9/06/2010

Krispy Apple Treats

It's time for some fun School Snacks! How about these adorable little Rice Krispy Apple Treats?
Little C and I made these after school one day to share with her school class, they were a hit! She did a great job!

Speaking of those kiddos in the kitchen, I just added the "Featured Little Foodie" of the week to my sidebar! If you have a cooking pic of your kids/neices/nephews/grandkids/neighbors and want to be featured, email me your photos and we'll let those Little Foodies have the spotlight! (If you have a blog, we'll also link to you). I also have a secret for making your Rice Krispy Treats hold together a little better and also giving them a yummy color/flavor! Jell-o!! Add a small package to your batch after you melt the marshmallows. You will LOVE IT! I can't wait to make orang-ey pumpkins for Halloween!
I guess it's not a secret anymore...

Krispy Apple Treats
Makes 25
Ingredients:
6 C. Krispy Rice Cereal
1 pkg. large marshmallows
3 T. butter
1 small pkg. Jell-o powder, cherry or strawberry flavor
25 small Tootsie Roll Candies
Royal Icing, tinted green
Baking spray
Wax Paper
Red Food Coloring, optional
optional: you could use fruit roll-ups or those green mint leaf candies instead of the royal icing.

Directions:
Place marshmallows and butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave for an additional minute. Remove from microwave and stir in jell-o powder. If desired, you can add a few drops of red food coloring (depending on how "red" your jell-o is). Add Krispy Rice cereal and stir well. Spray hands with baking spray and roll mixture into balls (a little larger than a golf ball) and drop on wax paper. After balls have set for a few minutes, use your thumb to press into the top to make an "apple" shape.
Add a small tootsie roll "stem" and using royal icing (or any green candy), pipe on a "leaf". I actually would have rather used some kind of green candy but didn't have any on hand. I just used royal icing and a leaf-shaped icing tip.
Serve to your favorite kiddos! These would also be a really fun "Teacher Appreciation Day" snack!

41 comments:

Tina said...

So cute! Might have to do this with my childcare kiddos. Unfortunately, schools no longer allow homemade treats. Everything has to be pre-packaged.

Mandy said...

Tina,
BOO!! It's so sad that some schools have to do that because of allergies and safety reasons. Fortunately, our school still lets us bring in treats. I think I'd have a heart attack if we couldn't! In fact, they still allow peanuts (PBJ is my oldest's fav sandwich, so she's thrilled!) since no one at her school is allergic.

Noemi said...

This is such a cute idea. Next time I need to take a treat somewhere, I'll have to try making a whole fruit bowl (with apples, oranges and bananas!). Thanks for the idea!

Mandy said...

Noemi,
LOVE the idea of a fruit bowl, that's genius!! So adorable!!!
(Can you tell I'm online like crazy today trying to update my site?:))

Susan Crabtree said...

SO cute! These would be great to do as pumpkins too!

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

OMG- these are adorable and SO perfect to take to kiddos school- thank you- am SO glad Craft Gossip included this link today! I'm going to be a new follower!

BigBearswife said...

adorable!!!!

Raejean said...

I'd like to try using orange Jello and making pumpkins for Halloween. (I've been getting excited for the holidays!)

City Share said...

Those are so cute. Thanks for the tip on the jello. I don't have kids (yet), but I think adults would like them too. I think I might take some to work for Halloween.

Andrea said...

I love love love this! Also love the comment that you coul dod pumpkins too! So cute!

A Little Bit of Everything! said...

These are absolutely adorable. I think I will try out some pumpkins for my daughters preschool class.

A Little Bit of Everything! said...

I'm your newest follower. I found you over at Craft Gossip. I've enjoyed looking over your previous posts also. :)

Mama Peck said...

Love these! Little pumpkins are definitely going on my Halloween party menu. Adding Jello is totally inspired. :)

Sue said...

So cute and I like your new "Little Foodie" feature:)

cookies and cups said...

Very cute!! I can't even imagine how they taste...I bet the kids will love them!

Maven said...

Oh my gosh, these are so cute! I'm going to send a link to your blog to a friend of mine. She and her daughters would probably love to make these.

Pasididžiuojanti Namų Šeimininkė said...

What a beautiful apples!!!!

Mama Peck said...

Just finished these up for my Halloween party. I made pumpkins with pretzel stems and leaves made from fruit roll ups. I was even able to put some pumpkin indentations by cutting with a knife then pressing with my finger.. hard to describe, but, I am very pleased with how they turned out. Thanks again for a great idea. (bonus is that they taste good too!)

Barbara said...

http://barbarasbeat.blogspot.com/2011/08/momtrepreneur-baker-of-day-rice-krispy.html
MOMtrepreneur Baker of the Day: Rice Krispy Apple Treats

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea... so cute. I featured it in my 19 Creative Back to School Ideas and Treats round-up today!

Nicole said...

An apple a day may keep the teacher happier if it's one of these apples!
Mmmmm

Cheryl said...

LOVE THIS!!! I'm thinking of pumpkins with orange, something green for st patricks, hearts for valentines, green and red for christmas, YUMMY! Going to try these ASAP!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am so going to try these.

Colleen { HappyLittleArt } said...

Love these!! Made some and blogged about them here..

http://happylittleart.blogspot.com/2011/09/you-are-apple-of-my-eye.html

Thank you for sharing!!!
Colleen {HappyLittleArt}

Kim @ Life of a Modern Mom said...

Great idea, and SO yummy! I posted the ones we made on my blog today with a link to your post. Thanks!
http://lifeofamodernmom.blogspot.com/2011/09/apple-rice-krispie-treats.html

Jenna said...

I linked your recipe on my blog! I hope that is ok. I am at www.hisperfectworks.com Thank you so much for all of your fun recipes and ideas. I adore your blog. If it isn't ok for me to put that on there please let me know and I will take it down. I am looking forward to trying other fun things from your site.

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

Pinned these...adorable idea!

I would love if you would submit it and share it with my readers! Join the Community and share any of your creative project!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative

dee said...

adorable!!! would love to do this... it will have to be for home though. Our school does not allow what they call minimal nutritional value. We can't send sugary treats, crackers or fruit and 100% fruit juice is all they are allowed.

Tammy said...

I love these treats! I added a link to my post All About Apples! You can see the post here http://www.housingaforest.com/cardboard-apple-trees/

Eric G. said...

This looks like a cool idea!! I definitely will try it :) Btw about how many apples does this make?

Rachel said...

Making these as a "dessert" for teacher appreciation lunch at my daughter's school. Hopefully the teachers will like them as much as my daughters do. :)

AHarris said...

These are adorable but kids were not crazy about slight fruity after-taste from the jello. They would take a couple of bites and leave them which they don't do with regular rice crispy treats.
Also note for those trying to make them kosher, does not work with marshmallow fluff as they fall apart. Need to make with mini or regular size marshmallows.

Mandy said...

yikes! I can't remember but it was enough for my daughter's class so I'm guessing 24-30

Anonymous said...

are you aware an Etsy seller has stolen your idea and your images?
http://www.etsy.com/listing/111207402/rice-krispie-apples-6

Anonymous said...

Horrible mess & not easy. Will not make again! :-(

Mandy said...

I am so sorry they didn't work out for you!:( Was there something specific that wasn't working? I'd love to help see if we can tweak it so you can make them!

Anonymous said...

hey, mendy,
lovely snack thanks.
i would like to make it but i need u to clarify a couple of things:
what's the "C" is this "cups" of cereal? how much in grams plz?
and also "T" tea spoon or table spoon? thanks

Am said...

Love the idea!I'm thinking of trying these for my daughters 3rd Snow White themed birthday but i wanted to ask that can these be made a day or two ahead of the event? Also whats the best way to store or refrigerate them if doing so in order to keep them fresh?

Mandy said...

You are correct, "C" is cups and T is tablespoon. lowercase t or tsp is teaspoon. have fun!

Mandy said...

What a cute idea for a Snow White party! You can make them a couple days in advance, no need to refrigerate, just keep in an airtight container (like a Tupperware tub).

Brian and Kristen B. said...

Thanks for this great idea! I made my batch like pumpkins. I used strawberry jello (cause I really like it!) and dropped in some yellow food coloring to make it a nice pumpkin orange. I piped a little green vine on each one and they turned out adorable (not to mention tasty!)