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The crafting bug has bit me big time this holiday season. Everywhere I look, I see a craft idea! The inspiration for this idea came from my daughters. They like to wear sweaters. Not cutesy sweaters, I mean from the thrift store, “old man” sweaters. I tell them that we have an ugly sweater contest every day around here. This inspired a snack idea as well as a craft idea! I’m so tickled at how well these Ugly Sweater Kellogg’s Rice Krispies® treats turned out!
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I make a lot of desserts. Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® treats are one of the easiest desserts to make and everyone loves them. We had already stocked up on sprinkles and cookie decorations, so all I had to do was make the large pan of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® treats and we were ready to create!
There are just three ingredients in the recipe, Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies®, butter, and marshmallows. They are ready to use (or eat!) in about 15 minutes.
Ugly Sweater Rice Krispies Treats:
I made the Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® treats recipe twice and put them into one large (half sheet- 18″ x 13″) rimmed baking sheet. It is easier to stir the mixture as a single recipe.
Sprinkle a bit of water onto the baking sheet, then cover with waxed paper, leaving extra on the ends. Pour the Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® treats mixture into one-half of the pan. Spray one hand with non-stick cooking spray, then rub your hands together. Press the mixture to fill half of the pan and smooth the tops. Repeat with the second mixture, smoothing to combine the two mixtures together. Let cool completely.
When you’re ready to create Ugly Sweater Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® treats, spray a sweater cookie cutter with non-stick spray, then cut out the treats. My cookie cutter measures 3″ x 4 1/4.” This allowed me to cut 14 sweaters from the double batch of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® treats.
Next, mix up a batch of Royal Icing. You’ll find a printable recipe for Royal Icing at the bottom of this post. A note about Royal Icing- we have laying hens, so I use their egg whites with no concern as we don’t have immune-comprised folks with us. If you do not have a source of trusted eggs, either use pasteurized eggs from the grocery store or meringue powder. Meringue powder can be found at your local Walmart in the cake decorating section.
I tinted the Royal Icing with paste food coloring (regular food coloring will thin the icing and you’ll need a large amount of it to achieve deeper colors- if you choose to use regular food coloring, I’d add more confectioner’s sugar to your mixture. It will start out too thick but should thin nicely with the food coloring. If you find that it’s still too thick, just add a bit more water. Royal Icing is pretty forgiving!) We made yellow, blue, green, red, and white for our decorating.
To give us more control, I put the icings into disposable decorating bags. Since I have a large assortment of cake decorating tools, I put couplers into the bags and used small round tips. If you don’t have any of these on hand, use a zip-top bag and snip the tiniest corner off. The smaller the opening, the better control. Royal Icing is thinner than Buttercream, so you want as much control as possible.
Pull out all of the sprinkles, sugars, and such that you have on hand. We found it easier to pour these into small bowls for ease of use.
Next, set all of the decorating items out and get to creating!
We had so much fun making these Ugly Sweater Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® treats! There were no rules to follow, making this a simple decorating day. I mean, the goal is UGLY sweaters after all!
You could change up the color and flavor of the Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies®s treats by using Kellogg’s® Cocoa Rice Krispies®. Find them right next to the family size boxes of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® at Walmart.
Looking for more Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® treats inspiration? Visit this site for more ideas!
I’d love to see photos of your Ugly Sweater Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Treats! Share your creations with us over on our Facebook page!
- 1 pound confectioner's sugar (about 4 cups)
- 3 egg whites (or 5 Tablespoons meringue powder)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In large bowl of stand mixer combine the egg whites and vanilla and beat until frothy.
- Add confectioners' sugar gradually and mix on low speed until sugar is incorporated and the mixture is shiny.
- Turn speed up to high and beat until mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks. This should take approximately 5 to 7 minutes.
- For immediate use, transfer icing to a pastry bag or heavy duty storage bag and pipe as desired.
- If not using immediately, place a dampened paper towel directly on the surface of the icing before placing into a pastry bag.
- Can be stored in airtight container, covered with dampened paper towel, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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