While perusing Pinterest a few weeks ago I saw a pin I just knew I had to do – Rice Krispie Treat Ornaments. We LOVE Rice Krispie treats here and have made them for just about every holiday without fail – even making up a few holidays along the way. But instead of just decorating them with icing this time, I wanted to do something unique…. these were perfect.
Rice Krispie Treat Ornaments
- 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
- 1 stick butter or margarine
- 1 bag mini marshmallows
- food coloring
- tooth picks
- Rollo candies
Melt butter in a large pan and add marshmallows. Stir constantly over medium heat until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is smooth. Add food coloring to desired color. Mix in Rice Krispies and mix until well coated. Let cool for a few minutes so you do not burn your hands. Coat your hands in butter (seriously, otherwise this is a sticky mess) and mold handfuls of Rice Krispies treat mixture into a ball. Place in a muffin tin to let marshmallow set. Treats should be firm enough to hold their shape. Once Rice Krispies treats are completely cooled, us a toothpick to attach Rollo candy to treat to look like the top of a Christmas ornament. Makes approximately 12 ornaments.
These were SO much fun to make, and taste even better! We are putting them in pretty little bags for the girls to give to their friends at school. We also made up some for the neighbors, postman, housekeeper, and other friends. These are so quick and easy, I will be making some for our upcoming Christmas Parties as well! It was great to have a fun, tasty, festive snack in less than 20 minutes, and for less than $10. That is hard to beat!
Hmmm… wonder what I will find on Pinterest to make tomorrow….