It’s sneak peek recipe time! Today we’re making…Rice Krispies Calavera!

We love sweets. We love creative designs. We’re super excited about the Day of the Dead. And we love having fun in kitchen!

Put 2 and 2 together, and today, you’ll find us in the kitchen making this yummilicious Rice Krispies Sugar Skull from the recipe book that can be found in our Mexico Story box. It’s fun, straightforward and seasonal. Did we mention it’s delicious?

And since we’re feeling super generous, we’re sharing our recipe below! Take a look… and then maybe also take a bite!

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Ingredients:

3 table spoons of unsalted butter (45g)
6 cups of mini marshmallows (300g)
6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal (180g)
Any edible decoration you like!

Easy peasy steps:

  1. Place the butter in a large saucepan and melt it over low heat.

  2. Add the marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted and blended.

  3. Take the pan off the heat and immediately add the Rice Krispies cereal. Mix lightly until the cereal is lightly coated.

  4. Use a pyrex (around 13x9 inches) and cover it with cling film or aluminium foil. Alternatively, grease with cooking oil.

  5. Allow the mixture to cool completely or place it in the fridge for 20 minutes, until it becomes solid. e

  6. Draw a skeleton head on wax paper and then cut it out.

  7. Place the skeleton stencil on top of the Rice Krispies mixture and cut around the skull shape, removing the excess pieces.

  8. Give your skeleton head a face by decorating ti with smarties, M&Ms, mini marshmallows, gummies and jelly beans, fruit loops, colored sprinkles, royal icing, sugar cookies, anything else that comes to mind!

Looking for more Day of the Dead inspired recipes to make with your little ones at home? Our Mexico story box can definitely come to your rescue!

Mexico Story Box Giveaway! Test your knowledge and win!

The Day of the Dead is fast approaching, and to celebrate our excitement, we’re giving away one Mexico story box to a lucky buddy out there! The rules? We did think of keeping it straightforward, but then we thought… why not just make it fun!? :)

And since we are passionate about cultural education, and we definitely love games, we designed 6 multiple choice Day of the Dead questions for you. Tell us your answers below and automagically enter our giveaway competition.

Hurry, competition ends on November 4!

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1. People trace the roots of the Day of the Dead back to...
2. When is the Day of the Dead celebrated?
3. What is the meaning behind the Day of the Dead?
4. What are some traditional foods that people consume on the Day of the Dead?
5. The sugar skull has become one of the most famous Day of the Dead symbols. Where was it inspired from?
6. What is an ofrenda? An altar with the favorite objects of the deceased, designed by their loved ones in order to...
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Move over, Halloween. This box will teach your little ones all about the Day of the Dead

October is already here and families all around are getting spooky-ready for Halloween. As for us? We’ve got our eyes on the days after Halloween: the marvelous Day of the Dead holiday, which happens on the 1st and 2nd of November each year. One of the most important celebrations in Mexico, during the 2-day event, people put on their festive everything in honor of all the loved ones that have passed away.

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And of course, we’re here to make sure that all the littles around the world will discover more about this beautifully wonderful celebration, as well as Mexico’s rich culture. That’s why we’ve designed the perfect story box, that will get your family to forget all about Halloween, and instantly fall in love with the Day of the Dead’s whimsical traditions, delightful activities, and lovely meaning . How? Read along!

1) It has a color-bursting picture book that will transport young readers and teach them all about the Day of the Dead and Mexico’s culture, all while following the adorable young Adri, and his fun, funny adventures! And there’s more. At the back of the book, you can solve a witty quiz on Mexico, whose answers are hidden in the story, alongside a two-page English/Spanish vocabulary. 

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2) It has 3 delicious and easy traditional Day of the Dead recipes that you can do with your little ones at home. Bring the tastes of the celebration to life, all from the comfort of your home. Spoiler alert: there’s something for the littles with a sweet tooth, for the littles without a sweet tooth, and something for the crafty littles that like to decorate their creations, alike!

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3) It has a DIY Day of the Dead mask, which is specially designed for creative coloring time, as well as simple, yet awesome dress-up situations. Give your littles as many colors and materials as you can find and let their imagination run wild!

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4) It has Day of the Dead postcards that you can send to a very special buddy, as well as some lively stickers to decorate your… well… anything, really!

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5) It comes with some additional toys guaranteed to steal hearts and offer some quality laughs! Your little ones won’t be able to stop cuddling with Hermelindo, the cutest axolotl plush toy, and they’ll step away from their screens to play memory and snap with our bilingual flash cards. Be prepared to step up your memory skills and expand your Spanish vocabulary, parents!

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6) It’s just too irresistible. Proof, below.

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