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How To Make Rice Krispies Treats Maracas

Ingredients

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  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 10 oz. Marshmallows – like Jet-Puffed
  • 3 Tblsp. butter
  • red and green food coloring
  • melted white chocolate melts – such as Wilton
  • Pretzel Rods – broken in half
  • Butter flavored cooking spray
  • Mini M&Ms

Equipment:

  • Mini muffin tin – non-stick
  • Mini Tart Shaper, or something similar – a spoon would probably work
  • 2 Medium saucepans
  • Squeeze tube for melted chocolate or a baggie

Instructions

*Here’s one tip before you get started. Have everything ready to go. The marshmallow mixture hardens quickly. You’ll want to work fast while it’s still warm so you can mold it. 

  • For 2 colors…I used  the original Rice Krispies Treat Recipe – I divided it up between 2 saucepans
  • *you won’t need to divide the recipe if you are doing only 1 color
  • In each saucepan, I melted 1&1/2 Tbsp of butter and turned the heat off
  • I added 1/2 of the bag of 10 oz. marshmallows to the melted butter, and stirred until the marshmallows melted
  • Then I added food coloring to each saucepan – green in one, red in the other (it takes a lot of red)
  • Finally, I stirred in 3 cups of Rice Krispies Treats into each saucepan, and mixed until my arm felt like it would fall off!
  • The best Rice Krispies Treats Maracas stuffed with M&Ms Minis so they make noise when you shake them!
  • With the Rice Krispies colored, I started spooning – about 1 Tbsp., of each color into my Mini Muffin Tin
  • I had 1 dozen of each color in the tin
  • Then, I sprayed my Mini Tart Tool with cooking spray and pushed the centers to form bowls
  • The best Rice Krispies Treats Maracas stuffed with M&Ms Minis so they make noise when you shake them!
  • I filled the green half with M&M Minis, and then placed the red half over the green and gently sealed them by pressing the ends together
  • I used a butter knife to loosen the green half out of the mold and pressed around the middle a little more until they were sealed together
  • The best Rice Krispies Treats Maracas stuffed with M&Ms Minis so they make noise when you shake them!
  • I set those down on a plate and got to work on the pretzel rods
  • I grabbed some more Rice Krispies Treats out of the saucepan and wrapped some around the end of the pretzel rod 
  • I attached the pretzel rod to the maraca, and gently molded it together with the maraca
  • I strongly suggest using melted chocolate to glue the parts together (the 2 halves of the rice Krispies maraca and the pretzel handles to the maraca)
  • Then I decorated them with Melted White Chocolate Melts – this also doubles as glue
  • I used a handy squeeze tube, but you can also snip the end of a baggie that is filled with melted chocolate
  • *This is an important step: I added a little strength to the pretzel handle seal by putting some chocolate there, also
  • The chocolate works like glue. It’s great stuff. Use it to your advantage