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On to the treats:
I had the idea to make bite sized rice krispie treats dipped in chocolate and decorated to look like presents.
Being a sucker for a beautifully wrapped present, I spend a lot of time choosing and designing my holiday wrapping for my gifts to others. Most times I avoid red and green for holiday gifts. I stick to off beat color schemes like gold and white, turquoise and silver, electric purple and gold or of course, hot pink. I also love to tie stocking stuffers, candy or ornaments onto the wrapped presents. But I didn't want to get too off (the holiday) message here so I went with red, green and white.
Rice Krispie Treat Christmas Presents
- Mix up half a batch of rice krispie treats using the recipe on Kellogg's website. Recipe HERE. I halved the recipe.
- You can press the treats according to the directions in one pan and cut the boxes out after the treats have hardened, however, this is what I did:
- I put half of the mixture into a silicon brownie bite mold.
- And pressed the other half into small loaf pans.
- This way, I already had pre-formed little square packages and bigger pieces I could cut into odd sizes.Note: You want to get the surface as smooth as possible so press extra hard when filling the mold and pans.
- Stick everything in the fridge to harden.
- Melt some red, green and white candy melts separately according to the directions on the package. I only had green melts on hand so I melted some white chocolate, added a bit of Crisco, and colored half red using Wilton's red from their candy coloring line.
- Remove the treats from the fridge. Trim the edges with a sharp knife to get them as square as possible. You can make different shapes squares, rectangles. I will try a round one next time using a cookie cutter.
- Dip the treats in the different chocolate colors.
- Transfer to a baking sheet lined with baking paper and put back in the fridge to harden.
- While the chocolate covered treats are cooling, organize your decorations and, if desired fondant. I had some leftover I made previously. You can make and color your own beforehand, Recipe HERE.
- When the chocolate has hardened on the treats, remove them from the fridge and trim off the excess chocolate.
- Go to town with your decorations! For mine, I made the "ribbons" out of fondant, using a pastry cutter wheel to create the scalloped versions. Using corn syrup, I glued the sprinkles or quins onto the little packages. I restrained myself from glittering them. You can thank me now.
These are versatile. I can see them being adapted for anything from a baby shower to a girlie birthday party.