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December 12 2015 @ 06:00 am
12th Day of Christmas: Rice Krispie Ornaments  
I haven't made these before but what an idea. I stumbled upon this idea at Mommy Savers but I'm not sure I love her recipe over the one we've been making for years but if you are allergic to peanuts then Mommy Savers is good. Plus, I think the idea of these is to decorate them how you would like them. I could really see having several different options all laid out and then decorating them all differently. It is just like decorating Christmas or Gingerbread cookies. You don't need to make them the same.

So with this you might want to think out the different items you will need but here are some basics:

What You Need:
6 cups Rice Krispies
1 large package of small marshmallow
2 cups crunchy peanut butter
3 tsp butter
Extra Butter
Holiday-colored sugar sprinkles or jimmies
Rolos

Additional Items:
M&Ms
Piping Frosting
Licorice Rope
Ring Candies
Or More


Mix It Up

  1. In a non-stick sauce pan or double boiler, melt butter, peanut butter and marshmallows.

  2. In a mixing bowl, and your Rice Krispies. (This is where I add M&Ms to my cookies but you could add a different candy to make it look like there is more to the ornaments or leave them empty)

  3. When marshmallow mixture is all melted smoothly, dump onto cereal and mix well, coating all of the cereal.

  4. Mommy Saver recommends putting butter on your hands for the balling of the ornaments so we'll go with that.

  5. Make tightly packed round balls and then quickly roll them into the colored sugar sprinkles.

  6. Set them aside until you've finished all your ornament balls.


Now let's decorate our ornaments...

Mommy Saver took a toothpick which she stuck into a Rolo and then stuck down into the ornament (you can see this in the image at the top) which I think is a fantastic idea but why not add more. I mean we can have some simple and plain ones but I love the idea of adding white sprinkles or M&Ms. Or even adding strips with frosting.

It is all about getting creative. For the above pictures you'd loop the licorice rope through a marshmallow or candy ring, leaving some below the marshmallow and/or candy which you would shape the cereal around. I think this is cute but seems like more work. I like the idea of using the licorice rope as a stripe around the ornament.

Any way you make them it is just a different way of making fun Christmas Cookies.


 
 
 

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tracyj23: Christmas - santa paws(cat)tracyj23 on December 12th, 2015 04:56 pm (UTC)
Cool idea, though I think my dog would pull down the tree to get to them. *lol* Looks like a fun activity to do with kids.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 14th, 2015 07:58 pm (UTC)
Maybe I should have clarified. I would never put them on a tree. I actually don't get putting real food on trees because I wouldn't eat it after it has been against a tree that has been outside and knowing California... we'd get ants.

I was thinking more for holiday parties or for kids to take to school. Or even giving gifts to friends and neighbors.
tracyj23: Kitty facetracyj23 on December 15th, 2015 07:41 pm (UTC)
I guess that's probably a better idea. Given the little hangers on them I was assuming the tree, but you could definitely use them for other things.

We have a fake tree so no worries about germs and bugs and such, so I have put food items on it before - we baked some cool sugar cookies and hung them, but up really high where the dog can't get them. Even still, she used to sniff at the tree. My cat used to climb the tree to get to things (back when we had a real tree each year), which is why we have a fake one now. More than once the cat toppled the tree over and broke ornaments. Bad kitty!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 18th, 2015 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yes. I like the idea of the hanging on them but I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

I have a fake tree too but like I said... California... ants. It is pretty cold right now and it is likely we wouldn't get them but you can't be sure.

I do love the idea of hanging them on the tree because it looks so festive.

My cats used to climb the tree when we had a real one but even with the fake one my Sydney would chew on it. My mom's cat just lives under her fake tree all season. She thinks my mom puts it up for her. She loves it.

I have actually seen these ornaments and cookie ones all wrapped in cellophane and then tied onto the tree so that might be something.

Either way.
tracyj23: Christmas - snowflaketracyj23 on December 28th, 2015 03:07 am (UTC)
That's a good idea, wrapping them up before hanging them. I might just try that. I mean we wouldn't eat them after they've sat up there for a while anyway, but at least they wouldn't spell good and lure the dog into trying to get them.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 31st, 2015 12:43 am (UTC)
Exactly. Avoid mixing sugar and dogs whenever possible. *wink*
Kaylee Winchester: Supernatural - Dean Rock Onroguem on December 13th, 2015 01:18 pm (UTC)
Fun idea.
Not sure it would work if you have pets though.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 14th, 2015 07:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, though I wasn't thinking for the tree. More parties and to put with gifts for friends or neighbors.
Kaylee Winchesterroguem on December 19th, 2015 10:30 am (UTC)
Oh, yes it would be a very cute gift idea.
thrace_adams: Puppy Lickingthrace_adams on December 14th, 2015 02:57 am (UTC)
These are really cute..but yeah, I agree with tracy, I think the dog would find them and eat them...
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 14th, 2015 07:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, though I wasn't thinking for the tree. More parties and to put with gifts for friends or neighbors.