Dip some ordinary rice krispies treats into chocolate and watch them come alive! Make these Simple Chocolate Rice Krispies Treat Penguin Lollipops and you'll have people waddling from all over to eat them!
Yesterday, when I went outside to take my dog for a walk, I realized what it must be like to be a penguin, living in Antarctica. Just plain cold. Really, cold.
Bundled in my heaviest winter coat, wearing a hat and gloves, I found myself cutting my walk short, and quickly waddling back to the comfort of my toasty warm kitchen where I was inspired to make these cute Rice Krispies Treat Lollipops.
I know I've made sweet Penguin Rice Krispies Treat Pops before, but lately, I've been having fun creating pops that are made using the rectangle bars, right out of the package.
They are quirky and whimsical, and just plain fun to make.
Oh, and they're pretty easy too.
Rice Krispies Treat Penguin Lollipops
Before you begin, read my Chocolate Making Tips page for information about melting chocolate and confectionery coating and making/coloring modeling chocolate.
Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treat bars
melted and tempered pure semi-sweet chocolate
or melted Dark Cocoa or Black Confectionery Coating/ Candy Melts*
orange food coloring
2 candy eyes for each penguin (I used ⅜ inch eyes)
*You'll need about 1 ½ ounces of white candy coating for each cereal treat bar, but have more on hand because you need to have enough in the cup to dip and fully cover your crispy treats.
parchment paper-lined baking sheet
fondant rolling pin
tiny teardrop and triangle cutters
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Just follow the recipe in the link provided, cut them into rectangles, and use them in the steps below:
- Unwrap Rice Krispies Treats and insert a stick in one end.
- Pour chocolate or confectionery coating into a tall glass.
- Dip each Rice Krispies Treat into the chocolate. Remove and allow excess chocolate to drip back into the glass.
- Set on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- If using pure semi-sweet chocolate, refrigerate for 8-10 minutes.
- If using confectionery coating/Candy Melts, freeze for 5-8 minutes.
- Color some white modeling chocolate using orange food coloring (candy coloring is best.)
- Roll out some white and orange modeling chocolate. I find it easiest to roll it out on a non-stick mat, like a Silpat, using a fondant roller. I don't need to use cornstarch or powdered sugar that way.
- Cut 1 ¼ by 2 ¾ inch long strips of white. Cut off one curved edge. Cut out tiny teardrop feat and tiny triangle beaks from the orange modeling chocolate. You can do this with a pastry wheel, knife, or tiny clay cutters.
- Use melted chocolate to attach the white belly to your chocolate-dipped cereal treat bars. Add two eyes, a beak, and two feet.
I only made three of these pops, and it took me less than 20 minutes from start to finish. They are that easy.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a month.
- Wrap in clear cellophane bags to give as gifts or party favors. Do not refrigerate.
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