Make it: Gourmet Rice Krispie Wands

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Hello! I know it has been awhile since I have made any posts worth while- but I promise, I have been doing crafty things all the time…and I should have lots of good “tutes” to blog here soon.

Today we are making Gourmet Rice Krispie Wands that I made for a baby shower. They are so simple, it doesn’t require a whole lot of skill, probably doesn’t really even require a step-by-step, but whatev.

Stuff you need:
Paper Straws
Cello bags & String (if you would like to package)

Follow your favorite Rice Krispie Treat Recipe, mine is:
1/4 cup butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
5 cups crisp rice cereal

1. Melt margarine in large sauce pan over low heat.
2. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and well-blended. Cook 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Add cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly and firmly in a large shallow buttered cookie sheet.

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When cool, tip pan upside down on a large cutting board and chop into 1.5 x 1.5 cubes.
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Take your straw and stab through two krispie cubes (sometimes the straw will collapse, it is good to have extra straws and hold firmly at the base when stabbing to keep the straw from bending)

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Once you have all of your wands stabbed, set them all up on a cookie sheet standing upward with plenty of space to move them around as you are pouring your toppings.

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Time to mix your topping! When I did mine, I did- Butterscotch, and then White Chocolate in two different colors. I am sure you all have a “better way” to heat chocolate, but I just did it in the good ol’ microwave! Take your chocolate chips and put in a microwave safe bowl. Depending on your microwave settings- you will need to watch it and make sure it doesn’t scorch. I added a little bit of creamer to make it nice and runny (not too much since you want it to set up hard, but enough that you are able to drizzle nicely). Add color if you would like with food coloring.

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Once you have a nice melted consistency, you can take a kitchen spoon and drizzle the chocolate on the treats. If you need to pick them up by the straw so you can turn them on their side and have more control where you drizzle…

if you are messy and get it on your table (like me) make sure to wipe it up right away to avoid staining the surface if you have food coloring involved.

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For an added touch, you can print some little tags for an extra special detail. If you choose not to package each one, they also look cute laid out on a platter.

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