I’ve kinda been fascinated by the Cake Pop craze (an original invention of the amazing Bakerella) which has spread throughout the UNIVERSE in the past few years. They’re cute, but smooshed up cake and frosting rolled into a ball? All those beautiful, piped icing decorations?? Fabulous!…but not for me and my schedule.
So here’s my version…let’s call it the Krispy Pop…think soft Rice Krispy Treats wrapped around a ROLO, rolled into a ball, stuck on a stick, dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles…what could be bad about that?!?
I made these as a Thanksgiving dessert for the little ones, and they were a huge hit! Okay, full disclosure — I did sneek a couple of these addictive little morsels myself late on Thanksgiving night, and they beat the leftover pie all to pieces. Success…boo-yah!
This is a super duper fun project to do with kids. Here’s how:
You’ll need a bag of marshmallows, 1/4 C butter (don’t you dare use margarine), vanilla, Rice Krispies, a bag of white chocolate coating wafers, 20 unwrapped Rollos,and 20 sucker sticks.
You’ll also need a LOT of sprinkles. These are the cute ones I used for Thanksgiving…I ended up using 2 full jars of sprinkles for 20 Krispy Pops.
Make a batch of Rice Krispy treats using the recipe on the cereal box or the bag of marshmallows. The secret here is DON’T OVERCOOK them…melt the butter and marshmallows only until they’re melted. In fact, take them off the heat before they’re completely melted and stir stir stir until they’re mixed, then add the Rice Krispies. This will keep your treats chewy and soft instead of so hard they break your teeth. PS. I always add 1 tsp vanilla to the butter/marshmallows.
…and wrap around a Rolo.
Shape into a ball with the Rolo in the center. Roll in your hands until it’s a smooth as possible — it’ll still be bumpy but who cares, right? (Spray your hands with Pam to keep it from sticking.)
That’s all there is to it. Now find some little kids to share with, and have fun!!