It’s Memorial Day weekend! That means a three day weekend is upon us, and I have an extra day to spend with the family. The weather is cooperating, and holiday picnics are in the air. I am excited to be back participating in this week’s #SundaySupper, and we are all thrilled to be sharing our favorite picnic recipes.
A few weeks ago I made a variety of treats to sell in a blogger bake sale for No Kid Hungry. Not only was it a fun and extremely rewarding event, it rekindled my childhood love for Rice Krispie Treats. For this week’s picnic theme I decided to make another batch of these awesome Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treat Pops.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Rice Krispie treats. I make the treats in a big stock pot on the stove. I know you can make them in the microwave too, but I’ve never tried it. Stove top is easy enough for me, plus I like using the bog pot so I don’t have Rice Krispies flying all over as I stir.
I used a pretty flower shaped cookie cutter for my treats, but I don’t think the pictures I took do the shape justice. They are much cuter in person. I was going to fully dip the treats like I did for the bake sale, but my kids don’t need that much chocolate on an already sweet treat. Drizzling the treats with melted chocolate allows just the right amount of awesome, plus it’s perfect for making the sprinkles stick. Once the chocolate is set, you can slide the pops into a baggie and tie with a ribbon. Perfectly portable treats for your next picnic.
I like to add different cereals in when I make these treats. Cheerios are great because they come in so many different flavors now, and aren’t too sweet. You can totally stick to all Rice Krispies, and make the original Rice Krispie Treat recipe. And just in case you are heading to a picnic and weren’t asked to bring a dessert, we have plenty of other ideas and recipes for you to peruse. Just head on over to any of the FAB food blogs listed below. You won’t be disappointed!
Salads and Slaws:
- Bacon Ranch Potato Salad from Juanita’s Cocina
- Caprese Spinach Salad from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Chicken Chopped Salad from Table for Seven
- Cold Pea Salad from Shockingly Delicious
- Creamy Potato Salad with Roasted Pears, Cilantro and Romano Cheese fromGourmet Drizzles
- German Potato Salad from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Hawaiian Cole Slaw from Curious Cuisiniere
- Italian Chopped Salad from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Kale Pasta Salad from Hip Foodie Mom
- Mediterranean Pasta Salad from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Mizeria (Polish Cucumber Salad) from From Fast Food to Fresh Food
- PA Dutch Pepper Cabbage from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Pineapple Slaw from I Run For Wine
- Spaghetti Salad from Country Girl in the Village
- Tortellini Pasta Salad from Supper for a Steal
Sandwiches and Mains:
- Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich from Momma’s Meals
- Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese, and Tomato Sandwich from Magnolia Days
- Grilled Bratwurst and Onion Open-Face Sandwiches from The Urban Mrs
- Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Green Goddess Sauce from Foxes Love Lemons
- Herbs-Garlic and Parmesan Croissants from Basic N Delicious
- Indian Spiced Chicken Drumsticks from Soni’s Food
- Japanese Picnic Bento Box from The Ninja Baker
- Mini Chicken Salad, Avocado and Cheese Subs from Big Bear’s Wife
- Moroccan Fried Chicken from MarocMama
- Pepper, Spinach and Goat’s Cheese Quiche from Happy Baking Days
- Picnic Basket Buttermilk Fried Chicken from Noshing with the Nolands
- Salmon in a Jar from Healthy. Delicious.
- Smoked Trout Deviled Eggs from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Spam Musubi fromKimchi Mom
- Apricot Oat Nut Bars from Pies and Plots
- Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treat Pops from In The Kitchen With KP
- Cocoa Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Fruit Salad from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Fruit Salad with Honey Port Drizzle from Family Foodie
- Loaded Butterscotch Bars from Vintage Kitchen
- Nathan’s Cookies from What Smells So Good?
- Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treat Truffles from Chocolate Moosey
- Shandy Popsicles With Raspberries from Ruffles & Truffles
- Texas Sheet Cake with Pecan Frosting from Food Lust People Love
- Triple Chocolate Punch Bowl Cake from Neighborfood
- Fresh Limeade with Chia Seeds from girlichef
- Pineapple Sangria from Growing Up Gabel
- Strawberry Basil Lemonade from The Messy Baker Blog
- Strawberry Lemonade from Gotta Get Baked
- Top 10 Wines for Picnic #SundaySupper from ENOFYLZ Wine blog
- Watermelon Agua Fresca from Daily Dish Recipes
Join the #SundaySupper conversation on Twitter this week Sunday, May 26th to talk about our favorite picnic recipes. Everyone is welcome!
We’ll tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET, and you do not want to miss out on the fun. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos!
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 package 16 oz mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
- 2 cups Peanut Butter Cheerios
- Cake pop sticks
- Chocolate for dipping/drizzling (I use Baker's easy microwaveable cups)
- Multi-colored shaped sprinkles or nonpareils (optional)
- In large saucepan melt butter over low heat.
- Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
- Remove from heat.
- Add Rice Krispies and Cheerios, stir until well coated.
- Line 13X9 baking dish with wax paper.
- Evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch.
- This may sound funny, but I butter my fingers for easy pressing and molding.
- Allow to marshmallow treats to cool.
- Use your favorite cookie cutter to cut into shapes.
- Push a cake pop stick into the bottom of shaped treat.
- Lay treats on sheet of wax paper
- Melt chocolate according to package directions
- Drizzle melted chocolate over shaped treats
- Decorate with sprinkles or nonpareils as desired
- Let chocolate set until hardened again
- Best if served the same day