Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Rice Krispies Treats Kisses

Well folks, our kindergarten snack helper day has come around again.  This close to the holidays, we thought we would make something festive... so we colored our Rice Krispies and turned them into giant "kisses" for fun!  After all, I can't think of many kids who don't enjoy a gooey Rice Krispies treat! And the home made ones are always better and fresher than the ones that are already made.

So this turns into one of those no-bake, easy for kids to help with,
fun and festive "crafty" treats that every mom, grand mom, and grade school teacher loves!

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Ingredients:
  • 12 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/2 cup (8 Tbsp) butter, melted
  • 8 cups of mini marshmallows
  • some red and green food coloring
  • square sheets of aluminum foil


Step-by-Step:
Add red and green food coloring to 4 cups each of the cereal.  We left the third 4 cups without color.  Shake them around in a large zip top bag to distribute the color without having to use your hands, then add them all together in a large mixing bowl.

Add the melted butter to the mini marshmallows and cook in the microwave on high for 3 minutes.   Stir well to combine, then add to the colored cereal.  Stir it all up.
8 cups mini marshmallows
1 stick of butter (8 Tbsp)
Microwave for 3 minutes.
Add the melted marshmallows to the cereal and stir well to combine.
Do not act surprised when you turn your back, then catch someone stealing some of the mix!  It's pretty hard to resist!
 
Butter your hands and add a handful of the mix (careful - it can be quite warm at first) to a kitchen funnel lined with a plastic bag (I used a produce bag).  Press the cereal/marshmallow mix firmly down into the funnel, then invert over the foil.  Bring the corners up and wrap into the shape of a Hershey's kiss, with a nice twist at the top.   That's it! 





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Written Method:
Add red and green food coloring to 4 cups each of the cereal.  We left the third 4 cups without color.  Shake them around in a large zip top bag to distribute the color without having to use your hands, then add them all together in a large mixing bowl.

Add the melted butter to the mini marshmallows and cook in the microwave on high for 3 minutes.   Stir well to combine, then add to the colored cereal.  Stir it all up.

Butter your hands and add a handful of the mix (careful it can be quite warm at first) to a kitchen funnel lined with a plastic bag (I used a produce bag).  Press the cereal/marshmallow mix firmly down into the funnel, then invert over the foil.  Bring the corners up and wrap into the shape of a Hershey's kiss, with a nice twist at the top.   That's it!

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