These cute White Chocolate Rice Krispies Snowmen are a perfect treat to make with your kids when they have a snow day.
Even if you live where there isn’t any snow who needs it when you can make your own edible snowmen.
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White Chocolate Rice Krispies Snowmen
Here’s what you need to make White Chocolate Rice Krispies Snowmen:
Ingredients for Rice Krispies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- Two 10 oz. bags of mini marshmallows
- 10 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
Spray a 9 x 9 pan with Pam and set aside.
In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat.
Add the marshmallows to the melted butter, stirring constantly.
Once the marshmallows are melted, remove from heat and stir in the cereal and salt until well-coated.
Using a rubber spatula (spray with Pam), transfer the cereal mixture to the prepared pan and press down firmly and evenly.
Allow the Rice Krispies to cool in the pan completely.
Ingredients for Snowmen
- Prepared pan of Rice Krispies (from recipe above)
- 2 T solid shortening
- Large White Chocolate Bar – grated OR you can use 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- Black write-on gel
- Orange write-on gel
- Mini chocolate chips
- 12 Sprees candies
- 2 black licorice wheels
- 6 Airhead candies – large size
Prep for Snowmen
With a knife, cut 6 long rectangular snowman pieces from your prepared pan of Rice Krispies. Set aside.
With a cheese grater, grate the large white chocolate bar into small pieces and set aside.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt the shortening for 40 seconds. Add the white chocolate melts to the shortening and stir until completely melted.
Coat each Rice Krispies piece with the melted white chocolate and lay on the wax paper lined baking sheet. Set aside any remaining melted white chocolate for use later.
Sprinkle the grated white chocolate on top of each Rice Krispies piece.
Let “set” for 20 minutes.
Cut each Airhead candy piece in half lengthwise and attach to make one long piece for the scarf. Overlap them a bit and press down hard to make one long piece.
With scissors, cut six 2 inch pieces from the licorice wheels.
Count out 12 pieces of Sprees candies for the ear muffs.
Assembly for Snowmen
Re-microwave the remaining white chocolate melts from step 6 in 10 second intervals until melted again. Dip one side of each spree candy piece into the melted chocolate and apply to the side of each snowman head. (2 of the same color sprees for each snowman). Hold in place for 10 seconds.
Dip the ends of each licorice piece into the melted chocolate and apply on top of the head. Push the ends between each candy spree and the Rice Krispie. Hold for 20 seconds while the melted white chocolate “glues” the ear muffs to the snowmen.
Take each Airhead “scarf” and wrap around each snowman about midway down.
With the black write-on gel, pipe the eyes and 3 buttons onto each snowman. With the orange write-on gel, pipe the nose into each snowman.
For the mouth, gently press 3-4 mini chocolate chips into each snowman to resemble coal.
These White Chocolate Rice Krispies Snowmen treats can become a tasty winter tradition with your young kitchen helpers.
Your kids will love these paired with a mug of hot chocolate.
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