My goodness you guys! This year is flying by!!!! I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day has already come and gone. My youngest son’s school is a co-op so the parents work at the school. He just started at the school and yesterday on Valentine’s Day was my first time working in his class. Not only was it Valentine’s Day but they were celebrating the 100th day of school, so they brought in their little homemade Valentine’s and their bags of 100 things. My monkey brought in 100 pieces of pasta. I love his school. They have a kitchen right in the classroom so everyday a mom brings in and cooks lunch for the class and the kids get to help.
He’s always liked to bake with me but he was hesitant to cook with me. Now that he’s watched the other kids in class and helped the other moms that have made lunch he has more confidence and was helping me more in the kitchen today. Now these treats are no-bake and a really fun recipe to make with the kiddos. We crushed a bag of cool mint Oreos and he loved it! He wasn’t sure so I started him off but once he saw that the point was to crush the cookies he went all in and had a blast. We got in a bit of math too! I had him read how many cups our measuring cup would hold and then how many more cups we would need. Then the best part is testing the recipe together. He gave me big hugs and kisses all afternoon for Valentine’s Day and then told me that I was his Valentine and then my heart melted and I took a mental picture of his little face coming in to give me my one millionth kiss for the day.
These chews are so good and so easy to make but the memories you can make in the kitchen with your loved ones are even more amazing! Get in the kitchen and have some fun and make these tasty treats.
- place Cool Mint Oreos in a plastic bag and crush with a kitchen mallet or rolling pin and set aside
- melt butter in a large pot over med heat
- stir in the marshmallows and continue to stir until melted and smooth
- remove from heat and mix in vanilla, then crushed Oreos
- stir until cookies are completely coated in marshmallow
- pour into a greased 8 x 8 pan in an even layer
- allow to cool then cut into 9 squares