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Rice Krispie Treat Pops!

My husband works with some wonderful, wonderful people. :)

And on Monday, those wonderful people hosted a double baby shower for him and another co-worker from his office (who happens to be due just a week before us!)  We were so honored to be included in the festivities, and I, of course, had a hay-day photographing every detail of the lunch.  The ladies in his office are such awesome crafters, bakers, decorators, and hostesses.  I’m literally blown out of the water by the time and care they put into every event they throw.  (I’ve decided it must be a product of good Southern breeding.  It’s really SO impressive!)

I knew there would be especially cute snacks there, so I made sure to bring along the camera so that I could share their great ideas with you all!  (Admittedly, this blog is not a wealth of inspiration when it comes to cute, creative, theme-oriented foods.  I’ve accepted that the meticulous patience required by these types of recipes is just not my area of gifting.  I do love to admire them, though!  Who doesn’t?)

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Susan (my husband’s co-worker) is having a girl too… hence the explosion of pink.

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Elsa was especially impressed by the pink cupcakes with the little “balls” on them (her description.  I think they were actually Sixlets.)  She kept asking for more of the “balls” and nothing else.  Weirdo.  :)  There was also an assortment of cake balls and a cute tray of marshmallow pop “ballerinas.”

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And my favorite party treat was this plate of super-simple and way adorable Rice Krispie Pops!

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It was a tough choice given all the adorable desserts available… but I think I was drawn to these because 1) I love Rice Krispie Treats, and 2) I could tell right away that this recipe would be feasible even for me (a confessed avoider of cute, creative, theme-oriented food.)  A few ingredients, a few cute supplies, a few minutes, and you have a WOW dessert!

Just find some cute little sticks or paper straws for the handles, make (or buy!) regular Rice Krispie Treats, skewer them, then dip or drizzle them in melted chocolate, almond bark, or candy melts.  Simple yet special.

Go ahead and give these pops a try the next time you’re helping host a shower or birthday party.  You’ll keep your sanity by minimizing the prep work you commit to, and everybody will love the cute finished product!  (Printable recipe is below.)

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I’d just like to close this post with a bit of honesty about how the rest of my Monday played out.  (Lest you should think that my life and my pregnancy are just a series of rosy recipes, smiley belly pics, and squishy toddler hugs.)  Aside from attending this sweet shower and feeling the love from Chris’s co-workers, Monday also brought the following:

-I backed into another car in the Target parking lot earlier in the day. :(  And the other driver was also a pregnant lady!  Crazy coincidence.  Thankfully there was minimal damage, mostly just scraped paint… but it was still stressful.

-Elsa had an accident (in her car seat!) on our way home from the shower… which meant I got the honor of wrestling the car seat cover off of the frame, washing it, and wrestling it back on.  She then proceeded to wait waaaay too long between bathroom trips later that evening, and (while playing in her car seat because, “Fun! It’s sitting in the living room after mommy washed it!”)… she peed in it, yet again.  I.  Was.  Livid.  (The child has been potty trained for almost 7 months.)

-We came home from the shower that afternoon only to realize I had failed to get my garage door opener back from my mother-in-law, who had babysat Elsa that morning during my doctor appointment.  She lives an hour away, plus it was past naptime, plus my toddler was covered in pee, plus it was hot outside, plus the car was loaded down with bags from my morning errands and the baby shower.  I did NOT want to sit in a pool of sweat waiting for someone to come rescue me.  So Elsa and I found and unlocked window and climbed through.  It was not pretty.

How was your Monday? Ha!

If I sound overly negative, I want to assure you that the day was a huge blessing, regardless of the numerous “issues” I encountered.  Life is messy… but life is good. :)  (P.S. This photo below is actually a collage of two separate photos… but isn’t it weird that it looks like one photo in which my toddler appears to be a giant??)

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Hope your own week finishes out wonderfully!  I’m looking forward to sharing a special recipe (and a giveaway!!) with you this coming Sunday, so stay tuned for that.

-XO

Carissa

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Rice Krispie Treat Pops!
 
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This adorable party treat is perfect for a birthday or baby shower, and can be eaten with no mess and no utensils!
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Serves:: 12
Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 package (10 oz.) marshmallows or 4 cups mini-marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 6-12 oz. candy melts (in color of your choice), or chopped almond bark, or chopped chocolate
  • 12-14 paper straws, or bamboo skewers, or chopsticks
  • Ribbon (optional)
Directions:
  1. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, melt together the butter and marshmallows for 3 minutes on High, stirring after 2 minutes before returning to the microwave.
  2. Add Rice Krispies cereal and stir until cereal is well coated.
  3. Press mixture into a well buttered 13x9" pan and allow to cool.
  4. Cut Rice Krispies Treats into 4" x 2" bars, and skewer each bar carefully with a paper straw (allowing straw to sink about halfway into the treat, vertically.)
  5. In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt candy melts or chocolate in the microwave on High in 30-second increments to prevent scorching. Stir in between each 30-second increment. Chocolate should be smooth and well melted after 3 or 4 stints in the microwave.
  6. To decorate pops, line up Rice Krispie pops on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Transfer melted candy or chocolate into a ziplock bag, snip off a small corner, and drizzle over pops. Alternatively, you can dip each pop halfway into the melted candy or chocolate. Allow candy/chocolate drizzles pops to firm up in the refrigerator until ready to serve. (These are best when served within a day.)
  7. Tie ribbon around each skewer for additional adornment, if desired.

 

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Kay says:

    LOL Oh, right. Toddlers often do that….RIGHT before the new baby arrives. Starts co-sleeping again, has accidents when previously did not etc etc. This, too, shall pass.

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