May 23, 2011

Baseball Krispie Treats

My son plays Little League baseball and this Saturday was our turn for snack.  I saw the cutest idea for these t-ball treats at Ladybird Ln.  I made a few changes based on what I had on hand (Even though I'd bookmarked the idea,  I kind of forgot about snack until late Friday night ;)  ) and I might make a few more changes when I make them again.  However, they turned out super cute!!  The boys all LOVED them and the parents thought they were cute too.



INGREDIENTS (made 24 treats):
  • 1 bag of marshmallows
  • 8 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • white melting chocolate
  • red candy melts
  • cooking spray
DIRECTIONS:
1.  Make your Rice Krispie Treats.  ( Melt the butter in a large pot, add the marshmallows, stir until marshmallows are melted.  Mix in cereal, stir to evenly coat)

2.  Spray two 12-cup muffin tins with cooking spray.  Scoop the Rice Krispie mixture into the muffin tins.  Spray some cooking spray onto a piece of waxed paper and press the mixture into each section.

Mixture in the muffin tins and pressed down in the molds.


3.  Melt your white chocolate according to the package directions.  Take each Krispie treat circle out of the muffin tin and dip one side in the chocolate.  Lay on a sheet of waxed paper to cool.

Dipping in the chocolate

Cooling before the next step


4.  This next step is where I might want to make some changes next time.  I used the red chocolate melts to make the stitching on my baseballs.  I simply put the melted chocolate in a plastic bag and snipped off a corner to pipe it on the treats.  

My makeshift piping bag


It worked great for the bigger lines, but not so well for the smaller stitches.  I ended up having to use a clean, new fine-tipped paintbrush to dip in the chocolate then "paint" on the smaller lines.  Way more time consuming than what I'd had in mind!!  They still turned out cute, but next time I'll either take a toothpick and quickly swish out the stitches on each treat before the chocolate lines cool ( I did a whole tray of lines at a time and it was already hardened by the time I went to do the stitches) or I'd try those edible food coloring markers that allow to to draw right on your surface.



5.  Let your treats cool, then package up in individual bags to take to the game.

Ooops, a couple of my "FAILS".  So as not to embarrass myself, I had to eat the evidence of my mistake!


I'll definitely be making these again and it was fun doing a "project" just for my son!  I've been doing a ton of girly stuff lately and I think he was starting to feel left out.


20 comments:

  1. I love this idea! My son is in T-Ball and we have snack next week. So definitely going to try this!

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  2. These are very cute!
    I sent it onto my daughter so if she has time (they just moved) she can do these for her son's (my first grandchild!!!) T-ball team!

    Thanx for sharing a great idea!

    Blessings

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  3. I love these! Now I need to find someone who plays baseball so I can have an excuse to make them! :)

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  4. What a great idea, Laura! My son's baseball team would love these. I just love your blog. You have so many cute ideas :) I'd love for you to come and share these "baseballs" at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a blessed day :)
    Katie

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  5. What a cute idea! Seriously, I love that you took something so delicious and made it so fun :D

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  6. Awesome! Would love for you to link up to my Sweet Treats Party today! Hope to see you there :)
    Ashton
    www.somethingswanky.com

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  7. My husband is coaching my son's baseball team this summer, these treats will be perfect! I love the idea of using the muffin tins, I would not have thought of that. Thanks for sharing! I'd love for you to come link up any projects you have at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ www.thrifty101.blogspot.com
    ~Michelle

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  8. Thanks for sharing! This looks super yummy and fun to make! I am stopping by from the Strut Your Stuff Link Party. I am your newest follower and cannot wait to read more:) I would love to have you stop by my blog when you have a chance!
    www.divvyupdiva.com

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  9. adorable!! i'm sure your son and his buddies loved them :) found you over at sassy sites, come by for a visit sometime

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  10. Thanks so much for coming by to show off your adorable treats this week. Have a fabulous long weekend ! Hope you can come share more recipes again this Wednesday!
    Katie

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  11. THis is the cutest idea for my boys baseball team ebd of the yr party! Thanks for the tip!

    www.balancedlibra10.blogspot.com

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  13. Love your blog!! I am your new follower :) if you would like to follow me @ for.the.luv.of.blogspot.com that would be great :) I am just starting out, but I am excited to share new recipes, crafts, and makeup..

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  14. These are just adorable. I made them for my grandsons but have to admit to cheating and using Kellogs! I posted a link to this on my blog post today.

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