One of my best friends, Tiffany, brought her daughter over on Memorial Day for some fun in the sun. Tiff wanted me to make cookies or a cake in addition to the three racks of ribs, mac n cheese and bacon and Brussels sprout kabobs. I know she would have loved some Italian Wedding Cake but after all the house cleaning and shopping for water guns, I was just too worn out. So I made Rice Krispie Treats. I was gonna put M&Ms and nuts and peanut butter chips in them but Tiff said I should make them like lollipops and dip them in chocolate. She always has such good ideas.
1 one pound bag of marshmallows – thats the biggest bag
about 12 cups of Rice Krispies
1 stick butter
1 bag of Dove chocolates
2 Tablespoons butter
a TON of sprinkles
Start by melting the 1 stick of butter in a large nonstick pot over lowish, medium low heat.
Clean up the big sticky mess. By this time I had marshmallow on my chin and the back of my arm. I’m not sure how it got there but now would have been a good time to clean it up.
Stash the pops in the fridge for a few minutes while you get the “toppings” ready. This is a crucial step that I discovered I needed while the Rice Krispies were falling off the skewers and into the chocolate. But if you chill them before dipping, they harden and hold their shape better. Just sayin, things got a bit disastrous.
There are no more pictures from here until the finished product.
Things just got at little wild.
Chocolate all over the place
and sprinkles stuck to the marshmallow on my skin, that I should have cleaned off earlier but didn’t realize was there.
Pour out a very healthy amount of sprinkles onto a plate.
Take each “pop” and coat with chocolate, however you can, either by dipping or, like me, just spreading it on both sides with a spatula.
Then immediately press the chocolate coated pop into the plate of sprinkles. This is when I discovered that with enough sprinkles, no one will ever know how horrible a job you did in “coating” the pop with chocolate. It just looks very festive and cute.
Place the pops back on wax paper or a nonstick mat. Store in the fridge until ready to serve. It is also kinda refreshing to have a little chill on the pops after running around and swimming in the Texas heat for a few hours.
Matty enjoying a Rice Krispie Treat pop.
We had tons of fun Memorial Day. I felt like I needed a few days to recover from all the excitement. This is what we had: