Sunday, February 2, 2014

Happy Groundhog Day Rice Krispy Bars

Happy Groundhog Day! Looks like 6 more weeks of winter. Not what all wanted to here but we can still celebrate with a fun treat like these Groundhog Rice Krispy Bars. I found these adorable groundhog cupcake toppers over at Lily Jane Stationery. The cute little groundhog inspired to make something sweet. So I went for an easy pan of Rice Krispy Bars.  And this is what I came up with. for our Groundhog Day treat. 

Lily Janehas great paper goods and offers these groundhog cupcake topper printables for free. 

3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
6 cups rice crisp cereal

1. Melt butter or margarine in large sauce pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and well-blended. Cook 1-2 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

2. Add rice crisp cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray.

4. While still warm, place M&M Candy's in the upper right hand side of the pan (or where ever you would like). In the upper left side of the rice Krispie bars, spread some icing* to make it look like melted snow. Place the groundhog topper decoration into the bars. See here  how to make the groundhog topper and his shadow. For the chocolate frosting,  I melted some chocolate chips in the microwave, then placed the melted chocolate in a ziploc bag, clipped one of the tips and decorated with "Happy Ground Hog Day".

Icing: Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 2-3 teaspoons and a dash of vanilla

Happy Groundhog Day!

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