- beach or pool party (use sand and sea shells)
- Father’s Day (add some flags that say, “Dad, you are the king of our castle)
- princess party (eliminate the sand and add some colorful flags or banners)
- Renaissance festival event (eliminate the sand and add a moat)
- Halloween party (use Cocoa Krispies to make a dark and sinister looking castle)
UPDATE: I recently had a conversation with a reader who was concerned that these molds are not labeled as food safe; she suggested lining them with plastic wrap. I thought that was a really great suggestion. I also had a reader ask if the traditional rice krispies treat recipe would work for this project. So …
19 cups (18 ounce box) crisp rice cereal (Rice Krispies Cereal)
2 sticks butter (8 ounces)
2 cups light brown sugar
1 3/4 cups light corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
optional, sandy crumbs from cereal or cookies
medium saucepan with lid
heatproof spatula or wooden spoon (it is best to butter it)
sand castle molds, washed and dried*
optional, sea shells
Pour crisp rice cereal in very large heatproof bowl.
LINE YOUR SAND MOLDS WITH PLASTIC WRAP AS PICTURED ABOVE!
Then spoon some of the cereal treat mixture into your plastic mold. Press down firmly making sure the caramelized cereal fills all the crevices. Fill each mold to the top and press down using your spatula or spoon to really compress the cereal in the mold.
If you have one of these Nordic Ware Castle Bundt pans, you could use the cereal treat recipe in it as well. It will make a really great looking castle. Of course, buying this pan may cost more than sand molds, but the shape is really nice. I’ve included some links for castle sand molds below, but I couldn’t find the exact molds that I used.
You can display your cereal treat sand castle on a large cutting board, on a cardboard cake board, or just on a table covered with edible sand (I used crushed Rice Krispies.)
Molds that could be used for this project that are available on Amazon.com.