My darling daughter just had a birthday. She is just so special to me and has grown up to be a wonderful young lady. Ever since she was very little, she has loved rice krispie treats. She loved to “help” me make them. OMG, where does the time go?
She has turned out to be quite the baker herself. I wanted to make her something a little different. I’m glad I did. She loved her giant krispie cupcake! It’s a great gift…..a real treat that anyone would enjoy. I used a giant cupcake baking pan. I painted the inside of it with melted chocolate melts, like the Wilton brand found at Michael’s, Joanns, Hobby Lobby, etc. Once the chocolate is painted on, its chilled. Once chilled, it easily comes out of the pan. It’s super easy to do, so don’t be intimidated. Once you have your cupcake shell, you can fill it up. I simply made a batch of rice krispie treats and I stuffed the mixture into the cupcake shell. Then I just made a mound on top, so it looked like a cupcake. I have made these many times, filled with different kinds of candy, cake pieces, fruit, etc. I even placed non-edible gifts in them! They are so fun and the possibilities are endless.
Giant Rice Krispie Cupcake
1 box of Rice Krispies
1 bag of mini marshmallows
3 tblsp butter
1 bag of Wilton candy melts
sprinkles, or any other toppings you want to sprinkle on your cupcake
In a heat proof bowl, melt the candy melts in the microwave. Once smooth and melted, use a pastry brush to paint the melted candy on the inside of the cupcake pan. Be sure to coat the entire inside, especially down in the bottom little creases. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Remove from freezer and paint again. Make sure you dont see any parts of the pan. Place in the refrigerator for about an hour and a half. Remove from fridge and place on your counter. Place your fingers in the inside upper edge and lift up. The chocolate cupcake shell should come right out. Set it on a plate.
Following the directions on the cereal box, make the rice krispie treats. (I always put about a cup more marshmallows.)
When the krispie mixture is not hot any longer, gently stuff it into your chocolate cupcake shell, making a mound at the top. Top with your favorite toppings, or drizzle melted chocolate on top.
That’s it!! Super easy, right? And, so frickin cute!