Kids Science Activities
Granite Cookies

These kids science activities are fun and good to eat. You will be making granite cookies for this activity. Granite, diorite and gabbro are three main types of rocks that cool beneath the Earth's surface.

When magma (molten rock) cools beneath the Earth's surface crystals grow. The interlocking crystals do not form layers but are scattered through out the rock in random order similar to the cookies you will bake.

Kids science activities, Granite Cookies, Photo by Myrna Martin

Materials

  • Cube of butter or margarine
  • Package of miniature marshmallows (10.5 oz / 297 g)
  • Box of fruit flavored cereal (10 oz / 368 g)
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Vegetable spray
  • Wooden spoon
  • Tin foil
  • 9 x 13 inch pan

Directions

  1. Cut the cube of butter in half.
  2. Melt the margarine in a large microwave safe bowl.
  3. Pour the entire package of marshmallows into the bowl.
  4. Stir the contents until the margarine coats the marshmallows.
  5. Microwave the marshmallows for 45 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  6. Repeat the above step one more time.
  7. Stir in the entire box of fruit flavored cereal.
  8. Mix the entire ingredients thorough in the bowl.
  9. Place greased tin foil into the 9 x 13 inch pan.
  10. Pour the marshmallow cereal mixture into the pan.
  11. Press the cereal down firmly to form a flat compact surface.
  12. Refrigerate for two hour then take out and cut into squares.

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