Recycling is an annoying business and if anyone disagrees with me, I’m going to call them a liar. Worrying about my trash is simply not on the top 10 list of things that are fun to do in my day. Neither is cleaning out my closets, clothing or kitchen.
But sometimes, it becomes an even greater bother to keep staring at the same old unused, unloved stuff, day after day. Open the pantry and look at the poorly chosen, healthy cereal, then close pantry. Open pantry the next day and see the same boxes of poorly chosen, healthy cereal with an additional layer of dust on the box. Not a very good sign. Hey, I try to make my food shopping a one-stop experience, but my family doesn’t like the healthier varieties sold at Whole Foods. Sometimes I hit a flavor they like, but too often they don’t like my choices and the unfinished boxed sit in the cabinet until they are so stale I take pity on them and sadly toss them in the trash. A terrible waste of food and money, but I can’t force feed them, can I?
But, for some reason I had a flash of inspiration this week. Instead of watching the current batch of unloved cereal grow stale, I decided to recycle them. With a leftover bag of marshmallows from last fall I turned them into cereal treats.
Delicious and possibly better than the original version of this recipe with that puffed rice stuff. These treats have a lot more crunch and interesting texture than the original recipe.
Definitely the best way to recycle.