I think it is safe to say, that most people like Rice Krispies treats. What’s not to like? They are easy to make, sweet , gooey & just so darn delicious.
My husband & I like them a bit more than the average person. If you don’t believe me, how many of you had your wedding cake made out of Rice Krispies treats?
It is a lot less messy during the cake feeding, but it hurts a lot more if you smash it into your spouse’s face.
You can imagine my excitement when I was at the checkout counter of the grocery store & saw a magazine cover featuring a Rice Krispies Christmas tree. I already had an idea for making Rice Krispies ornaments & was anxious to try them both.
I immediately took mental stock of my ingredients. All I needed was some marshmallows. Just in case you don’t stock all the ingredients for Rice Krispies treats handy, here is what you need.
5 cups of Rice Krispies
1/4 cup of butter or margarine
40 large marshmallows
green food coloring
peanut butter cup minis
Directions for trees
1.In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
2.Stir in marshmallows & food coloring until you achieve desired color. Stir until completely melted .
3.Remove from heat & slowly stir in cereal until evenly coated with marshmallow mixture.
4.Lay down a layer of wax paper to work on.
5.Wet your hands to keep the Rice Krispies from sticking & grab a handful & form into a triangular shape (keep hands moistened in between each formation to avoid sticking.)
6. After all triangles are formed & cooled, use icing to add a peanut butter cup to the base.
7. Add a yellow M&M mini to the top of the tree, adhering it with icing.
8. Use red & green icing to dot on the ornaments.
Directions for Ornaments
The same amount of ingredients will be needed as well as Cheerios
Follow steps 1-4
Wet hands & form fist sized balls with Rice Krispies treats.
After using all of the mixture to form balls, set aside to cool.
Use icing to adhere a peanut butter cup to the top of each ball.
Use icing to decorate your ornament.
With icing secure a Cheerio to the top of the peanut butter cup.
Don’t forget to thank your favorite helper.
Serve the treats to your hungry family & enjoy the smiles.
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