This post has been sponsored by Kellogg’s Rice Krispies. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are 100% my own.
I spend a lot of time on Pinterest. My husband thinks I have a pinning problem. While that may be true (I admit nothing!) I often discover wonderful ideas and tasty treats to make with my family. Recently, I was on the Rice Krispies Pinterest page and noticed these awesome Rice Krispies Dipper Treats. My kids are loving the warmer weather of Spring and have been asking for an ice pop or ice cream bar almost every day. I rarely let them have one, so I knew they would appreciate these Rice Krispies Treat Pops. Though they look impressive, they only require a few simple ingredients and are the perfect thing to make with kids. If you are looking for a fun way to connect as a family and make some good memories, get everyone in the kitchen and make some for yourself.
- 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine
- 4 cups of mini marshmallows
- 6 cups of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
- 16 wooden ice cream sticks
- 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cups of white chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
The great part about getting kids involved in the cooking process is that you get to teach them a few things along the way. I love to sneak in learning whenever I can. While measuring marshmallows, my daughter used her math skills. What a yummy way to learn!
Melt butter over low heat in a large saucepan and add 4 cups of mini marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are melted.
When the marshmallows are completely melted, remove pan from heat and add in 6 cups of Rice Krispies. Stir until the Rice Krispies are thoroughly coated.
Press the mixture into a greased 13×9 pan. Use a spatula to flatten the mixture into the pan. Allow the mixture to cool.
When the Rice Krispies Treats have cooled, cut into 16 equal pieces. Push an ice cream stick into each treat to make a Rice Krispies Treat pop.
After cutting the pops, they will still have a rectangular shape. If you push the top corners down with your fingers you can make them rounded so they look more like an ice cream pop.
Now it’s time to melt the chocolate for dipping. Pour 1 cup of semisweet chips in a microwave safe bowl and mix with 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Microwave until melted. Repeat the process in another bowl with 1 cup of the white chocolate chips and 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Microwave until melted.
Holding the treat by the stick, dip it into the melted chocolate. If you are having a child help, make sure the bowl is not hot. You may need a spoon during this process to distribute some of the chocolate evenly over the pop. Dip some of your pops in the semi sweet chocolate and some in the white chocolate chips.
Now it’s time to shake some sprinkles on top. Kids just love this step!
Place the pops on some parchment or wax paper to cool. It was a really hot day (almost 100 degrees!) when we made these, so we popped them in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes so the candy coating could harden.
These Rice Krispies Treat Pops are just so festive and fun. I think they would be a great addition to any party. If you are looking for something patriotic for Memorial Day or the 4th of July, dip in white chocolate and use red and blue sprinkles. Instant patriotic treat!
Any kid will tell you that the best part of helping in the kitchen (besides spending quality time with the family) is tasting the results. I asked my kids to rate the experience on a scale of 1-10 and here’s what they said:
- How did the treats look? 10’s all around!
- How did they taste? 10’s again.
- How fun was making the Rice Krispies Treat Pops? More 10’s!
There you have it, completely unbiased reviews from my kids. You can totally trust them. I mean who wouldn’t trust this face:
So how would you rate our experience? I would love to see your take on Rice Krispies Treats. If you make some, snap a photo and share your creation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #Easytomake
If you love all things Rice Krispies (and who doesn’t?) visit RiceKrispies.com to get inspired with new recipes for Rice Krispies Treats. Plus, if you are on Pinterest as often as I am, enter the Rice Krispies Treat Making Contest where you can share your special recipe. Details and rules here.
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