Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rice Krispie Treat Cornucopias! Perfect for Thanksgiving!

So, I wanted something special to put at each plate setting at Thanksgiving. So, I decided to try cornucopias. I used rice krispie treats so I could mold it into any shape I wanted. Here’s how to make your own:
What you will need:
· Rice Cereal
· Marshmallows
· Butter
· Non stick spray
· Lollipop sticks
· Tootsie Rolls
· Peanut Butter Candy Melts
· Milk Chocolate Candy Melts
· Paramont Crystals(or a teaspoon of shortening)
· Chewy or Original Runts Fruit Candy

Tools you will need:
· Large pot for making the Rice Krispie Treats
· 13 x 9 pan for Rice Krispie Treats
· Knife
· Microwave safe bowl
· Drying rack
1) Make the Rice Krispie treats. I followed the recipe on the back of the cereal box, but I reduced the cereal from 6 cups to 5 cups. Go here for the recipe. Pour the treats into a sprayed 13 x 9 pan and allow to cool for an hour.

2) Cut the treats into long triangles. Shape the triangles into a cone shape. Make an indent into the base of the cone (this is a place for the fruit to go). Curl the smallest piece of the cone up.


3) Now, time for the Peanut Butter and Chocolate. Place 16 oz of Peanut Butter Candy Melts, 8 oz of Milk Chocolate Candy Melts and a teaspoon of Paramount Crystals (or shortening) in a microwave bowl. Melt according to the package instructions or follow mine.


4) Insert the lollipop sticks into the chocolate and insert into the cornucopias. Do not go more than half way. Place the cornucopias in the fridge to allow the chocolate to harden.

5) Now for the braided detail. Take a tootsie roll and roll it into a thin rope. Once you have a few ropes, twist two together. Place a little amount of chocolate around the edge of the cornucopia and wrap it with the braided tootsie roll.

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6) Time to dip! Make sure the chocolate is still at the right temperature. If it’s too cold, place in the microwave at 50% power for 10 second intervals until the chocolate is melted.

7) Dip the cornucopia into the chocolate. DO NOT STIR!! Try to cover in one dip. Gently tap off the excess chocolate. Place in the drying rack. Before the chocolate sets, place a few pieces of candy fruit (Runts) on the opening of the cornucopia.


I think these would be great as place settings at Thanksgiving. My monkey loves them! I hope you will too!!


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