Food Party

Rice Krispies Reindeers

December 21, 2016

It seems like every year after Christmas I think to myself, “Christmas is so far away now”.  And then – out of nowhere, its CHRISTMAS AGAIN!  No matter how prepared you are for it, Christmas just seems to creep up on you and leave you in a scramble!  Between all the cookie exchanges, ornament exchanges, Ugly Sweater Parties and all the different holiday parties with family, friends and Co-Workers you are left with so little time to actually shop, dress and bake for all of these events!

On my way home from work yesterday, I remembered that we had a Holiday Sweets Table Potluck of sorts at work.  I had seen a cute dessert awhile back that seemed to require little to minimal effort so I stopped at a few stores and went home to whip these together!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Premade Rice Krispies Treats (you can definitely make your own, but if you are on a time crunch like me, there is no shame in store-bought)
  • Candy Eyeballs (in the baking section of your local craft store)
  • Red M&Ms
  • Chocolate Candy Melts
  • Popsicle Sticks

Optional:

  • Cellophane
  • Ribbon

Unwrap your Rice Krispies Treats and push the popsicle stick into the center of the treat, being carefully not to push through the other end.  (This is a great step for your kids to help out with!)

Melt the Chocolate Melts following the instructions of the package.  I made 16 rice krispies and I used half a bag of the chocolate melts.  I put them in the microwave for 1 minute and then stirred together from there until the chocolates were melted.
One melted, spoon the chocolate into a Ziploc baggie.  Snip a small piece of the corner off to turn into an icing bag.

Draw antlers on the rice krispy treat and then to stick the eyes and nose on, place a small dot of chocolate before pressing them on to the krispy.

Let chocolate cool before handling

You can serve these on a plate, or as an optional step, you can place them in cellophane and tie the bag with some ribbon

I love the way that these turned out and because I now know how easy these are, I’m going to make them for all of the Christmas parties I am attending this weekend!

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