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Today we’re sharing a mid-week treat we are sure you’ll just adore. Inspired by our Halloween Rice Krispie Characters and our love for candy eyes, we created some sweet chocolate covered characters that are perfect for Christmas! Here’s how to make your own…
Supplies: rice krispie treats (store bought or homemade), cake pop sticks, candy eyes, pretzels, M&Ms, silver nonpareils, candy corn, vanilla cake frosting, and candy melts in light cocoa, dark cocoa, white, and red.
Snowmen: Add a cake pop stick to the center of a rice krispie treat. Spread vanilla frosting on the rice krispie treat using a knife or a spoon (you can also substitute white candy melts for frosting!). Melt dark cocoa candy melts, scoop into a Ziploc bag, and cut a corner. On a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, pipe the chocolate into a top hat shape. Let cool in the fridge until hardened. When the hat is ready, press it gently onto the top of the snowman. Cut a triangle out of a candy corn to create the carrot nose and press it into the frosting. Add candy eyes and silver nonpareils for buttons.
Reindeer: Melt a bowl of light cocoa candy melts. Add a cake pop stick to the center of the rice krispie treat and dip the top of the treat into the melted chocolate. Use a spoon to help spread the chocolate around. Place treat on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Immediately add candy eyes and a red M&M before the chocolate hardens. Break off pieces of pretzels and stick them into the top for antlers. Place in fridge to harden chocolate.
Santa: Add a cake pop stick to a rice krispie treat. Melt a bowl of red candy melts, scoop into a Ziploc bag, and cut off a corner. Pipe the red chocolate onto the top of the rice krispie treat to create a hat. Let sit in fridge to harden. Remove from fridge and spread white frosting onto the bottom of the treat to create a beard. Scoop more frosting into a Ziploc bag and cut off a corner. Pipe this frosting onto the base of the hat to create trim and add a pom pom to the top. You can also use this frosting to create a mustache. Add two dots of frosting to attach candy eyes.
We hope you enjoy this delicious treat as much as we did! Don’t forget to follow Vicky Barone on Instagram and use #vickybaroneblog if you try out any of our projects! We’d LOVE to see!