There’s a certain amount of therapy that comes with making a batch of sickly sweet Rice Krispie Cakes, especially the way that I do it: crunching them into balls with your fingers. It’s an odd thing to do, I know but a technique that has worked well for me in the past for themed food for Pumpkin parties or Frozen birthday parties.
I recently pulled out one of the many red noses we own from under a bed and it occurred to me that you could make Red Nose Rice Krispie Cakes too. I know, my mind works in unusual ways. But they went down a storm at school pick-up today. And no-one noticed the added fruit.
To make Red Nose Day Rice Krispie Cakes- I’ve said 12 but it really depends how large you make them- you will need:
- 25g butter
- 2 dessert spoons Golden Syrup (approx 50g)
- 100g white chocolate
- 50g Rice Krispies
- 50g dried tropical fruit
- 150g red candy melts
- white chocolate buttons
- black icing pen.
- Put the butter, syrup and white chocolate into a pan and leave on the side of the Aga to melt.
- Meanwhile place 12 cake cases onto a tray or into a muffin tin.
- Then measure out the rice krispies into a bowl, adding the tropical fruit, which I snip into smaller pieces.
- Once the butter has melted, pour the lot into the cereal and mix well. It should all start coming together in a giant heap of gooiness.
- Get your hands in, break off a golf-ball sized piece and smoosh together, before placing in a paper case. Repeat until you have used all the mix then put the tray in the fridge to set.
- Meanwhile melt the candy melts. Again I put them in a pan on the side of the Aga. They melt quite easily. Then dip and coat each Rice Krispie Balls in the melted redness (the amount in the recipe is approximate- you may need more candy melts). You have to work quite quickly due to melting temperatures but you are aiming for a rough-yet-well-coated look. Place back in the cases and return to fridge until set.
- Finally stick on a chocolate button (I made my own from melted white chocolate)- I used some melted chocolate to affix. Then add the black detail with your icing pen.
Red Nose Day is on 13th March 2015. Check out the Red Nose Day website for ways you can help raise money for a great cause, follow Team Honk as they dance for 6 continuous hours this weekend, or try and #DanceYourYears!