rice krispie treat cupcakesI'm not quite sure who masterminded this Rice Krispie treat cupcakes recipe, but they need to be considered for a Nobel Peace Prize. I mean, what better way to tranquilize a group of hungry kids than with a combination of their favorite sweet snacks? It's a twofer to end all twofers, and a snap crackle pop to end all snap crackle pops.

Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes

Directions:

  1. Make your favorite Rice Krispie treat recipe. Instead of pressing the mixture into a baking pan, press it into a standard-sized cupcake tin, making sure that it goes up the sides of each depression. I found that it helped to put an empty mini cupcake wrapper on top of the krispies and press down on all sides. Note: Use a silicone cupcake tin to make it easier to pop the krispie liners out. If you don’t have a silicone pan, be sure to grease the tin well before pressing the krispies in. 
  2. Refrigerate the tin of “Rice Krispie cupcake liners” for at least three hours.
  3. Bake 12 of your favorite mini cupcakes. Remember, to convert a standard cupcake recipe to minis, cut the baking time in half.
  4. Do not remove the edible Rice Krispie treat liners from the cupcake tins. Do remove the paper liners from the mini cupcakes and place a mini cupcake in each krispie. 
  5. You will notice that the mini cupcake is taller than the liner. Press on the top of the cupcake to flatten it a bit (when I first tried this with the krispie liners removed from the tin, the force of pressing on the cupcakes caused the krispie liners to lose their shape).
  6. Remove the cupcake-filled treats from the tin.
  7. Frost with your favorite frosting.
  8. Top with sprinkles or anything else that makes you happy.

Enjoy!

 

Photo via Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake/Flickr