Friday, March 15, 2013

rice krispie candy-filled jars

jelly beans!!!

that's right folks,
 in a few weeks it's the official jelly bean holiday.

not that i like them, 
as much as i love staring at them.
it's gotta be those colors that get me all the time.
i think i am easily color tranced/brain washed.

anywho, in my brain washed trance of staring at all things colorful, it was no surprise i squealed when i first saw all the cookies with candy inside of them.

y'know the ones i am talking about, like these with the donkey filled, drum filled. pumpkin filled, egg filled present filled colorful goodness inside.

and they looked oh so darn purdy!
but too labor intensive for my lazy butt and so darn perfect like they were made at a factory or something!

and if i were to make them, i would have a security guard by them so no one would eat them, cuz they would be used for staring purposes only since i took 432 hours to make 3 of them.

yes, it would take me that long.

anyway, i needed something to make of similarity without the perfection and still look ok.

so i resorted to these:
just follow the yellow brick road white arrows to see how i made them.
that's a ramekin i used to shape it.
after i smooshed the krispie in, i freezed it for about 10 minutes to hold its shape.

then i got some vanilla bark and covered it.
but i didn't like the lid.
it was too bumpy looking.
so i ate it.

what then could i use to make the perfect candy filled jar with the perfect lid?

a chocolate wafer perhaps?
HOLY COW! it's a perfect fit?!?! 
what the hey man?! works for me!
hooray! 
the jar's done.
now let's get the jelly beans!!!
and last but not least, let's decorate the jars with some edible markers.
ok so where's that security guard?



30 comments:

  1. It's completely edible!! My daughter said she wants one and that it is so cool! What a fun and creative way to share jelly bellys!

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    1. hooray! don't let all the steps here stop you from making them. it's store bought krispies from walmart and almond bark. just shape, freeze and dip :) i hope you get to make these for your daughter(s)/sons/kids Michelle! thanks again :>D

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  2. ADORABLE! Absolutely ADORABLE!!! My daughter wants one too, and she's 47!! Thanks! Dona

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    1. then she's at the perfect age Dona! heehee thank YOU sooooo much :)

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  3. Very clever, Lisa! It's yummy AND functional!

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    1. awww thank you Janine! i think packaging them in cellophane bag with a spring bow would look really cute too :)

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  4. These are so adorable! I'm sure anyone would love to be the recipient of such a cute treat. Some might want to save it because it's so cute, though.

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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    1. oh thank YOU Lauren! i just linked up to your pretty blog :)

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  5. Oh my goodness are these ever creative!

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    1. thank you SO much Andrea! they're yummy too :>D

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  6. WOW! Those are so cool. I love that the whole thing is editable and they look pretty easy to make too! So AWESOME! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

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    1. you know what i wanna do Tracey? i wanna come over to your house with a tray full of goodies just for you! cuz you're always sooooo sweet! :>D

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  7. That is so cute! I thought they were porcelain trinket boxes!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. HAHA! well i guess you could put a ring or some earrings in there if you didn't want the jelly beans. just kidding Natasha! thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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    1. thank you Kelly thank you! and this is SUCH a nice comment! :)

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  9. So Cute as always! Thanks for Sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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    1. thank you thank you Chandra! and you're so sweet as always :)

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  10. Those are really awesome. Thanks for posting these!! Can i ask you what you used for the white ball on top of the lid and do you know what size ramekin and glass you use to make these?

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    1. the white ball is a sixlet. the ramekin is a 2 1/2 inch/ 4 oz size and the glass is actually a shot glass i had in the cupboard. but you can use any bowl or cup for these-it's up to you how big you want the jar to be. if you want to use the chocolate wafer lid i would experiment with putting it on top of bowls/ramekins that you already have to be sure it's a good fit. thank you so much Anonymous/whoever you are for stopping by! hope this helps! :)

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    2. stupid me! UGH UGH UGH! i changed my original reply cuz the ramekin was smaller than i wrote-are you gonna kill me? i used the 2 1/2 inch one that holds 4 oz-when i replied i was at work and googled the ramekins i used and got the measurements but they were the wrong ones! UGH! stupid me! i so hope you made them Lisa!!!

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    1. it's a treat with a treat! heehee thanks so much Steph! :)

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  12. Thank you so much for your quick response!! I went to the store last night and bought rice krispie treats to try this and I am having such a hard time. How many rice treats do you use to make the bowl? Do you microwave it to get it softer ? When I try to make the indent using a cup i can barely push it down because the krispie treats are so hard. When I tried to microwave it then it became too sticky to remove from the ramekin. I am desperate to make one for my daughter. They are soooooooo creative and cute.

    Lisa

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    1. i got the rice krispies from walmart in the bakery section. there are a dozen to a box and i used one square for each jar. they are easy to smoosh down into a ramekin and then i just used a knife to remove it after i froze it for 10 or so minutes. when you remove it, it may be a little outta shape but just form it back again. it's pretty pliable. i always get the walmart brand cuz they are cheaper-never used the real rice krispie brand so i don't know how those work. perhaps if you put the rice krispie that you already have in a ziploc and smoosh it all around like dough to soften, then try putting it in the ramekin that would help soften it up...?! be sure to freeze it BEFORE removing it from the ramekin. oh goodness i totally hope this works for you! i hate for you to be running around trying to make it. please let me know if this works. thank you so much! :)

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  13. I will try to Walmart brand. Maybe they are softer?? I was using three treats and could not make the indent from the cup. I also wonder if my ramekin is too big- not sure because some of them are not marked on the bottom. I will try again tomorrow and let you know what happens. Thanks soooooooo much for being so helpful. I really appreciate it.

    Lisa

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  14. One kellogg krispie treat barely covers the bottom of a 4 oz ramekin so I am wondering if the walmart ones are bigger. I am determined to make these.

    Lisa

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    1. woah! if it took you 3 krispies for one ramekin then the walmart brand is definitely bigger! and i know for sure they are softer too then the kellogg's brand. but again, regardless of the size of the ramekin, you can put in however many krispies you want and use enough to make the jar.
      you can do this Lisa! i know you can!
      (hey i forgot to tell you how much i like your name-heehee)

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  15. Squeeee!!!! Love it!! These are wonderful. You're so creative!! Thanks for sharing these at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

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    1. i love it that you love it Karyn! thank YOU!!!! :>D

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