Rice Krispie Treats Dipped in Chocolate

by Alicia Lewis Murray on December 2, 2009

I mentioned in a post two weeks ago that I was busy making Rice Krispie treats for my son’s school’s bake sale. I finished them and was very proud of the final outcome. I doubled the recipe and cut them into little rectangles, stuck in a Popsicle stick and then dipped them in chocolate. So cute.

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Here comes the chocolate. School color, no less. I just melted a bag of red candy melts to come up with this smooth, melted goodness.

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One by one, they each got dipped half-way and set on wax paper.

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See how bright the red looks.

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I let them dry like this for about 20 minutes. The chocolate was dry to the touch.

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Next were the cute little bags with twist ties. Each treat got his own baggie.

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Aren’t they cute?  At this point I’m thinking they are worth $2.00 each. I lower my standards and think $1.00. Yes, $1.00 each, but I am not pricing them. The bake sale ladies are pricing the goods. I’ll have to wait until I get to the fall festival to see how much they ask.

It’s afternoon and I’m at the bake sale and head over to see how much my beauties are selling for. 25 cents! Twenty-five rotten cents. I can’t believe it. Not only that, they are, I think, the cheapest treat on the entire bake sale table!

I’m **crushed.**

Brownies, plain brownies are going for over $1.00. Little pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate are more. I don’t even think anything else is 50 cents.

** sigh **

Onward I go.

They are still super cute and people are buying and eating them. Kids were choosing them (because of the lollipop sticks) so all was good in my life again.

But next time, next time I’m adding some pizazz. Something fun. Something that will get the kids to run over, kicking and screaming, begging for my super cute Rice Krispie treats. I’m adding …

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Disney stickers!

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Who can resist Nemo?

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Or Donald?

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Yeah, that’s what I’ll do. I’ll add stickers and make them irresistible.

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I think I’ll have to get some Princess and Lightening McQueen stickers to seal the deal.

This batch with the stickers are the ones that I saved for my son’s birthday party to use as the goodie bag item. After my astonishment about the sticker price (ha!) at the bake sale, I found these stickers lying around and decided to add them at the last minute. They really spice the treats up and push them over the top.

Here are some tips in making these treats:

  • Make a double batch of Rice Krispie treats — two bags of marshmallows, six cups of cereal
  • Cut them into small squares. I even trimmed them once they were cut so that the top was flat.
  • Put stick in them after they are hard (I’d use some chocolate on the end so the sticks won’t fall out. Mine came out once you started eating them.
  • Melt the candy melts in the microwave in intervals of 30 seconds. Don’t over microwave. Dip the treat into the bowl of chocolate. I had to use a spoon to get some of the chocolate onto the treats.
  • Set them down on the wax paper to harden.
  • Wrap in small candy/cellophane bags.
  • Sprinkles would be cute.
  • Don’t forget to add the stickers!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Jean Lewis December 3, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Great job! They look very professional.

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Kaitlin June 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm

What an amazing idea! These look great!

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Carmen July 2, 2010 at 5:20 am

I’m making these to take to the fourth of july party!! the kids will love these!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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Susan July 3, 2010 at 10:16 pm

I wouldn’t have paid $1.oo for a brownie but I would have for your treats. They look so cute and look like they took time to make! Thanks for sharing your idea.

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Alicia at BalancingMotherhood.com July 11, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Thanks ladies for the wonderful comments. Glad they can be an inspiration.

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Amanda November 9, 2010 at 8:51 am

Hello! I would really like to make these for baby shower favors! I was wondering if you knew how far in advance you could make these!? I would store them in air tight containers. Any suggestions would be awesome!

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H February 3, 2011 at 5:19 am

well clever kids – they know a bit of clever packaging and lots of e-numbers don’t always equate with good value -I’d go for a non fancy-packed, natural coloured brownie anyday

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