This post is sponsored by Expressionery and Baker’s Party Shop, who provided materials for this project. All opinions are 100% my own.
I love making sweet treats. And I love pretty things. So when I was offered the opportunity to make something yummy using supplies from Baker’s Party Shop, and to package up my goodies using personalized stamps from Expressionery, I said HECK YES!
When my package arrived, I immediately loved the mason jar cookie cutter, and when I saw the blue food coloring that was also in my box of supplies, I thought of vintage blue mason jars. Somewhere along the line my mind wandered to Rice Krispie treats, and I knew I was onto something. These things are SO good!
Ingredients and Supplies:
- Rice Krispies cereal
- Candy melts
- Mason jar cookie cutter
- Blue food coloring
- Blue sanding sugar
- Waxed paper or freezer paper
I make my Rice Krispie treats using the classic, official recipe. However, there is one additional ingredient that the recipe doesn’t tell you about: patience! Be sure to melt your butter and marshmallows suuuuuper slow. If the butter browns at all, it will make your treats hard and stiff. Patience is the key to soft, perfect treats!
Once you’ve gotten to the point where the butter and marshmallows are melted, add a little bit of blue food coloring and stir it in well before you add the cereal. Dump the finished treats out onto a piece of waxed paper or freezer paper and use another piece of waxed paper to press them into a flat, even sheet about 1/2 inch thick.
Let them cool completely, then use a cookie cutter to cut out mason jar shapes. Then take a break to eat the leftover scrap pieces. Go ahead, you deserve it!
Melt the candy coating according to the package directions. I used white candy melts because my grocery store didn’t have any blue, so I added a few drops of food coloring to that as well.
I tried coating my treats a couple of ways; first I tried dipping, which was a little bit difficult and the results were pretty uneven. So then I switched to spooning the melted candy onto the surface of the treats and spreading it out until it was even. Sprinkle with sanding sugar while the candy is still warm. Set the candy-coated treats aside to cool completely.
If you were feeling really ambitious you could mix up some royal icing and give them more detail. For me, it’s already extremely ambitious to go beyond cutting my treats in plain ol’ squares.
An extra special treat deserves extra special packaging! I used my LK for Expressionery personalized stamp on some white paper tags to make little gift tags for presenting my fancy treats. It’s a design from my talented friend Laura Kelly – her stuff is all so stinkin’ cute!
I tied a bit of twine to each tag. Then I tucked each treat into a chevron printed paper bag, folded over the top edge, and used washi tape to both hold the flap down and hold the tag place.