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How to Make Emoji Rice Krispies Treats
Rice Krispies, in partnership with Toys for Tots, is making it easy for families to embrace the holiday spirit this season while making a difference. I’m excited to partner with them to encourage people to share photos of their own Rice Krispies creations just like I do every day. Every photo shared until Jan. 1 with #Treats4Toys counts toward a donation to Toys for Tots – so I’ve been putting a holiday twist on my treat-making lately. I’ve had a lot of fun with emojis, taking inspiration from... the Rockettes to make holiday dancing girls, and decking some of the popular emoji faces out in holiday looks.
Here’s my how-to for making festive and fun treats: once the classic Rice Krispies recipe mixture is cool, kids can help mold treats into their favorite holiday shapes (just like they would with Play-Doh.) Then, they can decorate their treats with toppings like icing, sprinkles, chocolate chips and other candy. One of my favorite things about making Rice Krispies Treats is how customizable they are – they’re edible arts & crafts! And with Treats 4 Toys, getting kids involved with treat-making is an awesome opportunity for parents with super busy schedules to teach their kids about giving back over the holidays, while spending some time bonding in the kitchen. It’s really the best of both worlds!
I’ve created this step-by-step guide for parents to demonstrate the endless possibilities of treat making with Rice Krispies. These fun, easy-to-make emoji treats are the perfect addition to any family’s holiday dessert table!Continue to 2 of 9 below.
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Ingredients & Supplies
- 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 4 1/2 teaspoons butter
- yellow food coloring
- Decorating icing (I prefer Wilton) in Black, White, and Pink
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- Nonstick pot
- Measuring cups
- Cooking spray
- Icing decorating tip (to screw on to icing tube)
- 8” cake ring
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Melt the Butter
Step 1: Melt butter on low heat in a large nonstick pot.Continue to 4 of 9 below.
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Add the Mini Marshmallows
Step 2: When butter is almost melted, add mini marshmallows and stir to coat. Allow marshmallows to melt about 75-80%, add a few drops of yellow food coloring and stir. Turn off burner and add Rice Krispies Cereal.
Tip: Flavor your treats using extracts, powdered cake mixes, muffin mixes, and cookie mixes by adding a few drops or scoops along with the Rice Krispies. Try mix-ins like peanut butter, chocolate chips, or cake mixes to experiment with even more great flavors.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Simplest Cake Ring Prep
Step 3: Prep the cake ring by spraying it with cooking spray.
Tip: Get creative with molds! I often use household items like buckets and bowls to shape my treats.Continue to 6 of 9 below.
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Make the Rice Krispy mold
Step 4: Pour mixture into center of cake ring and spread to edges before removing cake ring.
Tip: Coat your hands with cooking spray before molding and reapply as needed.Continue to 7 of 9 below.
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Draw the smile
Step 5: Using black icing, draw the blinking eye and smile.
Tip: A little icing goes a long way, try something simple like a smiley face and see your treats really come to life. Don't be afraid to get a little messy!Continue to 8 of 9 below.
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Step 6: Using white icing, draw the other eye, add pupil with black icing. Using pink icing draw the tongue.
Now there's a treat that is almost too cute to eat! Almost.
Have the kids draw their favorite emoji faces! There are many other adorable and fun emojis to draw. Just get the right icing colors for their emojis of choice, and they will be ready to decorate!Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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More Holiday Desserts for the Whole Family
Here are a few more treats that kids can help make and everyone will enjoy this holiday season!
Spiced Peanuts These make a great gift for everyone on your list.
Honestly the Best Banana Bread - Chocolate chips optional!