I am going to be out of the country for a week and didn’t want to abandon you for the holidays, so I found three amazing bloggers who graciously agreed to guest post! To start off the week I have Michelle from Sweet Talk (@michellerose14) sharing her holiday rice krispie treats – enjoy!
Guest posting is always a fun idea for readers, especially during the great baking holiday season! This year I’m doing pre-Christmas dessert-ing in LA and will be celebrating the actual holiday in Chicago.
This means instead of my usual month long holiday prep, I’m doing more baking projects and experiments now so my week before Christmas I will be in full-on baking mode, no experimenting needed.
Last weekend, my roommates and I tested out dyed rice krispie treats. This was surprisingly easy, though definitely not a solo task. You all know rice krispies are a time sensitive dessert, you have to make sure to keep stirring the butter, marshies and cereal in order to ensure no burned butter and evenly mixed treats.
Adding the element of color means you need a couple more hands on deck. Perfect for me, since three of us tackled this project together.
What I love most about rice krispie treats is that they are easy. Yes, I mentioned the possibility of burning the butter, but once the melted butter is swirling around the pan, you’re on your way to success.
Even if you don’t have a stove you can make them. When I was in college I would microwave the butter and marshmallows and they came out just as delicious and gooey. Adding the food coloring adds the best part – holiday personalization.
Whether it’s Christmas and you’re using red and green like we did, or Halloween, Easter, 4th of July or a birthday you can personalize the treats. All you need to do is add your favorite colors right before you add the cereal. Make sure it’s the hue you’re looking for, keep stirring, of course and proceed.
It’s a great way to get kids involved too! We took our masterpieces one step further and made shapes with cookie cutters. Though metal would’ve worked a lot better, we used Wilton plastic Christmas shapes to get some adorable snowmen, trees and candy canes on our plate.
After that we decorated with melted chocolate, though frosting, candies or gel icing would’ve worked just as well. This is a definite possibility for my Christmas baking week, just remember rice krispies don’t last as long as other baked goods, so save them to the end.
Happy holiday baking and I hope to see you guys at Sweet Talk, especially when Erin guest posts for me!