Fruity-Rice Krispie Flower Pops

Easy, fun, fruity, and delicious in one! That’s what I’m bringing you today!!

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Hello friends! How are you today? These Fruity-Rice Krispie Flower Pops are so fun for Spring! People of all ages are going to love them!!

Technically, Spring began a while ago, I’m aware. Unfortunately the sun doesn’t seem to know that. It doesn’t seem to remember how to shine for more than a  day here in Minnesota. However, today was a beautiful day! So I made a little treat to go with the sunny weather. :)

These little delights are pretty straight forward. No big secrets, but lots of big fruity yummy flavor!

Shall we get started?

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For these Fruity-Rice Krispie Flower Pops I like to use a combination of cereal. I use both regular Rice Krispies and Fruity Dyno-Bites (Malt-O-Meal). Honestly, the Fruity Dyno-Bites have a much better flavor than the national brand everyone thinks of.

As far as regular Rice Krispies are concerned, I do usually use those because they go on sale all the time. So I can pick them up for pretty cheap at the grocery store.

Feel free to use whatever brands of cereal you want to.

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For the center of the flowers I went with two different methods. I truly couldn’t decide. Some of the flowers have a Sixlet in the middle, and some have a speckled jelly bean. I still like both in different ways!

But next time –  I don’t think I’m going to use any type of candy in the center. The drizzled white chocolate and colored sprinkling sugar were delicious and cute by themselves. :)

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The drizzled white chocolate was easy as can be. I like to use the candy melts you can buy at Michael’s or any other craft store. They always melt well and they’re easy to work with.

You can go as light or heavy with the drizzle as you want. It really is a nice touch and really rounds out the flavor. Even my boys who are not big fans of white chocolate loved the white chocolate on these pops.

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Grab the kids, have some fun and make these lovely little Spring treats!

 

Fruity-Rice Krispie Flower Pops

Easy, fun, fruity, and delicious in one! That’s what I’m bringing you today!!

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons melted butter

1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows

3 cups Krispie Rice Cereal, any brand will do

3 cups Fruity-Dyno Bites, or any other fruity rice cereal

sticks for pops

white chocolate melts – you will probably only need 1/2 a bag

colored sanding sugar

Fun colored Sixlets, or Jelly Beans, if desired

*You will also need one flower shaped cookie cutter

Directions:

1. Generously spray a 13 x 9-inch cake pan and flower cookie cutter with cooking spray. In a large bowl measure out both types of cereal, gently stir to evenly mix the two. Set aside.

2. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows to the butter, and evenly coat in the butter to coat. Microwave for approximately 1 min, 30 seconds until the marshmallows are completely melted. Stop at 30-45 seconds to stir. Add the cereal, and stir until the marshmallow and cereal mixture is combined evenly. Pour the mixture into the grease 13 x 9-inch pan. Press the mixture into the cake pan. Let the mixture set to cool completely and harden. Use a small flower cookie cutter to cut out flower from the the pan. When I say small, I mean not a giant cookie cutter and not a mini cookie cutter. Place the shapes on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.

3. When all the flowers are cut, you’re ready to melt the white chocolate. In a small microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate for 30 seconds at a time until completely melted. Use the end of the lollipop stick to poke a small hole in the flower treat, then dip the end of the stick into the melted white chocolate and re-insert into the flower treat. Set back on the cookie sheet to set up a bit. This is very important because it keeps the rice krispie flower treat from sliding off the stick.

4. Once your flower pops have had a chance to rest a bit transfer the rest of the white chocolate into a siploc bag with the corner snipped off and drizzle all of the fruity-rice krispie treats. Or you could use a small spoon to drizzle the white chocolate if you prefer. Dab the center of the flower with a small dot of white chocolate and top with candy piece (if using), sprinkle top with colored sanding sugar. Let flowers rest until the chocolate has set completely. Best served the same day.

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