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{STYLING} rice krispy treats

Wednesday, July 21


i was asked to bring rice krispy treats to a gathering of friends this past weekend.
i was specifically asked to bring THESE...

recipe & photo from twig & thistle
super cute...right!?


well...
i made a regular version of rice krispy treats with NO lollipop stick - for the gentler crowd.
and then i went with a peanut butter and chocolate version...


instead of dipping the bottoms into the chocolate like twig & thistle's version...
i decided to sandwich two rice krispies together so that the chocolate wouldn't actually touch the tray/plate they were going to be displayed on.
less mess is always better, right?

then i added more chocolate drizzle to the top...
some decorative paper to the tray...
& a coordinating flag to the lollipop stick.
VERY cute presentation don't you think?
pretty sophisticated for rice krispy treats! *wink*

well...
i got to thinking.
this is SUCH an easy dessert ANYONE can make.
why not experiment with some additional...
SUPER EASY ways to help doll them up.
so i thrust myself into the throngs of what i call the
"rice krispy treat fancification experiment"!

using the exact same rice krispy treat...
some different colored ribbon....
a couple of other unexpected elements...
and you've got yourself a plethora of styling ideas...


here are some simple "pink" accents using curling ribbon & tulle
think little girl birthday party, baby or bridal shower and how about a "circus" or "vintage" themed event??


what about pink & black...or pink & green WITH or WITHOUT the striped lollipop stick?
see how adjusting the height of the ribbon changes the look as well...


a brown & pink polka dot combo is super cute too...
BUT...my FAVORITES ended up being these with the gingham ribbon...
again, sliding the ribbon up or down makes for a completely different look...



how about some funky curly ribbon variations...
just changing the color of ribbon, the amount used & placement on the plain or striped
lollipop stick gives such dramatic results...don't you agree?


here's where i take things to an entirely new level...
step back for a minute...


flowers anyone? perfect for that garden tea party you are hosting...*wink*
i just removed the middle insert of the flower on the first example - punched a slightly wider hole with my "crop-a-dile II" and slid it right onto the stick. perfect fit.
the other two examples are flowers with wire in the stems...
flower up...or flower down??


i couldn't DARE go without experimenting using the ever-so-popular
printable cupcake toppers...
(these "celebration circles" are part of my "Caitlyn Cupcake Collection" found in my shoppe).
tulle on the top or tulle on the bottom?


and here's a random styling idea...
totally makes me WANT to have a raffle at my next party!!
think carnival/circus party or a raffle at your next bake sale...clever!


you get my point by now...
presentation is everything...
but it doesn't have to be complicated.
AND...
neither does your dessert! *wink*
remember that for your next party!!

KEEPING IT REAL
Wanna hear something SO funny?
This "photo shoot" was done 3 days after I made them.
Needless to say the chocolate lacked that "fresh" look.
It needed some "just dipped shine".
I grabbed the olive oil, dabbed some on my finger & rubbed the chocolate to spruce it up.
It worked like a charm.
Anything for a photo shoot, right?
shhhh...don't tell. *wink*

21 comments:

Lindsay said...

SUCH a cute idea!! :)

Carol said...

You are so creative-and must have a lot of patience!! I would have quit after the first bow. I'm going to try these with my grandchildren. Thanks!

jackie fo said...

Fabulous and SO easy!

Donna said...

Even though these treats are simple to make, I love your idea of fancying them up! I hope you don't mind if I copy some of these ideas in the future. Thanks for sharing!

jess @ pen n' paperflowers said...

Donna...I absolutely WANT you to copy these ideas! Feel free. My goal is always to inspire others to try the things/ideas I share here!! Thanks for commenting and I do hope you'll share your creations!! Hugs!

jess @ pen n' paperflowers said...

Donna...I absolutely WANT you to copy these ideas! Feel free. My goal is always to inspire others to try the things/ideas I share here!! Thanks for commenting and I do hope you'll share your creations!! Hugs!

Lisa of In Pencil said...

They just might be the fiercest cereal treats this side of Buddy Valastro.

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

Never saw such gorgeous rice crispy treats~ EVER!

lisalyn said...

So what if I'm in love with your blog and all your fabulous ideas!!! :)

Thanks so much for the inspiration and I do intend on sharing! :)

Kim @ Frost Me! said...

awesome! I love all the styling! The sandwich chocolate idea is genius! love love!

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
party inspiration

Cammi at CK Events said...

Super cute ideas!! Rice krispy treats are so yummy, why not make them pretty, too!?

Dani said...

Such great ideas! Thank you for sharing!!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

they are all so gorgeous! Love the one with the ticket :) Tons of possibilities with such a simple treat!!

Kristy said...

i've never ate one. i've never made them. but after seeing this, i think i'll do both :O)
thank you.

Little Green Umbrella said...

Very impressive! I am going to have to try that out. So cute!

linnette from www.paperglitter.com said...

WOW! Just found your blog and this post! SO cute! I will totally try these and if I use them for my daughter's party, I will be sure to link you on my blog. Awesome!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Adorable! Thank you for the inspiration!

Sophia Makes Three said...

i LOVE the idea...especially the ones with the flowers on the sticks, since i AM having a garden tea party for my babes first birthday party!

Elizabeth at www.StixNpops.com said...

Just perfect... easy, sweet, and cute!

Hinna said...

This is such an easy and fun idea!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! How long do these keep for? How do u store them?

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