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{DIY} How to Make Rice Krispie Treat Heart Wands

I wanted to create something my daughter would love for Valentine's Day, and boy, did these Rice Krispie Treat heart wands knock it out of the park! Plus, because they're so easy, she could help me with them.

SUPPLIES:

DIRECTIONS:
Using wax paper, spread warm Rice Krispie Treat onto a greased cookie sheet until it's about 3/4 inch - 1 inch thick.

While "dough" is warm, using a 3 inch heart cookie cutter, cut out heart shapes. (I wish I had a metal heart shaped cookie cutter like this because my plastic one was not deep enough and I had to press hard to get my hearts out.)

Once you've cut out your initial hearts, if your Rice Krispie Treat "dough" is still warm, you can reshape it and cut out more. I was able to cut out 9 hearts.

In microwave, melt white chocolate chips. I melt them on medium high, stirring them every 30 seconds.

Pour melted white chocolate into a zip lock bag. I try to pour the white chocolate into one side of the bag, then snip a tiny corner off of the other side of the bag.

Using quick strokes make lines across your heart with the white chocolate.

Once the white chocolate has dried, sprinkle decorations on the Rice Krispie Treats. I press the sprinkles down to make sure they stick, then gently shake them to get off any loose sprinkles.

Carefully insert a 12 inch lollipop stick into the bottom of the hearts. Then tie with ribbon to display.

If you make some, please send photos to jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love to see how yours turned out!

Also for more inspiration, check out the wonderful Valentine's Day parties on our site, plus our Valentine's Day free printables.

DIY: How to Make A Rice Krispie Treat Dragons for Chinese New Year

Norene from Party Pinching puts together some of the most creative dessert tables on our site. Because it's the Year of the Dragon, her most recent Chinese New Year table featured these incredibly creative Rice Krispie Treat dragons.

If you want to do something for Chinese New Year, how about making some for yourself (and even getting your kids to help because they'll love the ingredients). Plus, they're quite easy, take a look...

SUPPLIES:

  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Strawberry Fruit by the Foot (red)
  • Wilton candy eyes
  • Jujubes (red)
  • Mini m&m’s (red)
  • Color by the Foot Fruit by the Foot (yellow/orange/green mix)
  • Optional – can of frosting

DIRECTIONS:

  • Cut Rice Krispie treats into 1” x 1 ¾” rectangles.
  • Wrap with red Fruit by the Foot, cut so it overlaps a little, it should stick to itself.  If not, use frosting to attach.
  • Cut a piece of red Fruit by the Foot for the top to fit.

  • Add the red Jujubes – if they do not stick to the fruit snack, use frosting to attach.
  • Add eyes and m&m nose.
  • Cut small yellow triangles from the Color by the Foot.
  • Attach two triangles to the side of the head and one in between the eyes with frosting if desired.
  • Make the tail from the red Fruit by the Foot, pinching it to make it wavy so it looks like ribbon.
  • Attach head to tail – if it has trouble sticking, attach with frosting.

Voila! Aren't they adorable?! Thank you, Norene for your tutorial. To learn more about Norene check out her blog, Party Pinching, and you must see her other gorgeous dessert tables!

RECIPE: Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Holy cow! I made these salted brown butter Rice Krispie treats for our July 4th BBQ and they were so delicious!

If you love Rice Krispie treats but find them a little one-note and a little too sweet, this is definitely the recipe for you.

Mine had so much complexity. They were sweet, salty, gooey, crunchy and the best part... everyone LOVED them. This is going to be my new dessert to bring to every pot luck I'm invited to (be warned, invite me to a pot luck, you know what I'm bringing).

Take a look at how easy they are to make, and let's not forget how inexpensive...

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick (4 oz.) unsalted butter, plus extra for the baking dish
  • 1 10 oz. bag marshmallows
  • Heaping ¼ teaspoon flaky sea salt, plus extra for topping
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Directions:

Butter a 9″ x 13″ baking dish and set aside.

In a large pot, warm butter over medium low heat.  The butter will melt, then foam and bubble, then start to brown.  You will notice little brown bits forming at the bottom of the pan.  Stir frequently during this process and keep your attention on the pot.  The butter can go from wonderfully brown to burnt in just a few moments.  You will know the butter is done when it gives off a nutty aroma and turns a golden brown (check out this great resource for how to brown butter).

Turn off the heat and add the marshmallows, stirring until smooth.  Add half of the cereal and stir to incorporate.  Sprinkle in the flaky sea salt and remaining cereal and continue stirring until everything is fully mixed together.

Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.  Using a silicon spatula (or piece of parchment paper), press mixture into the dish in an even layer.  Sprinkle with additional flaky sea salt to taste.

Trust me, so worth trying these and it took about 15 minutes from start to finish. To jazz them up, next time I think I need to drizzle a little dark chocolate on top.

If you make some, email me and let me know what you think.

Recipe: Kitchen Konfidence.

 

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