I got this idea when I was making Nativity Gingerbread Houses with my daughter, to make some fun Baby Jesus manger rice krispie treats. Aside the poor lighting in our pictures, I really like how they turned out! These would be fun to give as a neighbor gift. Just include a little note about Jesus being the reason for the season.
If you are handing them out as little gifts, you could even press the rice krispie in between two graham crackers:
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To make the rice krispie manger treats, you need:
- Ingredients for Rice Krispie Treats (Rice Krispies, Marshmallows & butter)
- White Gum Balls
- Fruit Roll-ups
- Edible Ink Pens (for drawing the face)
- Minature Candybars (for the body)
Make your rice krispies* and shape them into little manger shapes (spray your hands with pam spray so that they don't stick to you). I used minature 3 Musketeers bars for the body and a gum ball for the head, and then wrapped fruit roll up around for the blanket.
*Your mangers will mold easier if your rice krispie treats are soft, not hard. Here are some tips for a soft rice krispie treat:
Use Fresh Marshmallows
Use more butter than the recipe calls for, or less rice krispies (or both).
Take your marshmallows off the heat before they are completely melted (right after they melt, but before they lose their shape).