Last week I was given the opportunity to host a viewing party for a great new Disney movie that has just been released to DVD, Monster’s University. I knew right away that I was going to have my son, and his 3 favorite friends over to watch it. I picked up the brand new special Monsters University 2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Infinity Figure Combo Pack (which included a little toy, for nearly the same price!), and I also grabbed a Monster’s U toy to get my little guy excited beforehand. Now, most kids wouldn’t need a toy to entice them, but my son has never watched more than 45 minutes of anything at a time, and I knew I would have to get him hyped up and excited for Sully and Mike. I picked a little race car that came with a pop up Mike (Monsters University Roll-a-Scare Ridez), and he loved it; seriously perfect for a car obsessed toddler!
I whipped up a quick and easy treat that played on the Monster’s theme, and the kid’s loved it. I did a fun play on regular rice crispy treats, and then added little monster eyes for fun (see bottom for recipe)!
The kids were so excited to watch the movie, eat the treats, and hang out. My friend and I watched along with them, and I was blown away by the vivid colors in this movie. The blue-ray quality is seriously exceptional, and the execution of the animation in Monster’s University is really impressive.
The kids had fun playing with the Monsters University toys and watching the movie! Can’t wait for our next movie party!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 8 cups miniature marshmallows
- 10 cups rice crispy cereal
- 1 package of candy eyes (I used Wilton brand)
- neon green and neon blue food coloring
- 1. Melt half of the butter (1/4 cup) in large sauce pan over low heat. Add 4 cups of marshmallows and stir until melted and well-blended. Cook 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
- 2. Add several drops of green food coloring, mix.
- 3. Add 5 cups cereal. Stir until well coated.
- 4. Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly and firmly in buttered 13 x 9 inch pan.
- 5. Repeat steps 1-3, using blue food coloring.
- 6. Press blue rice crispy layer flat on top of the green layer. Press firmly.
- 7. Press candy eyes into treats in random spots.
- 8. Cool, cut, and serve.