Saturday, 19 December 2009
Chocolate Snowmen Krispies!
My snowmen even got to play in some real snow, as we had a huge dump of magical, beautiful flakes.
Ok, don't laugh when I tell you that these didn't start out as snowmen. I had planned to make little decorated Christmas trees, but when it came to the decorating bit, I discovered that most of the 'trees' had been eaten by a certain someone. The few remaining ones ended up as snowmen as I had lost the enthusiasm to decorate.
My husband doesn't eat marshmallows so I made up this recipe without them, it does make the krispie treats a bit more solid though!
Melt the chocolate, caramel and butter together
Ready to add the rice krispies
Shape with a coconut pyramid maker
Dip in white chocolate
Decorate - easy, compared to the melted snowmen cupcakes I made last year!
Chocolate Caramel Krispies - Snowmen, Trees or Squares.
You can use your favourite rice krispies recipe, which will make for softer treats, or use my recipe which does not use marshmallows.
This recipe makes a lot of little cone shapes, I got a bit bored half way through and dumped the rest of the mixture into a tin and made some squares.
If the mixture starts to set hard and you haven't used it all up, you can put it into a microwavable bowl and heat for a few seconds to make it pliable again.
114g/4oz good milk chocolate
170g/6oz rice krispies
In a very large saucepan, gently heat the butter, toffees and chocolate together until melted.
Add the rice krispies and stir until they are all coated in the caramel mixture.
Working quickly, form little cones by spooning small amounts into a coconut pyramid shaper, leave to set on baking parchment or a silicone sheet.
If you don't have a cone shaper, you can form them in your hands but be careful as the toffee mixture can be very hot.
You can also spoon the mixture into a tin lined with baking parchment, smooth down with the back of a spoon, leave to set and cut into squares.
White chocolate for dipping the cones in
Black tube of icing for the eyes & buttons
White tube of icing to stick on the noses and hats
Little bit of orange ready rolled fondant for the noses
Dried cranberries for the hats
Edible glitter to sprinkle over if you want
Melt the white chocolate and dip the cones in, leave to harden.
Using the black icing tube, dot on the eyes and buttons.
Make little noses out of the orange fondant and stick them on with a bit of white icing from a tube.
Stick on dried cranberries for the hats and sprinkle with edible glitter.
You can put the mixture into a tin a press down to make squares
These snowmen krispies are headed over to Food Blogga's Eat Christmas Cookies, being hosted by Susan. Don't forget that the page is being updated as the entries come in, so have a look!
Our snowy village
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