3 Tbsp. Butter
5-1/2 cups Miniature Marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
Food coloring: red and yellow. I used Wilton’s Gel Colors.
Twizzlers Twists and Easter Grass
Disposable Icing Bags
Non-Stick baking spray
Prior to starting, set out your icing bags. Fold over top edge and lightly spray with baking spray. My favorite non-stick baking spray is Bak-Klene ZT. My favorite icing bags are from the Cake Boss. These bags are plane and clear and sturdy.
Also, before you start, open your Twizzlers bags. The Twizzlers candy will be the stem to your Rice Krispies carrot. I am using a combination of green Twizzlers twists (found in the rainbow pack in your candy aisle) and Twizzlers Easter Grass (this is seasonal and found in the Easter candy aisle.)
In large saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir. When the marshmallows are about half way melted add your food coloring and mix thoroughly until completely blended and melted. I used a small amount of red and yellow dye since I did not have orange available. Remove from heat and immediately add Rice Krispies cereal and stir.
Spray a long narrow spoon with baking spray and start filling the icing bags with the cereal mix. Use slight pressure and push down and mold into a carrot shape. Using the other end of the spoon or kitchen shears, push a ½ inch depression into the stop of the carrot and insert the Twizzlers. I did not cut the Twizzlers; I simply folded them in half in varying lengths. Remold the cereal around the inserted Twizzlers. Let the carrots sit in bags for 20-30 minutes until cooled and set. While cooling periodically check to make sure the carrots don’t need to be remolded.
Once cooled, gently pull from bag and set out on wax or parchment paper and let dry an additional 5 minutes.
This will make a perfect treat for your Easter Bunny if he has a sweet tooth….or two big sweet front teeth!
These carrots can easily be packaged back up into clean icing bags. Don’t push down fully into bag to prevent from sticking. I do not suggest packing in same icing bag that you molded the carrots. The original bag will show remaining baking spray and any dried marshmallow that got stuck to upper bag while filing. Make cute Easter tags and tie with coordinating string. Tags could be made from punches or stamps. Here is a link to some of my favorite Easter stamps made by artist Laura Kelly: http://www.expressionery.com/estore/en/search/searchResults.jsp?sortProperty=default&maxPerPage=20&startIndex=1&_requestid=331954#.
I love how the licorice looks as the stems! These would make great treats for teachers, classmates, and neighbors.
What’s up Doc?!?! My kids could not wait for me to get done with pics so they could eat a carrot! Yummy! Kid Approved!