Foodie Friday: The Gift of Rice Krispies

This holiday season, treat someone you love to The Gift of Rice Krispies. But don’t you dare whip up a batch of boring old squares; not when you can create these masterpieces:

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal has teamed up with Lisa Sanguedolce, a top Canadian cake decorator to create dazzling gift ideas on a tiny budget. You can find recipes and instructions for all the treats pictured above online (plus many more!), but for your convenience, here’s how to make a gorgeous Christmas ornament.

Rice Krispies Base

  1. Melt ¼ cup (50 ml) of butter or margarine over low heat
  2. Mix a 250g package of marshmallows with butter or margarine until completely melted and remove from heat
  3. Stir in a dash of vanilla extract (optional) and mix in six cups (1.5 L) of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal until well coated; allow to cool; and form into shape

Once the shape is formed, finish the ball with confectionary decorations such as fondant, sugar beads and sugar crystals. For the more advanced bakers, you can make your own fondant but it’s also available pre-made. Decorations are available at grocery stores, online or at your local crafting store or cake decorating supply shop.

Once complete, package the ornament in a clear cellophane bag, secure the closure with a fabric ribbon tied in a bow with a Holiday trinket like a jingle bell, tiny candy cane or sprig of holly; add a hang tag with your greeting and it’s ready to go!

Visit Kelloggs Rice Krispies for more fun ideas that you can make with the kiddos. I love this gift idea for friends, classmates, co-workers and those special people in your child’s life – coaches, crossing guards, teacher’s aids, etc.