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chocolate + candy cane dipped rice crispy balls

What is it about food on a stick that’s so appealing?

Every time I’m at a party and there’s some sort of food/stick combo, I’m there.

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Here’s what I like about `em….

  • They’re cute
  • You can hold it with one hand
  • No plate
  • No napkin
  • They’re cute
  • It only takes one or two bites to finish
  • Did I mention I think they’re cute?

These chocolate + peppermint dipped rice crispy balls are so easy to make. And they make the perfect little holiday dessert.

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First you wanna get some candy canes. Any kind will do.
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Place the candy canes in a ziploc bag.

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Grab your rolling pin and smash like you’ve never smashed before. Its good for letting out any pent up aggression 😉
Put the crushed candy in a bowl and set aside.

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Next you wanna make some rice crispy treats. You can follow the recipe on the box or you can make `em like I do.
Whenever I make them per box directions, they always taste a little dry.
Here’s how I make `em.
  • 5 cups rice crispy’s
  • 1 10 oz bag marshmallows
  • 5 tablespoons butter

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The combo of less rice crispy’s and a little more butter makes for the perfect treat!

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After you’ve made the rice crispy treats, set aside and let cool for a few minutes. If you try to form them into a ball too soon you’ll
(a) burn your hands and (b) the ball won’t form because the mixture’s too hot.
While treats are cooling, set up a double broiler and melt your chocolate.
Take a small pan and fill it halfway with water. Place a heat resistant bowl on top. Bring the water to a boil and melt two cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

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After the chocolate has melted, turn the heat to low, lay out a sheet of wax paper and form your rice crispy balls. I made mine the size of a ping pong ball.

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Once your balls are formed, insert your stick. I used these bamboo fork thingy’s that I bought from this store.
Next you wanna dip your ball halfway in the chocolate, then sprinkle with peppermint candy. Place on wax paper and let cool until chocolate has hardened.

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And there you have it…
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The cutest little rice crispy balls you’ve ever seen.

24 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on November 29, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Oh my gosh, we would totally devour these!

  2. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on November 29, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Those are SO cute!! What a great party idea!

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on November 29, 2010 at 7:35 am

    i don’t know if i can make these…i can’t afford to buy more jeans 🙂

  4. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on November 29, 2010 at 7:38 am

    These are perfect and GLUTEN FREE!!!

  5. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on November 29, 2010 at 7:45 am

    DARLING! I’m sending my (17-year old) niece here right away…she will eat these up!

  6. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said on November 29, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I think the whole cute factor is what makes me want to make these the most!

  7. TidyMom said on November 29, 2010 at 8:32 am

    You are so right……something about food on a stick makes it SO fun!! These look and sound AMAZING!! my kids would LOVE them!!

  8. Estela said on November 29, 2010 at 8:42 am

    They are so much fun! We ate these up in one day!

  9. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on November 29, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Those are adorable!

    p.s. I love your new header!

  10. Estela said on November 29, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Thanks Tracey 🙂

  11. Mo@MommyRD said on November 29, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Genious! We are a rice krispie treat lovin’ household. I can’t wait to make these!

  12. Natalia - a side of simple said on November 29, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I’m pretty sure that “bite size” is the key component of these. It means you can eat the whole batch, right? 🙂

  13. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on November 29, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Those ARE adorable.
    They would look awesome on a dessert table. You could even arrange them kinda like edible arrangements!

  14. Apicius' Apprentice said on November 29, 2010 at 11:59 am

    These look like trouble. TROUBLE I say! A dangerous and delectable treat on a stick. Gotta love it!

  15. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons said on November 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Mmmmm!!! My tummy just did a flip — these look sinfully delicious!

    xoXOxo

  16. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on November 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Those are adorable!!

  17. Yum Yucky said on November 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I baffle at your food-creativity.

  18. Rebecca said on November 29, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    These look super fun!!!

  19. Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama said on November 29, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    These ARE the cutest little rice crispy balls I’ve ever seen. Adorable!!

  20. foodies at home said on November 29, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    These are so much fun! So simple and so festive!

  21. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on November 29, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    love the winter header! and these balls! i have been posting about choc dipped rice krispy treats for a few weeks…i seriously have refrained b/c i thought ppl would get sick of it. but i have been on a RKT + choc terror! lol

    love the peppermint addition!

  22. The Candid RD said on November 30, 2010 at 7:08 am

    These are so festive and gorgeous! I love them!
    I also love your new header. You always have the most fun headers for whichever season/holiday it is. Love it.

  23. megan @ whatmegansmaking said on November 30, 2010 at 9:49 am

    haha I’m totally with you with the food on a stick thing. It is appealing! These look delicious and so cute 🙂

  24. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on November 30, 2010 at 10:56 am

    i love these! what a fun twist on rice crispy treats!