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Rice Krispies pops and cut out treats decorated with white chocolate and sprinkles

Kid-Friendly Rice Krispies Cut Outs & Pops

This is an easy, fun recipe for you & your kids to enjoy making together. Everyone loves a Rice Krispies treat, and adding melting chocolate and sprinkles turns this into an extra special treat. Use cookie cutters to create fun cut-out shapes or roll the treats into balls and turn into pops!

A kid-friendly recipe to beat the cabin fever!

We received a Rice Krispies Treat Sheet as a gift from my uncle. It’s been so cold in Western Wisconsin and we are all going a little stir crazy. This was a great weeknight activity – very few ingredients needed and easy for the girls to do. All we had to do was cut out our shapes & decorate with the white chocolate & sprinkles! If you don’t have a Treat Sheet, you can substitute a 9×13 pan of homemade Rice Krispies treats. 

Tips for Easy Rice Krispies Cut-Outs & Pops

Tip – Choose a High-Quality Melting Wafer

I prefer to use Ghirardelli melting wafers – I’ve found they are higher in quality than the melting wafers in craft stores. They taste better and melt better. If I do use the wafers from a craft store, I usually have to add a little vegetable oil to the melted wafers in order to get it thin enough to drizzle. 

I used a butterfly cookie cutter and cut out as many could fit on the Treat Sheet. Then I rolled the scraps into balls for the Pops! 

Tips for Decorating 

 Melt the chocolate wafers on 50% power for 30 seconds at a time. Stir between sessions. If the wafers get too hard, they will burn and thicken. 

For the Cut-Out Treats: I like to pour the melted chocolate into squeeze bottles for the kids to use. Or, I will pour the melted chocolate into a small Ziplock bag and cut a small hole in the corner of the bag for the chocolate to squeeze through. Squeeze the melted chocolate onto the cut-out and then top with sprinkles. The chocolate will harden quickly, so don’t wait too long or those sprinkles won’t stick! If you need to, you can re-melt the chocolate on low power in the microwave.  

For the Pops: Take some lollipop sticks, dip one end in the melted chocolate, and then into the pop. Let the chocolate harden before you dip the full pop. Once hardened, dip the pop into a small bowl of melted chocolate and twist to remove any excess chocolate. Immediately add sprinkles and set upright in an egg carton (poke holes in it ahead of time with stick) or Styrofoam block for the chocolate to harden. 

Kid-Friendly Rice Krispies(R) Cut Out Treats & Pops!

Recipe by Katie SchultzDifficulty: Beginner

A fun, easy treat to engage with your kids in the kitchen!

Ingredients

  • 1 - 32oz Rice Krispies(R) Treat Sheet or 1 - 9x13 pan of prepared Rice Krispies(R) bars

  • Melting chocolate wafers in colors of your choice, like Ghirardelli, Wilton, or Sweet Tooth Fairy

  • Cookie cutter in shape of your choice

  • Non-stick cooking spray

  • Sprinkles in colors of your choice

  • Treat sticks, if making the pops (these can be found at craft stores)

  • Egg carton, Styrofoam, or cardboard box, if making the pops

Directions

  • Treat Bars
  • Place treat sheet or prepared bars on wax paper or other non-stick surface. Coat cookie cutters with non-stick cooking spray. Use the cookie cutter to cut the treat bar into your desired shapes.
  • Place about 1 cup of wafers in a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted. Reduce time if the wafers are almost melted - you do not want to overheat, or the chocolate will get grainy.
  • Pour the melted chocolate into a sandwich bag, icing bag, or squeeze bottle. If using a sandwich bag, cut a very, very small piece off one corner to make an opening.
  • Squeeze the melted chocolate onto the cut-out treats and decorate as desired with sprinkles.
  • Allow chocolate to harden and enjoy!
  • Treat Pops
  • Use the scraps from the cut-out treat bars for treat pops. Take small sections of the scraps and firmly roll into equal sized balls.
  • Take an upside down egg carton or other box and poke small holes for holding the cake pop sticks. The egg carton material is thin enough that you can use the end of the treat stick to make the holes.
  • Dip the end of a treat stick into melted chocolate. Insert the end of the stick with the melted chocolate into the ball. Place the pop in the cake pop holder.
  • Repeat for each ball. When finished, place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to chill.
  • Near the end of the chilling time, place about 1 cup of wafers in a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted. Reduce time if the wafers are almost melted - you do not want to overheat, or the chocolate will get grainy.
  • Remove the pops from the fridge. Dip in the chocolate, twirling the pop to remove excess chocolate back into the bowl.
  • Decorate with sprinkles of your choice. Place pop in holder to harden.
  • Repeat with remaining pops.
  • To get the sprinkle swirl as shown in the photo: Dip the pop in chocolate and place in stand to harden. Pour some melted chocolate into a sandwich bag, icing bag, or squeeze bottle. If using a sandwich bag, cut a very, very small piece off one corner to make an opening. Hold the dipped cake pop horizontally in one hand and twist/twirl the pop. Slowly drizzle the melted chocolate around the sides and to the top of the cake pop. Immediately add sprinkles. Place in stand to harden.

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