Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Simple Chocolate Rice Krispies Treat Penguin Lollipops


Yesterday, when I went outside to take my dog for a walk, I realized what it must be like to be a penguin, living in Antarctica. Just plain cold. Really, cold. 

Bundled in my heaviest winter coat, wearing a hat and gloves, I found myself cutting my walk short, and quickly waddling back to the comfort of my toasty warm kitchen where I was inspired to make these cute Rice Krispies Treat Lollipops.


I know I've made Rice Krispies Treat Penguin Pops before, but lately I've been having fun creating pops that are made using the rectangle bars, right out of the package. They are quirky and whimsical, and just plain fun to make. Oh, and they're pretty easy too.


Rice Krispies Treat Penguin Lollipops

Before you begin, read my Chocolate Making Tips page for information about melting chocolate and confectionery coating and making/coloring modeling chocolate. 

Ingredients:


Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treat bars

melted and tempered pure semi-sweet chocolate
      or melted Dark Cocoa or Black Confectionery Coating/ Candy Melts*
orange food coloring
2 candy eyes for each penguin (I used 3/8 inch eyes)


*You'll need about 1 1/2 ounces of white candy coating for each cereal treat bar, but have more on hand, because you need to have enough in the cup to dip and fully cover your crispy treats. 

Supplies Needed:

craft sticks
tall glass
parchment paper lined baking sheet
non-stick mat
fondant rolling pin
tiny tear drop and triangle cutters
pizza wheel

Instructions:


Unwrap Rice Krispies Treats and insert a stick in one end. Pour chocolate or confectionery coating into a tall glass. Dip each Rice Krispies Treat into the chocolate. Remove and allow excess chocolate to drip back into the glass. Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. If using pure semi-sweet chocolate, refrigerate for 8-10 minutes. If using confectionery coating/Candy Melts, freeze for 5-8 minutes. 


Color some white modeling chocolate using orange food coloring (candy coloring is best.) 

Roll out some white and orange modeling chocolate. I find it easiest to roll it out on a non-stick mat, like a Silpat, using a fondant roller. I don't need to use corn starch or powdered sugar that way.

Cut 1 1/4 by 2 3/4 inch long strips of white. Cut off one curved edge. Cut out tiny tear drop feat and tiny triangle beaks from the orange modeling chocolate. You can do this with a pastry wheel, knife, or tiny clay cutters.

Use melted chocolate to attach the white belly to your chocolate dipped cereal treat bars. Add two eyes, a beak and two feet.


I only made three of these pops, and it took me less than 20 minutes from start to finish. They are that easy.


Store in an airtight container for up to a month. Wrap in clear cellophane bags to give as gifts or party favors. Do not refrigerate.

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13 comments:

  1. I have a weakness for penguins ... yours is adorable!

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  2. Oh Beth, I so love your penguin creations. As usual, these are completely adorbs. Love, love, love them.

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    1. Thanks, I love making penguins. They are just so cute.

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  3. I love simple, I love Rice Krispie treats and I love these PENGUINS! :)

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  4. These are so cute! I love that there is no baking involved and the way you positioned their eyes makes them even sweeter. Happy New Year! :)

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    1. I love when I can utilize the candy eyes to actually add expression to a face and making them a bit crooked works great.

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  5. crooked eyes rule! and so do these penguins and well, all your treats really! :)

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    1. I totally agree. Something about a wonky set of eyes just makes me happy!

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  6. You are killing me with cuteness! I adore these guys!

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  7. Love these little guys! Almost too cute to eat!

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  8. These are adorable - The children will love helping to make these creations! Monsters or Minons, the ideas are endless. Thank you, Mary Withrow

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