Eat: Rice Krispy Eggs
For Asante’s Cubbies Class tonight, I made a fun spring treat- Rice Krispy Eggs!
Before starting in on making the Rice Krispy Treats, I wish I would have gotten out some plastic eggs (to form the shape of the treats), sprayed the insides of the eggs with cooking spray (so the treats don’t stick to the insides), unwrapped some chocolate candies (to put into the center of some of the eggs), and gotten out the rest of my decorating supplies (sprinkles, fruit-by-the-foot, etc.). I didn’t, but it would have been wise.
I started out by making a double batch of Rice Krispy Treats (just following the box recipe). The only change I made is that during the melted marshmallow part, I added some neon purple food coloring so that the eggs would look more spring-ish.
After I added the Rice Krispies to the marshmallow goo,
I just let it sit for awhile I made the mistake of trying to immediately put the warm mixture into the plastic egg. Ha, bad idea. Even with cooking spray all over my hands, it still stuck like crazy! At this point I walked away from the it, trying to decide if I should just scrap the idea and go with the traditional squares. After about 5-10 minutes I came back to it, tried again, and it worked MUCH better. Whew.
After everything was cooler, I overfilled one side of the plastic egg with Rice Krispy Treat. If I was adding a chocolate egg to the middle, I filled the small half of the egg with the treat, added the chocolate egg, and then heaped more treat on top. Then I clicked the egg closed and let the treat cool off for a few more minutes. I used 8 plastic eggs and just rotated through them. Once I got the eighth egg filled and clicked close, I knew the first one I had filled would be ready to be taken out.
When I opened the eggs, the treats came out pretty easily. There were only a few I had to reshape a little by hand. After all the treat mixture was used, I had 38 Rice Krispy Eggs- a perfect number for his class (thankfully).
|This is one that I took out of the egg too early- see the little piece of chocolate in there?|
Now the fun part for me– decorating! I used a variety of colored sprinkles, along with fruit by the food. I cut the fruit by the foot into three looooooong strips, and then wrapped them around the eggs.
While I’m storing them in a air-tight container so they don’t get stale during the day, I thought it might be fun to put them into egg cartons right before I bring them with Asante to his class tonight.