Bringing the 4th of July to us!!

Happy 4th of July!!!

Unfortunately, it just does not feel like the 4th of July here.  Maybe it’s because my hubby is working LONG hours today and I am teaching English lessons, or we don’t have family here to do the typically family get-together, or there are no fireworks here, or I don’t see American flags hanging in the front yards of houses, or  because there are no city parades to go to.  Yes, I am getting homesick for America!  Today is one of the greatest days in America! I love what the day means, I love what families do today, and I love how communities come together on this one special day.

But I am not in America, so I am going to have to make the best of the situation.  I am bringing the 4th of July to us!

First we started the day doing a quick school lesson on what this holiday is with my girls.  We had to watch this School House Rock video.  I used to watch these as a kid and they are still AMAZING even today with my kids.

By dumb luck it was American week at Lidl, one of the local grocery store chains here and they had Rice Krispy cereal!!  Ok, it is not the name brand but their version of it.  But it tastes almost exactly the same.  So we had to make the all-American treat today…Rice Krispy bars!  Some of my Polish readers might be wondering what the heck I am talking about.  Well this dessert/snack is something every American kid knows how to make on their own by the time they are 12 years old.  They are super easy and super cheap to make and almost healthy.  Since I am sure you are really wanting to know how to make these and you can get the ingredients here in Poland(as long as Lidl’s is not sold out of them), here is how to make them!  And the quality is not the greatest in the photo’s as the majority were taken by my 8-year-old daughter today.

6 cups of Rice Krispy cereal or in this case, Rice Snaps, 10oz(300 g) marshmellows and 1/4 butter

6 cups of Rice Krispy cereal or in this case, Rice Snaps, 10oz(300 g) marshmallows and 1/4 butter

Measure 6 cups of cereal in a separate bowl.

Measure 6 cups of cereal in a separate bowl.

Melt butter in a large pot.

Melt butter in a large pot.

Once the butter is melted add the marshmallows.  Stir together until melted.

Once the butter is melted add the marshmallows. Stir together until melted.

This is not melted.

This is not melted.

While you are waiting for it to  melt you can quickly hop over and say "Hi" to our newest family member, Nemo!

While you are waiting for it to melt you can quickly hop over and say “Hi” to our newest family member, Nemo!

Now this is melted!  Now take off the heat.

Now this is melted! Now take off the heat.

Quickly add the cereal and stir together.

Quickly add the cereal and stir together.

And keep stirring until thoroughly mixed.

And keep stirring until thoroughly mixed.

Once mixed pour into a pan.  You can use what ever size you want depending on how thick you want them. I use a 9x13 dish.

Once mixed pour into a pan. You can use what ever size you want depending on how thick you want them. I use a 9×13 dish.

Then slightly wet your hands so the mixture does not stick to your hands and spread into the pan and your are done!

Then slightly wet your hands so the mixture does not stick to your hands and spread into the pan and your are done!

Since it is the 4th of July we had to add some sprinkles!

Since it is the 4th of July we had to add some sprinkles!

Now just cut them into squares and enjoy!  They taste the best if you eat them the same day you make them.

Now just cut them into squares and enjoy! They taste the best if you eat them the same day you make them.

I told it was easy to make!

So to all my American readers, I hope you have a GREAT July 4th and to my Polish readers, I hope enjoy these as much as we do!

What is your favorite childhood snack that your mom used to make for you?  Mine is scotcharoos!

love kelley
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