June 12, 2012

Fancy Rice Krispie Treats




This looks like a scene from a child's 5th birthday party, yes?! Wrong. It's actually a scene from the birthday celebrations of a 24 year old. The 24 year old in question being my darling (sometimes) sister, Elva. She turned 24 earlier this week. Do you see the E for Elva? I'm so thoughtful!

It was Elva's birthday. Elva doesn't like cake. WHERE ARE WE SUPPOSED TO STICK CANDLES?!? This is the question that has been asked every year. After 24 years we still haven't discovered a reliable birthday cake alternative. There were even years when she just ate the icing and left the cake!! So harsh.




Cupcakes have been the norm on her birthday for the last few years.  So, this time around I wanted to make something a little different, but, still Elva friendly. I thought for a little while. Cookies? No. Brownies? No. Rocky Road? No. Rice Krispie Treats? Totally.

I couldn't simply just mix melted chocolate with Rice Krispies are per usual. Not that I'm saying this isn't totally dreamy. I just wanted to up the game. It was my sister's birthday after all. I made these with melted marshmallow (so good) and decorated them with chocolate. I used a squeezey bottle and tooth picks to decorate the top with chocolate. Use whatever you have-tooth picks, spoons, hands, whatever! I finished some with sprinkles but you could use cookie crumbs, chocolate chips, jellies or even M&M's. This would be so much fun if you were a kid!

Release your inner child and get decorating, or if you have kids set them free to create!

Enjoy,

Holly x



                                       

Melting marshmallow and butter.


Looks like something from Willa Wonkas, right?!


 Mix carefully, making sure not to smash the Rice Krispies.


Flatten out on a baking tray, rest for 5 minutes...


...cut into squares.


 Using damp hands mould into cookies or stamp out hearts with a cookie cutter.


Decoration Station-that rhymes!

Recipes, makes 18-24


75g Butter
300g Marshmallows
6 Cups Rice Krispies
100g-200g Milk Chocolate
100-200g
White Chocolate
Sprinkles

Line a baking tray with parchment. 
In a pot melt the butter and marshmallows together until completely melted. 
With the rice krispies in a bowl, pour over the melted butter and marshmallows.
Stir until fully coated. 
Pour onto a lined baking seat and set aside for 5 minutes. 
After five minutes, cut into 18 spuares.
Using damp hands, mould the squares into cookies or cut out shapes with cookies cutters.
Remould scraps if a cookie cutter is used. 
Melt the dark and white chocolate, pour into two bowls and begin decorating! Use toothpicks to create designs.




4 comments:

  1. They look fabulicious !

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  2. So cute! never too old for rice-krispies!

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  3. This looks amazing! I'm going to make this with my Guides (girl scouts for you US-types :-) ) on Tuesday! :-)

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    1. ah I hope they have fun! I'm Irish,so Guides all the way!!

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