OK so you could definitely argue that Easter time is full of yummy treats, but this holiday has been about trying out Pinterest crafts and when these popped up (excuse the pun!) I couldn’t wait to try them out.
This craft challenge is more of a culinary one admittedly, and it comes in the form of marshmallows + rice krispies + chocolate, which equals amazingness!
I have never tried to make these before but I loved Rice Krispie Squares as a child so they caught my attention. Luckily my best friend Jen was over so I dragged her into the mess with me – haha!
The recipe was really simple and can be found here, however as you can see I made a make shift lolly stick holder from an inverted egg box and so only wanting to do about 12 I decided to halve the ingredient amounts.
It’s just simply melt the marshmallows and butter, mix in the krispies, mould it, let them set a bit, add sticks, let them set a bit more and then decorate. We chose white and milk chocolate and added sprinkles and crushed Oreo biscuits.
Key things we found from testing this recipe were,
- Mould quickly! As soon as it’s off the heat get moving the longer it sits the stiffer it gets.
- Don’t have non stick spray? No problem, just use a piece of grease proof paper and fold it over and mould into a shape with your hands on the other side, that way you keep clean hands and it doesn’t stick to the paper!
- Lolly sticks don’t stick 😦 I don’t know if it was the weight of the decoration but even though the sticks felt secure when we added them when it came to decorating some were spinning round and by the eating some were even poking out of top or falling off altogether! Next time we are going to try dipping them in melted chocolate before sticking them in hopefully it will then set around it.
- Crush any biscuits to a powder, I think some of our pieces were still a bit big so they were dropping off before the chocolate set.
Overall we really enjoyed this challenge and we all definitely enjoyed taste testing them! For me they were a bit too sweet but that’s what happens when you are on a diet 😦
This challenge gets a 10 out of 10 for taste but we felt the assembly method needs some practice.