Last week when we made the Rice Krispies Treat Ornaments, I saw a Pin with Rice Krispies Treat Snowmen. They were just TOO cute, so naturally I had to try them out. I will tell you that these are much more difficult, and will test your OCD tendencies in big ways... but they are fun for the girls so we trudged through.
Rice Krispies Treat Snowmen
- 1 bag miniature marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 tablespoon of butter (WAY less than the recipe - you will see why)
- Licorice pieces (for scarves)
- Oreos - regular and bite size (for top hat)
- Candies for eyes, nose, mouth... or just melted chocolate like we reverted to
- Melted chocolate or icing to use as "glue"
- Moscato.... just sayin.
Melt butter and marshmallows together in a pan. When smooth, mix in Rice Krispies cereal and coat well. Let cool for a few minutes so that you do not burn your hands. COVER your hands in butter (think like you are putting lotion on) and mold balls of treat in different sizes. Place in muffin tin to help hold their shape. *Note: if you use too much butter, they will not hold their shape. You want these very firm. Let cool completely.
Using toothpicks, assemble your snowmen putting smaller balls on top. Stick licorice between head and body and secure with toothpicks. Use one Oreo and one bite size Oreo to make the top hat, securing together with melted chocolate or icing. Using candies or melted chocolate make the eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons.
These were not as "easy" as they looked when I originally got the idea to make them. The girls had fun decorating them, but even they got frustrated with trying to get the eyes and mouths to look right. I was *thisclose* to breaking out the super glue to get the candies to stick. I am pretty certain we will not make them again - now that we have the Santa Hat Pretzels and Chocolate Chex Candy which is so much easier, and just as fun to make.