March 1, 2012

Baby Shower White Chocolate-Dipped Rice Krispie Treats



My little first graders are so sweet.  See, my friend Andrea ... who just so happens to also be my classroom instructional assistant ... is expecting her first child soon.  A little boy, to be exact.  And guess what our incredibly amazing little firsties did?  They asked me if we could throw her a baby shower!  How adorably sweet is that??  Of course I said yes.  How could I not?

So onto planning a secret baby shower we went.  But, here was my major dilemma.  What on Earth to serve as our treat??

Something homemade?  - Nope.  Against school policy.

Cake?  Cupcakes? - Nope.  Again, against school policy.  Parents aren't allowed to bring or send in cupcakes or cake for birthdays or special treats, so we teachers have to abide by the same rule.

Those cute little beautifully-iced sugar cookies from our local bakery? - A possibility.  But at $3 per cookie, I just couldn't bring myself to do it.  Especially when I knew that several of my first grade friends would take just one bite and toss the rest in the trash.

One of those giant decorated chocolate chip cookies? - Oh, just not quite cute enough.

What was I going to do?  What was baby-shower-cute, but also suited to the first grade pallet?

Ah hah! ... Rice Krispie Treats!  I decided to take the route of embellishing store-bought Rice Krispie Treats.  With a little dip of white chocolate and a tiny drizzling of blue, these little beauties became the perfect treat for a first grade boy-to-be baby shower.  Don't you think??


I was hoping these would be just the perfect thing first graders would think was extra special to celebrate their teacher's soon-to-be little boy.  And they sure were!  I stacked them up on a cake stand to look like a big ol' cake ...


... and set the cake stand alongside cups of blue punch.  Looks pretty good for a classroom!


During the shower planning, I made our students 'pinky promise' not to tell, having absolutely zero confidence they'd actually keep it a secret. But I was so wrong! On the big day, we truly shocked Andrea with a complete surprise.  I'm so proud of our little ones, and they loved being able to celebrate this very special time.  So adorably sweet.


Now, onto how to make these little baby shower Rice Krispie Treats.  All I did was unwrap (of course!) store-bought Rice Krispie Treats and give them a little dunk in white chocolate - like this:


Then I sprinkled on a few white non-pareils and set the dipped treats aside to set up.


Next, I drizzled on some blue accents ... ya know, to make them boy-ish.


I let the blue accents set up, and then they were ready for the celebration! 


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White Chocolate-Dipped Rice Krispie Treats
Source:  A Tracey original (I'm sure someone's done this before me, but I didn't use anyone else's idea/recipe for inspiration)

Ingredients
1 package store-bought OR 1 batch homemade Rice Krispie Treats
1 (1 lb.) package white candy melts or 1 (24 oz.) package white bark coating
2 T. shortening
White non-pareils sprinkles
Blue candy melts (or other desired color)

Directions
1.  Melt candy melts or bark coating and shortening together in the microwave per package directions (typically in 30 second intervals, stirring in between).

2.  Dip each Rice Krispie Treat in the candy coating, letting excess coating drip off back into the container. Sprinkle with sprinkles, as desired. Place on waxed paper and let stand for coating to set up.

3.  Once all the treats have been coated, place blue candy melts in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Submerge in hot water until melted, kneading until smooth (or, microwave in 20 second intervals until melted, kneading after each interval).

4.  Snip a tiny hole in one corner of the bag and drizzle blue accents over the treats. Let stand until coating is firm.


Enjoy!


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22 comments:

  1. So pretty - I love this idea.

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  2. They were so so so good! You are the best.... so thoughtful! I will never ever forget our first grade shower!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it, dear friend. It was loads of fun!

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  3. I don't make rice krispie treats too often, but they are always a nice treat! I bet these were delicious.

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  4. Those are beautiful! What a sweet way to give a shower. :)

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  5. These look delicious, and SO pretty! I'm thinking about making some of these for Easter. With that yummy white chocolate and some beautiful pastel colors, I'm sure they'll be a hit!

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. Great idea! Thanks for sharing. Would love for you to link up: http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com/p/link-party.html
    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Adorable and fun for the kids too! They look soo yummy!

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  8. So cute for a shower! And we are big rice krispie treat lovers! This is such a fun idea. We are so glad that you linked up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

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  9. Wow, you took something very simple and made it look like an expensive dessert. Love it.

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  10. You did such a fabulous job with these. I'm in the midst of doing a shower and it's crazy how much detail you end up putting into it. I'd love for you to share these at Whimsy Wednesdays at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-3.html. We go live Tuesday night at 8 EST. I'm following via bloglovin, gfc and lf.

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  11. They look great! After you dipped them did you have to put them in the refrigerator?

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    1. I did not put them in the refrigerator after I dipped them, but you certainly could for just a few minutes to set the chocolate. Enjoy!

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    2. how many did this recipie make? I am hosting a shower for almost 100 and dont know the quantities of krispy bars to the choclate you purchased. Thanks!

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    3. The package of Krispie Treats I bought had 18 bars in it. I believe I was able to do 2 boxes with the 1 lb. of white chocolate coating. It'll depend a bit on how thick you make your coating on the Krispie Treats. But plan on approximately 30-35 bars per pound of coating. Hope that helps!

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  12. Awesome recipe! I am going to make these for my cousin's shower this Saturday. I do have a question though, did you cut the bars in half or leave them the size they came? Also, have you ever tried this recipe making homemade rice krispie treats?

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    1. Hey there! I left the store-bought Krispie Treats the size they came. I have never tried this with homemade krispie treats, but I see no reason it wouldn't work. I HAD to do store-bought since I was bringing them for my students ... it's the rule that there be no homemade foods brought in. Have fun at your cousin's shower!!

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  13. Such a great idea! I'm going to make pink treats and add them to our bake sale fundraiser for our Breast Cancer Walk.

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  14. This is a great idea but how far in advance can I make them? And ho do I store the them? If I make them friday night for a party on Sunday, will they survive? Or will they get stale?

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    1. You can make them several days in advance. Just place them on waxed paper laid out on a baking sheet as you dip them in the white chocolate ... then pop the whole baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to make sure the chocolate is completely set. Then you can store the treats at room temperature in an airtight container until the party. Making them Friday night for a Sunday party will be totally fine! Enjoy!!

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