I got this mold free at the supermarket and hadn't used it yet. I kept meaning to make Jello, but kept forgetting. I had some Rice Krispie cereal left in the pantry that I wanted to use up, so that seemed like a more interesting choice for this mold.
I went through the pantry for icing and candy to decorate the treats. I had cookie icing and regular icing. Cookie icing is great for glueing on candy because it hardens. The other icing will get stiff, but not harden as much. It does make for pretty decorations though, especially the glitter one.
We didn't end up using all the candies and sprinkles I pulled out, but the Air Heads made for some nice scarves on the snowmen. The fruit roll ups I used to wrap around the tops of the ornaments and for the snowman noses.
Christmas Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time: 20-30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: stove top dessert snack rice krispies marshmallows cookie icing candy Christmas rice krispie treats American winter
Ingredients (21 treats)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 4 cups Rice Krispie cereal
- mini M&Ms
- fruit roll ups
- Air Heads Extremes
- Betty Crocker cookie icing
- Cake Mate glitter icing/ bakery icing
- Jello Jigglers holiday mold
InstructionsFor the treats
In a large sauce pan, melt butter and marshmallows over low heat. Stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat and add Rice Krispie cereal. Mix until fully incorporated.
Spray Jello mold with non-stick spray.
Once the cereal mixture has cooled slightly, and can be touched, place spoonfuls of mixture into the mold cavities.
Press the mixture in with your hands to form the shapes, filling the cavities flush.
Once all cavities are filled, flip the mold over and the treats should fall out by themselves. If not, give the mold a slight tap.
Place finished treats aside and fill the mold again.
Once all mixture is used, place finished treats in an airtight container and place in the fridge for about an hour or overnight.For the toppings
Once the treats have set, let the decorating begin. Use your imagination.
Use the cookie icing as the glue to hold candies in place and also as a decoration. The fruit roll ups and Air Heads work great as scarves, just cut to fit.
The Cake Mate icing bags come with different tips (sold separately), so you can experiment. I used the star tip to make the snowman hat and mittens.
It's all about having fun. Enjoy!Notes
The treats can be made ahead of time and decorated another day.
Finished treats can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for longer storage.
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