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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

making rice krispie kisses

last year i posted instructions for one of my personal favorite valentine's treats to make & give... this year we snapped a few photos while making them for gavin's pre-school class, so i thought a little tutorial was in order.

step one: gather your supplies. you will need all the ingredients for your favorite rice krispie treat recipe (i always stick with the "basic" recipe which calls for 1/4 cup butter, 4 cups of marshmallows, & 5 cups of either regular or chocolate rice krispie cereal), aluminum foil, pam or other cooking spray, funnel, wax paper, a plastic baggie & your "strips of love"

step two: make the rice krispies. i always use the microwave... way faster & a bit easier, but that's just me. microwave butter & marshmallows on high for 1 minutes in microwave-safe, very large mixing bowl. stir to combine. (it helps to spray the bowl with cooking spray or grease with oil beforehand so the marshmallows won't stick.) microwave at high 1 minute longer. stir until smooth. add cereal. stir until well coated.

step three: spray your funnel with cooking spray & spray the outside of the plastic baggie (it'll keep your hand from getting all sticky). using the plastic baggie as a glove press rice krispie mixture into the funnel & then place molded rise krispie kiss on waxed paper. you may need to shape them a little more to make them look like kisses. repeat until you have used all of your rice krispie mixture. (any sized funnel works... just depends on how big or small you want your kisses.)

step four: tear off a square of aluminum foil & spray a little cooking spray on it (to keep the rice krispie from sticking to the foil, or you can first wrap the "kiss" in saran wrap, your choice). place a "kiss" in the center of the foil & then wrap it up to look like a kiss.

step five: be sure to add your "strip of love", & viola! you've got yourself some rice krispie kisses.

& if you want to get really fancy, you might want to think about dipping the "kiss" in some chocolate prior to the foil wrapping... just a thought.

you might also want to check out last year's felt fortune cookies... they were yummy too.


ginger said...

I'm trying hard not to eat too much junk food lately, but you are making it very hard! I may have to make these with the kids on Saturday!

LINDSAY said...

What a cute idea. I think I want to try it cause rice krispies are my most favorite!

Hailey said...

This is what the hubs is getting for Valentine's Day! Thanks for the idea!

Mrs. Heather said...

I love this idea! I think this is what I will make my sunday school class for valentines day! YUM!

Janiece said...

I saw several of the young women at church carrying their big kisses around.
Cute Idea!
That is also a great missionary gift box idea too! LOVE IT

The Pink Potpourri said...

what a GREAT idea! i think i'm going to try it!

The Pink Potpourri said...

ps...i just told my friend about this fabulous idea, and she said if you use Cocoa Krispies, it would be chocolate like a chocolate kiss!!!

Chris and Michelle said...

What a great idea! I love it!

Townsend Family said...

I made these for the kids at my daughter's day care this morning and they were a total HIT! Thanks so much for the idea... they are super easy too!

peibei miyagishima said...

hi kelly! it's your neighbor =) just started reading your blog and i think it's great! i LOVE this krispie kisses idea!

C World said...

what an adorable and perfect idea!

Hannah LaRue said...

i made these for my valentine's party. thanks! they were a huge hit. so simple, yet so clever.