Cute Polar Bear Rice Krispie Treats make fun party favors for Christmas or any winter-themed or zoo-themed event. Each of these sweet winter treats is topped with a white modeling chocolate polar bear.
Being I'm going to post (or try to post) a new modeling chocolate design every day until I've shown you 12 different decorations, I'm going to keep my editorials short and sweet. I'm so busy taking and editing pictures (you'll notice a pattern, here, I used all of my creativity making the figures so each photo looks much the same) that I just don't have the energy to type too much.
Today, we move on to another pretty basic design that uses, once again, an egg-shaped cookie cutter, two different-sized round cutters, and one round pastry tip.
This time I chose to adorn a Rice Krispies treat that is simply frosted with some marshmallow cream. This makes quite a sweet treat, but I like them that way.
Polar Bear topped Rice Krispies Treats
Before you begin, if you aren't experienced with making chocolate, read my chocolate making tutorial which includes information on types of chocolate to use, melting instructions and the recipe for modeling chocolate.
Rice Krispies Treats (store-bought or homemade)
marshmallow cream (aka. marshmallow fluff)
white modeling chocolate, recipe here*
black food coloring*
food handling gloves (highly recommended to use when adding color)
powdered sugar, to dust work surface
egg cookie cutter - 2" wide by 2 ½" tall
food only paintbrush
knife or pointed fondant tool
* I used dark modeling chocolate to create the eyes, but you can simply color some white modeling chocolate with black food coloring instead.
Modeling Chocolate Polar Bear instructions:
Pinch off some white modeling chocolate and color it black for the eyes and nose (or use dark modeling chocolate, as I have.) For detailed coloring instructions, see my Coloring Modeling Chocolate post. This is where I wear those food-handling gloves, otherwise, my hands turn colors.
- Dust a cutting board lightly with powdered sugar.
- Roll out the white and black (or dark) modeling chocolate to 1/16" of an inch.
- Use the egg cookie cutter to cut out the polar bear heads, and a 1" round cutter to cut two ears and a snout for each polar bear.
- Then cut one ⅝" round circle from the black (or dark) for each nose.
- Use the small end of the #12 round pastry tip to cut two small circles for each of the bear's eyes out of black or dark.
- To do this you'll want to press the pastry tip, tip side down, into the modeling chocolate cutting a small circle, then turn it upside down and tap on the counter and the circles will drop out the larger end of the tip. I usually cut a bunch of circles, before turning the tip upside down.
- Pinch the dark circles in between your finger and thumb to shape them into a teardrop for the eyes.
Note: To get the pieces of modeling chocolate out of another small cutter, use something with a rounded edge, to gently push the pieces out.
- Attach the shapes together using water to create each bear.
- Brush the underside (the side with the powdered sugar on it) of one of the white circles very lightly with water using a paintbrush.
- Press the circle about a half an inch from the pointed tip of the white egg.
- Then top that with a black circle.
- As I pressed the black circle onto the nose, I made it more oval than round. I like how that looks, but you can keep it round if you prefer.
- To make the eyebrows, use a knife or a pointed fondant tool to lightly carve curves above the eyes.
- For the mouth lightly carve a straight line down from the nose on the snout.
- Then carve a small mouth at the bottom of the snout.
For more detailed instructions on cutting shapes, see the post featuring my modeling chocolate penguins.
Rice Krispie Treat Polar Bears instructions:
- Cut the cereal treats using your egg-shaped cookie cutter.
- If using store-bought .78 ounce bars, your treats might be too short to fill the entire cutter, so you'll need to smash the edges of the treat slightly and press it into the egg cutter.
- Frost each of the eggs with marshmallow cream/fluff.
- Press one polar bear decoration on top.
- Store in an airtight container or package in clear cellophane bags tied with a ribbon and give as gifts.
See all of my 12 Sweet Designs of Christmas