Rice Krispie Treat Paint Brushes

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Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter

1 package (10 ounces) regular or 4 cups miniature marshmallows

6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Chocolate melts, colors of your choice

Tip -

You can buy candy melts at any craft store like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby.
You can usually find chocolate or white chocolate in the baking aisle of the grocery store
Wilton’s also sells them online at – http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.

 

Part One: Making the Rice Krispies Mixture

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Over a low heat, melt the butter to liquid.
  2. Add the marshmallows. Combine and stir the butter and marshmallows until everything is melted thoroughly. Remove the pan from the heat.
  3. Add and fold in the cereal. Keep stirring to get all the cereal nicely coated.

Part Two: Molding the Rice Krispies

  1. Allow the mixture to cool. Remove the mixture from the saucepan and cool it just so where you can hold it in your hands. You don’t want it to cool completely; otherwise molding it will be extremely difficult.
  2. Mold into rectangular shapes. Grease your hands with either butter or shortening prior to molding, as this will make it easier to shape the mixture.
  • The sizes of the brushes are up to you. Just remember that you will need more Rice Krispies for longer brushes.
  1. Insert craft sticks into the treats. Before the treats completely cools down, push wooden craft sticks or ice cream scoop sticks about 1/3 to 1/2 in the bottom of the Rice Krispies.
  2. Lay the treats on wax paper. To avoid any sticking while the treats are cooling down, lay them on wax or parchment paper.

Part Three: Dipping the Paint Brushes

  1. Melt the chocolate. You can either use a microwave-safe bowl or create a double boiler. Stir the chocolate to make sure everything is melted evenly.
  2. Dip the treats in the chocolate. Using the wooden sticks as handles, dip about 1/2 inch of the top of the treats into the chocolate.
  3. Lay the treats back onto the wax paper. Fully allow the chocolate to harden before eating or packaging.

 

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