just a smidgen

gratefulness + Rice Krispies Squares

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gratefulness
settled in this week with quieting every-day events

{ there’s something to be said for “ordinary” sans the “extra”, isn’t there? }

then this little package arrived in the mail from my sweet friend Sarah of Dayspring Knits

if anyone can make a knitter out of me.. it will be Sarah!
{ stop by and say hello for me }

{ I need to make a square for Elisa’s Interpurl Knitwork  a Collaborative Social Knitting Project.
perhaps you’d like to join us? You only need to knit a small square to contribute. }

Knitting DVD

I was interviewed this week by Cherie Lucas about my use of custom fonts
and met some new blogging friends via

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and since everyone seems to be on a New Year’s Resolution Purging kick these days,
I thought I’d join the fray..

for years this storage unit was crammed with school supplies..
now it’s a cozy new home for crafty stuff..

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in an effort to sell more product, Rice Krispie Cereal seems to have
“up-sized” their boxes with one massive size “fits all”..
so it was time to use those up,

and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner..

i enjoyed yet another quiet afternoon baking…
while frost lashed the trees outside, my friend Jane’s flowers
blossomed spring in my kitchen..

Jane Bouquet Collagei got busy blossoming hearts and lashing white chocolate..

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i am blessed

This recipe is in most cookbooks, on the back of marshmallow packages
and sometimes the Rice Krispie box.. so I can’t lay claim to the creation of rice krispies squares,
but I did add extra marshmallows and vanilla extract..

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White Chocolate Dipped Heart Rice Krispies Squares

White Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Hearts
 
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 76 large marshmallows (recipe calls for 64)
  • 10 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cookie cutters (small and wee sized hearts)
  • sticks (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate bits
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • food coloring
Instructions
  1. Butter a 9×13? baking pan. ( I also buttered a 9×9? baking pan so my hearts wouldn’t be too thick.)
  2. In an extra large saucepan, melt the butter then add the marshmallows. Stir frequently until the marshmallows are melted. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Add the Rice Krispie cereal and stir and fold until all of the cereal is coated. Scoop the mixture into the baking pan, it will be sticky. Dampen your hands and press the cereal mix evenly in your pan.
  4. Set aside and cool completely.
  5. Using your desired cookie cutter, cut out shapes close together. Cereal scraps can even be pressed together at the end to cut out more shapes.
  6. If using, insert the sticks into the bottom of each shape.
  7. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate in a microwave-proof bowl in 30 second bursts. Stir after each 30 seconds and repeat until chocolate is melted, usually only two 30 second bursts are needed. Stir in the oil and optional food coloring.
  8. Using the back of a spoon, drizzle the chocolate over the top and sides of each Rice Krispie shape, using the back of the spoon to spread and smooth. Set aside on a cooling rack and allow chocolate to set.
  9. If you wish, make another half batch of chocolate and leave white/untinted. Using a spoon or a small squeeze bottle, drizzle chocolate across the first pink layer of chocolate. The faster the movement, the thinner the drizzled lines. Allow to set. Then store in a plastic container or bag without stacking or sides touching until chocolate is completely set, usually overnight.

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here are the tiny ones..

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