Thursday, June 19, 2014

4th of July Rice Krispie Treat Bowl

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My obsession with edible bowls continues. This time I made a 4th of July Rice Krispie Treat Bowl and filled it with Red, White and Blue Rice Krispie Treat Stars. 

I served it last week at a movie night that we hosted and the kids loved the stars but couldn't wait to break into the bowl. They thought it was so cool to be able to eat a bowl. 

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I thought this would be a pretty easy edible bowl to make and I was hoping it would be something that could be served at an outdoor picnic on a hot summer day, but found that a traditional rice krispie treat and even one with melted white chocolate chips added was not structurally sound. Both bowls cracked once the stars were added inside the bowl.

To combat this problem I brushed a layer of melted chips on the inside of the bowl, which hardened and kept the bowl intact but sadly would melt if left outside in temperatures much higher than 75 degrees. So, if you are lucky enough to live where it's cool and lovely on the 4th of July, then by all means, put this dessert outside. If not, then you'll have to keep it in the house. 

This bowl, like my Chocolate Chip Cookie Serving Bowl and my White Chocolate Popcorn Bowl can be decorated for just about any holiday or occasion just by changing what's inside the bowl. Today, I'll share the tutorial for making the rice krispie treat bowl and in a few days I'll show you how to make the red, white and blue rice krispies treat stars. So, stay tuned.

Rice Krispie Treat Bowl

Rice Krispie Treat Bowl


1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
10 ounce bag of Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows
8 ounces Nestle Premier White Morsels or white Candy Melts*
3.2 ounce jar of red, white and blue jimmies (sprinkles)
6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal


Reynolds Non-Stick Tin Foil (or regular foil sprayed with cooking spray)
large bowl


How to make a rice krispie treat bowl

Line a large bowl with non-stick tin foil.

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Combine the butter, marshmallows and 6 ounces (1 cup) of the white chips in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high power for 1 minute.  Stir. Return to microwave and heat for 30 seconds, then stir.  If the marshmallows and chocolate aren't melted, return to microwave and heat for 15 second increments, stirring after each, until melted. 

Note: you can also melt it in a saucepan set over low heat on the stove.

Stir the sprinkles into the the cereal and pour it into the marshmallow mixture. Stir well to coat all the cereal. 

Rice Krispie Treat Bowl

Spoon the rice krispie treat into the tin foil lined bowl. Press it into the bowl making your cereal treat bowl about an inch and a half thick.

This stuff is sticky, so I suggest you either butter your hands well, or put on a pair of food handling gloves and butter those well before smashing the cereal treat mixture into the bowl. 

Rice Krispie Treat Bowl

Melt the remaining white chips and brush them on the inside of the rice krispie treat bowl. Freeze for 10 minutes. 

Rice Krispie Treat Bowl

Let the cereal treat harden for at least 30 minutes, then lift if out of the bowl and peel off the foil. 

Check back in a few days to see how I made the Red, White and Blue Rice Krispies Treat Stars that I used to fill my bowl . 

Rice Krispie Treat Bowl filled with Rice Krispie Treat Stars

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  1. I am happy with your obsession with edible bowls, and as a rice krispie treats fan..this one is awesome!

  2. WOW! I want to come to your movie night! My hubby's family is happy with normal Rice Krispie treats ... I'm never sharing your ideas with them, LOL :). I really will share your ideas and tell them that it's their turn to make the treats ;)

  3. How festive and fun to present this at a fourth of July party - you are totally rocking those edible bowls!

  4. You are so creative! I love this idea and might just surprise my kids with it tonight. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love all your edible bowls! This and the popcorn bowl are my favorites! So fun :)

  6. This is so cute. Just had to share on FB and Pin it every where!!!

    1. Thanks so much for sharing and pinning. I'm always appreciative of that:)

  7. OMG this looks so cute and yummy! Looking forward to seeing how you make the stars!

  8. I love this idea!!! Definitely making this one.

  9. Stopping by fro SITS Girls DIY Linkup. This is adorable! I love edible bowls too, but never thought of doing this.

  10. This is such a cool idea! I definitely need to try this:)

  11. This is so awesome! Who would've thought to make a bowl! Love it!

  12. How great is this! Pinned it and will definitely be doing it. Thanks for the great tutorial. #sitsblogging

  13. This is fabulous!! I would be honored to have you hop over and share with us at the Tip Me Tuesday No Bake Linky.
    Wink~ Laurie {aka the Tip Junkie}

  14. This is going ALL out...when the treats are gone, just eat the bowl. LOL

    Pinned it!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  15. This is so great! My boys would love it.

  16. This is so great! My boys would love it, and would love eating it too I'm sure.

  17. This is awesome! I love all your edible bowls, so cool.

  18. Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party. {knuckle bumps} Did you know that I can “lend” your blog posts my Google page rank for better search engine traffic? {fabulous} If you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room, you’ll be in business! {wink} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}


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