I bought a HUGE container of orange sprinkles to make some Halloween candy for a party and then never used them for that. So I decided to make a "fall" treat with my kids to keep them busy one day and use up some of these sprinkles. The kids had a great time and stayed busy with this project for quite some time and I think the end result is super cute. There's nothing better than a rice krispy treat....well unless it's a chocolate covered rice krispy treat with sprinkles!
6 cups of rice krispy cereal
3 tablespoons of butter or margarine
1 bag of mini marshmallows or big marshamallows
a pinch of salt
non-stick cooking spray
1 bag of milk chocolate chips
1 bag of white chocolate chips
sprinkles (any color)
Spray a large pot with non-stick cooking spray. Melt butter over med/hi heat, add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add a pinch of salt and stir to combine. Remove marshmallows from heat and dump in all 6 cups of rice cereal at one time and with a spoon sprayed with non-stick cooking spray stir quickly to combine all the cereal with the marshmallow mixture. Let cool for about a minute and then spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray and take a small amount of rice krispy and marshmallow mixture and begin to roll into balls. Place balls onto a greased baking sheet.
Let the balls cool completely. Next melt white chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring inbetween until completely melted. Dip the tip of a popsicle stick in the melted chocolate and then push into the rice krispy ball and set back on the baking sheet to harden.
Once the chocolate is completely hardened ( you can speed up the process by placing all the balls w/sticks into the refrigerator for 10 minutes) dip 1/2 the balls one at a time in the melted white chocolate using a spoon to help cover the ball completely.
As my daughter, demonstrates below
Place the dipped pops into a piece of stryofoam to let harden. And you can have your other helper sprinkle each of the pops lightly with sprinkles. (I don't suggest dipping the wet pop into sprinkles because it will become too heavy and most of the chocolate will end up falling off).
Next melt the milk chocolate and repeat the process again.