Next Gen: Last minute Fourth of July desserts

Jun 30, 2014

Spangled Sandwich Pops

Hands-on Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 1 per sandwich

What you'll need

  • Mini ice-cream sandwiches
  • Sprinkles or nonpareils
  • Colorful cupcake liners

How to make it

  1. First, skewer mini ice-cream sandwiches on popsicle sticks.

  2. Then, press the exposed filling into a plate of sprinkles or nonpareils.

  3. To keep mess to a minimum, serve the pops in colorful cupcake liners.

Courtesy of FamilyFun Magazine

 

Watermelon Krispie Treats

Yield: 16-18 slices

ingredients:

For the green (rind) outer ring-
4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
4 cups mini mashmallows
3 Tablespoons butter
green food coloring

For the red (watermelon) center-
5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
5 cups mini marshmallows
3 Tablespoons butter
red food coloring

Chocolate covered sunflower seeds, or mini chocolate chips

directions:

Prepare 2- 8" cake pans by greasing with butter or non-stick spray.

Make the green (rind)-
Add 4 cups rice krispies to a large bowl, set aside.
Melt 4 cups marshmallows and 3 tablespoons butter in a large bowl in the microwave about 2 minutes, or until very puffy.
Carefully remove from microwave, stir, and add in green coloring.
Pour green marshmallow mixture over the bowl of rice krispies. Stir mixture together, quickly, using a buttered spatula.
Working quickly, divide the mixture between the two prepared cake pans, and press along the sides of the pans, creating a ring about 1.5 inches tall and 1-1.5 inches wide/thick. Rub a bit of butter on your hands as necessary, to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.

Make the red (watermelon) center-
Repeat as above, using the ingredients listed (left).
Press red mixture into the center of the two cake pans, press down and smoothign the top surface with a buttered spatula.

Add "seeds"
I added chocolate covered sunflower seeds, using a tiny bit of melted chocolate to keep each seed in place.

Courtesy of Glorioustreats.com

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