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If you’re looking for an easy rice krispie treats recipe then look no further!
Today we have this fantastic homemade rice krispie treats idea which is perfect for spring. These super cute ladybugs are a great kids party food idea or one you can make as part of a spring themed unit study.
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Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients
- 6 cups crispy rice cereal
- (10 ounce) miniature marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter
- White nonpareil sprinkles
- Red decorating icing (Pictured: Wilton Red Decorating Icing)
- Black decorating icing (Pictured: Wilton Red Decorating Icing)
- Fudge-covered Oreo Thins
Milk chocolate morsels (4 for each ladybug)
You will also need:
- Heart cookie cutter
- Toothpicks (for placing jelly beans and whiskers as well as shaping the bow), optional
- Sterilised tweezers (for placing the whiskers)
- Waxed paper
How To Make These Super Cute Ladybug Rice Krispie Treats
Prepare a 13 x 9 baking sheet with wax paper and a spritz of non-stick cooking spray.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. When the butter is melted, add the marshmallows and melt, stirring constantly. Remove the saucepan from heat.
Fold in the cereal. Stir until the cereal is coated in the marshmallow.
Using a buttered spatula or greased wax paper evenly press mixture into baking sheet. Cool completely.
Use cookie cutter to cut treats. If the treats are loose, press additional krispy mixture into the cookie cutter before releasing the shape onto waxed paper.
Reshape the remaining cereal in your baking pan until all is used.
Press white nonpareils into fudge-dipped Oreo to create eyes. (If additional adhesion is needed, you can use the black decorating icing or melted white chocolate.)
Using the round tip on the black icing, outline the ladybug and create a line up the center.
Fill the remaining space with red icing. You can use a toothpick to smooth and spread the icing.
Immediately add the Oreo head and milk chocolate morsels (as spots). Allow to dry before serving.
Cook’s notes: If you prefer not to use store-bought frosting, coloured royal icing can be used.
Enjoy your lovely Ladybug Rice Krispies.
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