I couldn’t let the season pass without a festive version of Rice Krispie Treats or RKT’s as I like to call them.
Don’t worry no eggs were nogged in the making of these and the closest they come to actual alcohol is rum flavouring. As said previously, I do like the flavour of eggnog and I thought it would be fun to try out this flavour.
And what makes them even more festive is the fact I have made them into little wreaths with the help of my doughnut pan, I purchased a while back. You could make these by hand if you don’t have a doughnut pan, just grease your hands a little and carefully mould the krispies into sausage shapes, then curve into circles. I added some edible coloured dots to look like lights and tied a bow with some red raffia I had hanging around. If you wanted to make them 100% edible, you could use strawberry laces instead.
Makes 4 wreaths
100 grams mini marshmallows
15 grams unsalted butter
1 teaspoon rum flavouring
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Green food colouring
65 grams rice krispies
Edible coloured dots
In a large saucepan, on low heat, melt the butter and add the marshmallows, stirring until they have melted and combined with the butter. Add the rum flavouring, nutmeg and cinnamon and stir through. Add enough green food colouring, depending on what you use such as liquid or paste, until you get a shade you find right.
Add the rice krispies and stir through, until everything is combined. All the krispies should be covered with the green colour. Now mound into 4 of the greased doughnut cavities if you are using a doughnut pan, pressing down firmly. If you are using your hands, grease them lightly with vegetable oil to prevent sticking and when the mixture has cooled slightly make four sausages of equal length. Twist them into circles and press the ends together where they meet. Allow to cool on greased foil, or in the pan for at least two hours.
Carefully remove from the pan or foil and press some coloured dots into the green krispes to look like fairy lights. Next, tie some ribbon, raffia, strawberry laces – whatever you choose and your treats are ready, to hang up, or gobble down! Enjoy!!