Festive Rice Krispie Treat Pops & Rice Krispie S’mores Bites
July 4, 2011, 11:20 pm
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Happy Fourth of July! It feels like forever since I’ve gotten to post an entry! We’re just two weeks away from our move from Missouri to Texas and we’ve been busy busy.  But I couldn’t resist whipping up something fun to celebrate this Independence Day!  Rice Krispy treats are a classic dessert  that bring me back to my childhood. I mean, who didn’t love them ?! I love making them with my kids and the chocolate only makes them better!

As me and Sierra were getting the stuff together to make the pops I had the idea to make the S’mores bites. Summer time just needs s’mores and it’s fun to use the delicious marshmallow, graham cracker, and chocolate combo in new ways. (I also couldn’t help dressing up some yummy strawberries!)

 

 

 

 

Start by melting your butter then adding the marshmallows…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stir in the snap-crackle-pop

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spread it in a pan (I butter my hands for this part!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn them out onto some wax or parchment paper and cut into rectangles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add popsicle sticks and stick them in the freezer for a bit.

 

 

 

 

 

Get everything ready to dip!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dip away

 

 

 

 

 

 

and decorate!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a great time making these and they sure are a blast to eat! I hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July! I will definitely be posting more often once we are settled in our new place and I get to feed my kitchen addiction more often again!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Classic Rice Krispie Treats:

4 Tbls Butter (Plus about a tsp for buttering hands!)

6 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal

1 fresh package large Jet-Puffed Marshmallows

Other ingredients:

1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips

1 Cup White Chocolate Chips

About 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

Sprinkles for decoration.

Directions:

Spray a 9×13 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Melt butter in a large pot over low heat. Add marshmallows. Stir until completely melted. -Don’t be tempted to turn the heat up. The marshmallows will get hard when they cool if you heat them too fast. Just be patient and you’ll have the lovely gooey texture desired.  Remove from heat and stir in rice krispies. (I recommend pre-measuring them and having them ready to mix in all at once.)

Pour into pan and spread out then push flat with buttered fingers.

(I popped the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes to make slicing easier.)

Turn out onto wax paper and cut into desired shapes and sizes.

Freeze until ready to dip. (If they get too soft during dipping pop ’em back in the freezer for a few)

Melt chocolate in a double boiler dip and decorate as desired.

* To make the Rice Krispies S’mores Bites cut pieces of the rice krispies treats into 1 1/2- 2 inch squares. Dip into milk chocolate and roll in graham cracker crumbs.

*Strawberries are dipped in white chocolate then into blue sugar sprinkles for a delicious, refreshing and patriotic 4th of July treat.