These are not your momma’s Rice Krispy treats… Well they are, but with a party dress on! Here is how to make Rice Krispy treats worthy of a celebration!
Who says Rice Krispy treats have to only be what your mom brought to your birthday party in Elementary school? Why not dress your Rice Krispy treats up for a celebration and put them back in the lime light! My sister-in-law, Katie, LOVES Rice Krispy treats! They are what she asks for at every celebration. She’s not a huge fan of cake… I know right?! So Rice Krispy treats are often what fills the gap at any party we have for her! She loves them so much that we had them at her wedding in place of a wedding cake!
Katie is now expecting her first baby, and our first nephew, Calvin, in a few weeks so for her baby shower we, of course, made Rice Krispy treats! We needed to make these babies worthy of sweet Calvin’s arrival, so we dressed them up a bit! Here is how to make Rice Krispy treats worthy of a celebration!
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How to make Rice Crispy treats:
First, let’s start off with the basics. For Katie’s baby shower, my mother-in-law, Marcia stepped in and made the Rice Krispy treats, because she’s the best! She just uses the recipe on the back of a box of Rice Krispies, but uses discretion when adding the Rice Krispies to the mix. Here is how she makes them:
- Melt 3 Tbsp of butter or margarine in the microwave in a saucepan over low heat.
- Add in a 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows to the melted butter and stir constantly until melted. Immediately remove from heat when marshmallows have melted.
- Add in the Rice Krispies. This is where Marcia changes things up a bit! She slowly adds in the 6 cups of Rice Krispies to the mixture but eyeballs the amount she puts in until she gets to the soft fluffy consistency she’s looking for! Sometimes its the full 6 cups but usually it’s a little less than 6 cups that she adds.
- Press the mixture into a well greased 13×9 pan and let cool completely before cutting.
How to dress up your Rice Krispy treats
My favorite way to dress Rice Krispy treats up is to drizzle them with colored candy melts and sprinkle them with sprinkles. Here is how I made Katie’s:
- I start by cutting the Rice Krispy treats into larger squares than I typically would so they show up more like a party favor.
- I melt white and blue candy melts in the microwave in separate bowls and add each color to it’s own ziplock bag or piping bag.
- Because I use a ziplock bag, I snip a TINY hole in the corner of the bag and work in small sections of 5-6 Rice Krispy treats at a time. Start by drizzling the darkest color candy melt, in this case blue, diagonally over each of the Rice Krispy treats. To make cleanup easy, I lay the Rice Krispy treats out on parchment paper or wax paper on a large table. Once I have finished with the blue, I do the second color, in this case white, drizzling in the same direction as the blue.
- While the candy melts are still wet on the first batch of Rice Krispy treats, add on your sprinkles! For the baby shower, I used pearl white sphere sprinkles and large geometric sprinkles in pastel blue, orange, and yellow (linked in the shop this post section!).
- Continue this process with 5-6 Rice Krispy treats at a time until you have worked through the entire batch.
- Once the candy melts have completely dried (about 30 minutes), I individually wrap each decorated Rice Krispy treat in it’s own cellophane bag sealed shut with a coordinating piece of washi tape!
How many decorated Rice Krispy treats should I make for a party?
Because these Rice Krispy treats are made more like a party favor than a casual snack, I usually make one for each person who RSVP’d yes plus an extra dozen for anyone who might take one home to a spouse. You would rather have a few too many than not enough to go around, and believe me, these guys fly off the snack table!
What are some other ideas for decorating Rice Krispy treats for a celebration?
Rice Krispy treats are like the play dough of the food world! There are a million ways to decorate them. Get creative! Here are a few ideas:
- Put them on a stick like Stephanie at Somewhat Simple
- Add mix-ins in the colors of the party or holiday you are celebrating like Christi at Love from the Oven
- Mold them into shapes like Stephanie at The Spruce Eats! Think eggs for Easter, hearts for Valentine’s Day, diamonds for an engagement party! The list goes on!
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