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
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.