Guest post from Paul ( I Heart The Mart )
I posted earlier about all the options that Walmart had for making your own treats this year.
My wife makes all kinds of treats for each Holiday and really just about every week for one reason or another. That is why I look like I do! Today it rained and everything got cancelled so the kids and I made my favorite things in the entire world. Rice Krispie Treats.
This is what we bought. I would just get the almond bark, and color that. It was the easiest to melt.
We also picked up this pumpkin pan, it was $9.97.
I made 2 batches of Rice Krispie treats. If you have not made these before they are really easy. My 12 year old made these batches. It took 2 batches to make what you see in the picture.
When the rice krispies were hot, I pressed them into the pan.
The kids helped by putting the sucker sticks into the treats. My wife suggested dipping the sticks into the melted chocolate first then sticking them into the treats. We let them harden for a little while.
This kid is a pro. He ate about as many as he helped fix.
While they were hardening a little more I chopped the almond bark and melted it on the stove. You can use the microwave but my wife gets set in her ways and so we do it this way 🙂 Just heat it slowly or you will burn it.
Then get the kids and start dipping them. You can do whatever colors you like, dip them a little or all the way. We did both. The kids had an easier time just dipping the tops and adding sprinkles.
My kids do this stuff all the time with their Mom and so they were helping me!
We started getting fancy and adding the pre-made figures you can buy at the store.
My 8 year old (mini Martha Stewart) got the fanciest and was making Frankenstein. I thought it was Elvis, so it is a good thing I didn’t say anything and let her talk!
We bagged them in the $.97 treat bags and tied with twist ties. I am sure you can add ribbon but I am just able to tie my shoes, ribbons are too much trouble 🙂
My wife waked in as we were wrapping up and added the candy corn to the bags and they looked great!
- Rice Krispies $2.68
- Marshmallows $1.25
- Almond Bark $2.98
- Wilton Cookie Stick $2.88
- Sprinkles $4.97
I don’t have Pinterest, but Tiffany does if you want to pin this. Send us pictures of what you make this Halloween.