’ and sadly, still flatly refuses to give any credence to the pre-emo music of my teens, British alt-rock like Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Smiths, etc.While I work on getting her to love the moody tunes of my youth, we’ll continue to have fun with the stuff she already likes. Our signing together isn’t always confined to the car. In fact, our kitchen is one of our favorite places to really enhance our act, putting a few moves with our signing.
Recently, we even broke out in song on the cereal aisle at Smith’s. They were playing Christmas carols over their speakers and she happened to know the song, started singing it and I joined in. Apparently I have no shame. I can’t hold a tune, but that didn’t stop me.Ok, I know I have no shame, I’ve been breaking out in to song for years. With my sisters singing any of the mouse house collection, or even recently, at the Morrissey concert. No, I didn’t break out into song, singing his music (although I sang along at the concert), but while waiting with my friend for the elevator after the show. Two strangers, also waiting, starting singing a well known Mermaid song and I couldn’t help but join in. I don’t think my friend was embarrassed, he looked more amused than anything.When my daughter and I first saw the trailer for the upcoming movie SING©, we both got pretty excited. And when we were singing on the cereal aisle at the grocery store and saw the cross-promotion of SING© and Honey Bunches of Oats®, we couldn’t resist buying the cereal. Plus seeing the $100K sweepstakes on the box didn’t hurt either.
She’s been on me to make those crisped rice treats, but after I saw Honey Bunches of Oats®, I knew I’d fulfill her request with this cereal instead. And to celebrate not only the upcoming movie but our tradition of rocking out in the car, I thought making the treats into microphones would be fun for her and her friends. They can sing into their Microphone Cereal Treats then devour them.
Microphone Cereal Treats
- 6-8 oz melting chocolate
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1-10 oz pkg mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Honey Bunches of Oats®
- 12 sugar cones
- 4-2.2 oz bottles silver sugar crystals
Using the double-boiler method or the microwave, melt the chocolate, stirring often.
In another pan over medium heat, melt the butter.
Once the butter has melted, add the marshmallows, stir constantly until they are mostly melted, for better pliability, don't fully melt all of them.
Remove from heat and fold in the cereal until completely combined.
Add about a tablespoon of the cereal treats into the cone, making it flush with the rim of the cone.
Dip the rim of the cone in the chocolate, and hold, allowing the excess chocolate to drip off.
After the excess chocolate has dripped off, roll the still-wet chocolate rim in the silver sugar crystals and place in a cup or jar to keep upright. Repeat for all 12 cones.
Roll the remaining cereal treats into 12 balls and then roll them in the silver sugar crystals, place them atop the cones, pressing them slightly to adhere to the cone.
Allow to dry for at least 5 minutes then serve and enjoy.
Grab a coupon for participating Post Brand Cereals to make your own Microphone Cereal Treats and then enter the SING© Sweepstakes* for a chance to win the $100,000 grand prize. There’s also the chance to instantly win lots of prizes including movie tickets, speakers and more.
If your theater allows, bring your Microphone Cereal Treats to see SING© on 12/21.