4th of July Snack

Last week Will had to bring in a lunch pot-luck item. After much discussion we landed on Rice Krispie Treats on a stick (so very Minnesota of us!). I've brought these to several parties and they are a hit with kids and adults alike (in fact 14 of the 15 were eaten at Will's pot luck). Here's what you need to make a few of your own:

  • Rice Krispies, Bag of Marshmellows, Butter
  • Paper drinking cups (size depends on how big/small you want the treats)
  • Popsickle sticks (I think I bought mine at Micheal's)
  • Original Pam Spray
  • Chocolate chips (white or semi-sweet chocolate)
  • Sprinkles
  • Wax Paper
  • Set out 15-20 cups (you may need more or less depending on the size) and spray the inside liberally with Pam
  • Make Rice Krispie treats according to the directions on the box
  • Spoon out the rice krispie mixture into the prepared cups - fill the cup so it is at least 1/2 to 3/4 full
  • Insert the Popsickle stick
  • Spray your fingers with Pam (trust me, it makes this much easier) and press the mixture so that it compacts down around the Popsickle stick and takes the cup's shape
  • Let sit for 30 minutes (or until completely cool) then remove the paper cups
  • Melt chocolate chips in the microwave, stir frequently and make sure you don't burn the chocolate. If needed add a VERY SMALL amount of vegetable oil to thin.
  • Coat the bottom of each rice krispie treat - I find it easier to use a knife to apply the chocolate to get an even coat, but you can also dip the bottoms in chocolate if that's easier.
  • Sprinkle with toppings of your choice (I love large colorful dots)
  • Set on wax paper to set-up. If it's hot and humid out you may need to transfer them to the refrigerator to set; if that's the case make sure you line a cookie sheet with wax paper - it makes it much easier to transfer wet treats to the refrigerator.
Once set remove from the wax paper and enjoy!