I hosted a Krispies Kreations party for a few friends last month and surprised them with these Cafe Mocha Rice Krispie Treat Cups! They are adorable and delicious, the best of both worlds!
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Most of my friends have grown children and being many of them don’t work outside the home they are finding they now have lots of free time to do fun things. I don’t have much free time, but even when I’m working, I’m usually doing fun things.
Usually they show up to find my kitchen a total disaster, me in my yoga pants with my hair pulled up on top of my head, and everything in disarray. This time, I was dressed, hair done, makeup on, and the kitchen was clean and tidy.
They walked in and saw a table set with pretty flowers, bowls of colorful M&M’s candies, and coffee mugs that I made from Rice Krispies Treats bars.
I created a back drop on my black table using a large black chalboard. My house is filled with black and I just love how bright colors seem even brighter when set against a black backdrop.
The table didn’t need to be fussy as were were just having a casual get together, but when it all came together, it looked pretty striking.
I had the ingredients set out so that they could make and decorate their own candy saucer. Once those were finished we brewed some fresh coffee which we used to make chocolate ganache to fill our Rice Krispies Treat mugs.
We also made some plain chocolate fondue and cut Rice Krispies Treat bars into bit size pieces to use for dipping.
It is always nice to spend an afternoon with friends just relaxing, having fun and eating snacks. Below I’ll show you how to make your own Cafe Mocha Rice Krispie Treat cups to share with your friends.
These treats would be great to serve at a ladies luncheon, a Mother’s Day brunch, or a book club meeting.
What is your favorite way to relax and spend time with friends?
Cafe Mocha Rice Krispie Treat Cups
Rice Krispies Treat Cups –
24 (0.78 ounce) Rice Krispies Treats Bars
M&M’s Candy Saucers –
10 ounces white confectionery coating wafers (candy melts)
64 M&M’s Plain Milk Chocolate Candies
56 M&M’s Peanut Butter
Cafe Mocha Ganache-
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup hot brewed coffee (use flavored coffee, if desired)
14 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
24 Miniature JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
optional, rolling pin
parchment paper lined baking sheets
pastry brush or food use only paint brush
optional, 3 1/4 inch round cookie cutters
Rice Krispies Treat Cups –
Unwrap 3 Rice Krispies Treat Bars.
Use a rolling pin or your fingers to flatten each bar out to a 3 1/4 inch by 2 inch rectangle.Curve each rectangle then press and pinch the short ends of two of the treats together creating a 6 1/2 inch by 2 inch curved rectangle. Continue to curve the two treats into a 2 inch tall cylinder and press the other ends together.
Set the Rice Krispies Treat cylinder on top of a third flattened treat.
Use a knife to cut the third treat out in a circle around the base of the cylinder.
Reserve the scraps to create your cup handles. Press the scraps together, roll into a log, then shape into a curved handle.
Repeat creating a total of 8 cups and 8 handles.
Place the white confectionery (candy) coating in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high power for 20-30 second increments, stirring after each, until melted.
Use a pastry brush or food using only paint brush to brush a layer of confectionery coating all around the inside of each Rice Krispies Treat cup.
Allow the candy coating to dry for about 10 minutes.
Use a small amount of the candy coating to attach a handle to each cup.
M&M’s Candy Saucers –
Spoon a heaping tablespoonful of white candy coating onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spread it into a 3 1/4 inch circle (for a nice uniform looking circle, spoon it into a round metal cookie cutter.)
Immediately while the candy coating is wet, arrange two colors of M&M’s in a single row around the edge of the circle. Create four circles using Plain M&M’s and four using Peanut Butter M&M’s, or combine them together.
Freeze the candy 8 minutes until candy coating hardens. If using the metal cutters, simply pop the candy out once it’s hardened.
Cafe Mocha Ganache –
Heat the heavy whipping cream in a small saucepan over medium heat just until bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pan. Stir in the hot brewed coffee. Remove from the heat and pour over the finely chopped semi-sweet chocolate. Let sit for 2 minutes, then stir until melted and smooth.Allow ganache to cool for 15-20 minutes. You don’t want to pour the ganache into the cups if it’s too hot. You want it to feel cool to the touch, but still be fluid enough to pour.
Assemble Cafe Mocha Rice Krispies Treat Cups and add Topping-
Set one cup on a candy saucer.
Just before serving, fill each Rice Krispies Treat Cup with Cafe Mocha Ganache. Top with three miniature marshmallows.
Easy Chocolate Fondue
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
It’s best to serve chocolate fondue warm, so make this just before serving.
Pour chopped chocolate into a mixing bowl.
Heat heavy whipping cream in a saucepan set over medium heat until it just begins to boil (bubbles will form around the edge of the pan.) Pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate and let it sit for 3 minutes. Stir until smooth.
Serve the fondue with Rice Krispies Treats. Unwrap the bars and cut each into bit sized pieces.
I love using the packaged Rice Krispies Treat bars. They are always fresh, are quite convenient, and are easy to find at Kroger in the cereal bar aisle. I’ve used the bars to make so many treats that I’ve shared here on Hungry Happenings and I know they’ll be many more fun treats to come.
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