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Who doesn’t LOVE a rice krispy treat? I sort of get giddy just thinking about them! Today I’m sharing a simple way that I turned typical rice krispy treats into poppers using…..wait for it……..a plastic ice cube tray! Dang it I adore finding ways to make eating fun treats even more fun! Turning rice krispy treats into poppers makes them quick and easy to eat. They are the perfect size for an after lunch or after dinner “pop” of sugar. But, I took these rice krispy treat poppers one step further and it was SO worth it…..
Adding sprinkles to the rice krispy treat poppers not only made them a million times cuter, they are SO YUMMY!
In order to make these, you will need to create the rice krispy treat mixture using the basic recipe (6 cups of Rice Krispy ceral, 1 package of marshmallows, and 3 tbsp. butter). Melt the butter, add the marshmallows and allow them to melt with the butter, then pour in the dry cereal. As you can see, my three year old, Stella, was able to help me measure out my ingredinets! Making rice krispy treats is so much fun to do with kids!
Next, use non-stick cooking spray inside of a plastic ice cube tray. I like to spray a little on a spoon and the tips of my fingers so that the sticky mixture is easier to work with. Place the warm rice krispy treat mixture into the ice cube tray and let them cool. Then, melt 1 cube of almond bark (melting chocolate found in the baking isle).
Simply dip the base of the rice krispy treat popper into the melted almond bark and let your kids douse the poppers in sprinkles! Once the almond bark is cooled, the sprinkles will be stuck to the rice krispy poppers. I like to use wax paper for the drying process.
Aren’t these fun and pretty? Plus, they are SO YUMMY! Did I already mention that? 🙂 I may never be able to eat a traditional rice krispy treat again. Something about dipping them in almond bark has made my life complete!
Do you like simple, fun, and kid friendly treats? Be sure to check out my
gallery of sweets where you will find other fun inspirations like these
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