Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Holiday Ornaments

 

Have I mentioned lately that I love being part of the Kellogger’s Network?  I received a “gift” from Kellogg’s this week in a bright red box full of awesome goodies.  I couldn’t wait to get started making Rice Krispies with this awesome kit.  I used my kit to make Holiday “ornaments” thanks to the inspiration of Lisa Sanguedolce, a top Canadian cake decorator who teamed up with Kellogg’s Rice Krispies.

I have shared her recipe and picture below but first… I made mine by stirring red food colouring into the marshmallows before stirring in the in cereal.  After shaping the balls I rolled them in Red Wilton Cake sparkles included in the kit Kellogg’s sent. I then decorated with green sparkle gel also included in the kit. I used marshmallows to create the look of a topper.
These would make a really impressive holiday gift for friends, teachers, baby sitters or pretty much anyone on your list and are super easy for kids to make themselves.   What could be better?  Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal makes time spent with your kids making beautiful gifts together within an incredibly affordable budget a “snap” this Holiday Season!
You can discover more festive treats at www.ricekrispies.ca and Kellogg Canada has just recently launched its official Facebook page where you can find information about their brands, recipes, coupons, promotions and much more by “liking” them.

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Holiday Ornament

Recipe by Lisa Sanguedolce, Top Cake Decorator

What You’ll Need

  • 6 cups (1.5 litre) Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
  • 250g (1 pkg) Marshmallows
  • 1/4cup (50ml) Butter or Margarine
  • 2ml (1/2 tsp) Vanilla extract
  • Red licorice string
  • Red and white fondant and edible silver balls (available at cake decorating supply shops, crafting or grocery stores)
  • Ruler, bamboo skewer, pizza cutter, rolling pin and paint brush
  • Wrapping: cello bags, ribbon, and mini decorative bulbs (available at local crafting stores)

Make the Rice Krispies Base
1.    In a large microwave safe bowl, heat margarine and marshmallows at HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes
2.    Stir in vanilla. Stir in Kellogg’s  Rice Krispies  cereal until well coated. Allow mixture to cool slightly; form into shape.

Shape the Ornament
1.    Form Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal mixture into half balls, leaving space in the centre

2.    Poke a small hole in a piece of fondant with bamboo skewer and thread with your red licorice to make the loop for hanging
3.    Place the loop inside the ball and add more Kellogg’s  Rice Krispies mixture to close the ball around the licorice so the loop sticks out; add more mixture as needed and mold with hands into ball shape

Decorate!
1.    Roll fondant into a sheet using a rolling pin

2.    With a ruler and pizza cutter, cut fondant into long strips; place onto ornament working your way around, cutting  any excess
3.    Use a very small cookie cutter decorating tool to cut out fun shapes from the fondant
4.    Dip the paint brush in some water and brush onto the fondant; sprinkle on edible silver balls
5.    Once complete, package the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies ornament in a cellophane bag, adding ribbon and mini decorative bulbs for the perfect holiday gift!


You can also watch a step-by-step video by visiting http://www.youtube.com/RiceKrispiesCanada


Disclosure:  I received a sample of the product in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

12 thoughts on “Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Holiday Ornaments

  1. Wow are these creative. The only thing I have mad with Rice Krispies is the same bars that everyone makes. i wonder if you could hang something like this on outdoor trees for birds to eat if you didn’t cover them with sugary frosting.

  2. These are too cute! I love giving away cookies/baked goods to co-workers for the holidays, and I’ve been looking for something else to go along with my cookies. These would be perfect! And not super complicated. I love it! Thanks for sharing these!

    1. Ava, if you check under affiliations in my sidebar and click on the button for the Kellogger’s network there is a sign up to join. Good luck! 🙂

  3. It looks lovely!!! I will do this crunchy yummy divine Christmas balls!!Thank you for this recipe 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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