Friday, April 15, 2011

Rice Krispie Treat Decor Balls & Live Video Chat

 Ok so before we get to the deliciousness that is edible decor, let's talk VLOGGING shall we. 

  Today I experienced the sheer terror of a live video chat on The Motherhood . I was all confident and feeling good until I heard the words, "Jax you're on in 3-2-1..."
Picture immediate rush of nervousness, extreme face reddening and complete blank brain! Y'know blank except the chanting, "Oh my heck! Oh my heck!" I honestly just started talking and lost all previous memory of the "script" I had been practicing for days. And of course I didn't have notes in front of me because of said previous confidence and the worry that I'd end up looking down and reading it vs. "connecting" with the viewers. 

To demonstrate this point queue the word: Postpartum...WHAT??? This word comes out of my mouth, I hear it ring in my ears and I just about died right then and there. Why I was talking about having a baby I have NO idea! And I pretty much didn't remember anything else I said until watching it back a few hours later. So yeah, I'm not totally against trying it again but Aly&Ash won't be switching to a vlog anytime soon, I can guarantee you that! I'm just way to much of a dork! Ha-ha! 

So you totally want to see it don't you...alright fine! 
(p.s. video is on a continuous broadcast loop and probably won't start at the beginning when you play it! Just FYI)

And now that you're done laughing at me let's talk about how totally awesome Rice Krispies edible decor is!
Rice Krispie Treat Decor Balls 
...not just for decoration!
 As part of our Kellogs Rice Krispie Making Memories East Challenge our team decided that 100% of our table decor should be edible! My project served as the centerpiece to our table, it looked  beautiful, tasted delicious...and was super easy!! This project is so versatile I could see myself using it again and again! Kids birthdays, Halloween...cause seriously who doesn't love Rice Krispie Treats!

1/2 cup margarine or butter
7 cups Kelloggs Rice Krispies
1 lb mini marshmallows
 Food coloring

  1. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a large sauce pan on low heat.
  2. Add 1 lb mini marshmallows and stir constantly to avoid burnt marshmallows.
  3. Add food coloring after the marshmallows are completely melted and stir until uniform in color. (You can adjust the amount of food coloring based on your color preference.)
  4. Remove from heat and stir in 7 cups of Kelloggs Rice Krispies
  5. Set aside for about 10 minutes or until the Rice Krispie treats are comfortable to handle. You want them to be warm so they are easy to work with.
  6. Coat your hands with butter. If the Rice Krispies start sticking to you, add some more butter to your hands.
  7. Form the Rice Krispie/Marshmallow mix into round balls. Try not to use too much pressure when forming the balls, you still want that light airy chewy goodness!
  8. Place in glass canister of your choice and voila! Pretty and tasty!
*** Now since the large scale of our project and other things to make I made a separate batch for each color...but that would be A LOT of decor balls! So unless that is your goal you could definitely split up the recipe for different colors. 

 Wanna check out how to make the rest of our edible amazingness? Ashley from Cute as a Fox has already posted a tutorial for her incredible Topiary HERE and below is a schedule of upcoming tutorials!

Monday April 18 - Wendy : Flower Arrangements
Tuesday April 19 - Kristyn : Happy Easter Banner
Wednesday April 20 - Ashley : Easter Basket

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The Allen Family said...

You did fabulous!! Really. (We're always harder on ourselves.) And I'm actually very impressed you were willing to try, I'd never even dare. Way to go!
And I love the centerpiece idea. I think I may do something like that for my sister's baby shower.

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