There is, as far as I am concerned, always a reason for a Rice Krispie cake. And as our Easter holidays start today, these ones have an Easter vibe: Chocolate Rice Krispie Easter Bunny Treat !
As I really wanted to get the details of the mould clearly, I first melted about 100g milk chocolate, distributing it easily between the four moulds, then tipping to get the chocolate to spread across the base. I left them flat in the fridge for the chocolate to solidify whilst I made the marshmallow krispie mix- I used the New Years Eve Rings recipe, halved, leaving out the cranberries, and substituting the cornflakes for rice cereal. In actual fact I used 75g plain krispies and 25g or so of chocolate krispies.
Once made, press the mixture into the mould. I used the handle of the spoon to poke the sticky mess into the edges, then once I was sure I had achieved maximum density, I pressed down the top with the back of the spoon. Then it was back into the fridge.
The following morning, with careful encouragement, they popped out of the shells reasonable easily and without breaking! Result.
The Bunny Moulds- which work for cakes, jelly and sand- cost £10.99 for a pack of 4 from Unique Home Living. Made from flexible plastic in a mix of bright colours they are heat resistant to 600F/315C and oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher-proof. The little jug is very useful for melting small amounts of chocolate quickly in the microwave and is perfect for pouring into moulds. Made from heat-resistant silicone it is also dishwasher-proof and costs £7.99