Mini Chocolate-Dipped Holiday Rice Krispies Treats Recipe and #Treats4Toys Giveaway5:03 PM
It's officially holiday baking time! I'm usually so excited during this time of year, but we are in the middle of a home remodel, and I have been without my trusty oven. So what can a busy mom make that's budget-friendly, doesn't require hours of prep or baking, and can be made without the oven?
Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Treats!
I'm a big fan of these treats, not just because they are practically guaranteed to never fail, but you can customize them in so many ways. We decided to make some mini Rice Krispies Treats and dip them in chocolate, before rolling them in a variety of holidays candy decorations. They make the perfect party treat, as they are bite-sized and ready to delight guests of all ages!
Here are the complete directions for this treat:
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
- 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
- 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
- Chocolate almond bark squares for the dipping
- Assorted holiday sprinkles
Prepare your chocolate "dipping" sauce by doing the following: Fill a mini slow cooker with chocolate almond bark squares. (Squares should be broken apart.) If your cooker has a temperature setting, high works just fine. Continually stir the chocolate squares as they start to melt.
While the chocolate is hot and has a glossy appearance, carefully dip the Rice Krispies Treats in and pull out immediately. Roll the chocolate end in a variety or sprinkles or edible baking glitter and shake off excess. Immediately set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
After all the treats are done, place the entire tray in the fridge for 10-15 minutes, or until your chocolate has fully set. You can choose to serve immediately, or place into a plastic storage container. You can store these in the fridge for 1-2 days before serving.
This is a very fun project to do with the kids. While I'll handle the hot chocolate dipping, they love to roll the treats into the sprinkles!
If yummy treats aren't enough to love the holidays, the wonderful folks at Kellogg's, Toys for Tots, and the amazing food artist Mister Krisp have joined together to do something good for kids everywhere! The “Treats 4 Toys” program rewards families and those and need by donating a gift to Toys for Tots for every Rice Krispies Treat you share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #Treats4Toys.
I'm sending my photos of my treats right now! What will you create and share? You have until January 1st. You can get ideas for what to make at the Rice Krispies website, their Pinterest page, or on Facebook and Twitter!
Wanna Win? One lucky Lille Punkin' reader will win a Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Holiday Giveaway Prize Pack (ARV $39.05) consisting of:
- one (1) box of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal (16 oz.)
- one (1) bag of Mini Marshmallows (18 oz.)
- one (1) Holiday Sprinkles Mix
- one (1) Assorted Food Colors
- one (1) Holiday Shape Cookie Cutter set
- one (1) Spatula set
- one (1) set of Mixing Bowls
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*Prize pack received. Opinions are my own.
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