Monday, December 19, 2016

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

My friends and I spent half the weekend baking a bunch of holiday treats. We made cookies galore, along with these reindeer rice krispie treats. My friend is very crafty and was the one who suggested these. All of ours looked slightly different and none of us really figured out how to master the antlers, but they still turned out cute if you ask me. We used the classic rice krispie recipe for these and decorated them with melted chocolate, red hots and candy eyes.

Recipe for rice krispies from Kellogg's

6 cups rice krispies or puffed rice cereal of choice
3 tablespoons butter
4 cups mini marshmallows

To decorate:
1/2 to 3/4 chocolate chips
red hots or red M&Ms
candies eyes

In a microwave safe bowl, heat the butter and marshmallows on high for 2 minutes, then stir. Microwave another minute, then stir again. Keep doing this until the marshmallows have melted and they have a smooth consistency.

Add the cereal to your marshmallows and mix. Coat a 9"x13" pan or dish with cooking spay. Press the rice krispie mixture into the form and make as level as possible (I find it easiest to do this by hand). Allow rice krispies to cool and solidify somewhat.

Once they have firmed up, turn your rice krispie on to a large cutting board. Cut in to 3 section lengthwise, then cut each section into rectangles to create the reindeer sliced.

Before decorating your reindeer, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and pour into your frosting container (preferably a squeeze bottle). Your can use a Ziploc bag with the end snipped off in a pinch, but it's easier with a bottle. To prevent the chocolate from solidifying mid-decorating, fill a mug halfway with hot water and leave your frosting bottle in there in between use.

Pipe the chocolate onto the rectangles to create antlers (you can add mouths as well if you want). Use a dab of the melted chocolate to affix the eyes and nose to the reindeer. Pin It Now!

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