We are so happy to have Beth from Hungry Happenings guest posting today! She is so creative with food and we just love these Cereal Treat Animals that she is sharing with our readers today! Using sand molds to make edible treats is such a fantastic idea!!! Make sure to check out Hungry Happenings for lots of other fun food ideas like this one!
I know you are a fan, as am I, of all the amazingly clever food here at Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, and I think you'll like what I create in my kitchen too. My blog, Hungry Happenings, focuses on themed cuisine and edible crafts for holidays and special occasions. Each project I add to my blog includes a step-by-step tutorial and lots of tips so that you can re-create the project in your own home kitchen.
I spend a great deal of time in my kitchen as I have been a chocolatier and baker for almost 30 years. My love of visually exciting food began in my childhood and I was fortunate enough to turn that passion into a profession and have been blessed with owning several retail confectionery stores. In more recent years I turned my talents to the written page and penned a cookbook, Hungry Halloween featuring Movie Monster Munchies, Bewitched Buffet, and Dead Man's Diner. The book led me to blogging and I am so excited to share my artistic culinary talent with readers from all over the world. I hope you'll stop by Hungry Happenings and take a look around.
I find inspiration for my recipes in many places including the craft, hardware, and toy sections in stores. Today, I'm going to show you how to use sand molds, something your kids would normally use at the beach, to create sweet Cereal Treat Animals. I've used similar techniques a few other times at
As you can see, these simple plastic toys can be an amazing tool in the kitchen and they are cheap! I've bought most of my molds at dollar stores or discount stores.
If you've made Rice Krispies Treats before, you know how quickly they come together. Take just a bit more time and you can transform ordinary square treats into fun animals to serve at a party or as an afternoon snack.
This recipe includes some white chocolate which helps make the cereal treats easier to mold and your animals can be left a nice natural color if you don't like using food coloring.
If you like, you can even add some sparkle by coating your natural or colored treats in colorful sugar.
So many options. So easy. So, let's get started..
Cereal Treat Animals (makes 1 or 2 large or up to 6 small animals)
3/4 cups white chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter, plus extra to butter hands and supplies