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)
- 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!