2/12/13

Mini Rice Krispies Treat Cherry Cupcakes


Aren't these just the most darling mini cupcakes?


I found this recipe in some magazine awhile back...not sure which one because I only ripped out the one page, so I hung onto this until I had the chance to make these cute treats.

Not much is needed to whip these up...

2 T butter
1/2 of a 10 bag of marshmallows, about 20
3 1/2 cups of Rice Krispies or any other brand of toasted rice 
2 T dry cherry flavored gelatin mix
vanilla frosting
drop of red food coloring
12 maraschino cherries


Generously coat a pan of 12 mini-muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray. In a large pot over medium low heat, melt together the butter and marshmallows. Stir occasionally until the mixture is smooth. Add the gelatin mix and the toasted rice. Evenly divide the mixture and press it into the 12 muffin cups leaving a little extra to overlap the edges. Let cool.

Tip: Before handling the rice marshmallow mixture, coat your hands with a little cooking spray, this will prevent the mixture from sticking to your fingers.

Whip together a drop or two of the food coloring with the frosting and then place in a pastry bag. Pipe the frosting onto the tops of the cooled mini cupcakes and top each one with a maraschino cherry.


The kiddies and adults alike with love this little twist on these classic rice cereal treats!

Enjoy!!!

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13 comments:

  1. oh my yummy,,you are at it again...these look fabulous, and I just read an article on how good cherries are for you..so this is a win win goodie.

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  2. Those look amazing...can't wait to give them a try!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Cindy

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  3. oh my goodness these are almost two cute to eat...almost xo

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  4. Barbara, these are just darling! What a pretty and fun treat... especially for Valentines. I've just got to make these too. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  5. How cute are these?! I LOVE this idea. We'll be trying it tomorrow for Valentine's Day at our house. Thanks so much for sharing, and have a wonderful day!

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  6. These are delightful. Name someone who doesn't like Rice Krispy Treats
    . . . I can't :)
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Easy and fun to serve at at many events, as well as little girl parties :)
    Happy Valentine's Day
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  7. Happy Valentine's Day! I am visiting from Time Travel Thursday and am your newest follower! I adore Rice Krispy treats, so new I had to see what you were cooking up. I am sharing vintage Valentine's Day cards at Still woods Farmhouse. Hope you can stop by for a visit!
    Blessings from Still Woods

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  8. They are too sweet. Times two(**

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  9. They look wonderful. Delicious and fun!

    Such a nice visit this afternoon. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. These are absolutely ADORABLE & surely delicious too! Such a fun treat!! Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing!!

    Brenda
    ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  11. CUTE!! What a clever idea! I'd like to invite you to link up to Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady!

    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday-4-plus-a-giveaway

    Kathie

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  12. I want to make those! They look amazing!
    I would love if you link this to my link party Monday morning!
    XO
    Isabelle
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

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