“Frozen” Rice Krispie Snowballs: These “Frozen” inspired rice krispies are so simple to make and so much fun to eat!
I’m a little late to the Frozen party.
It may have taken me almost a year to see it, but now that I have, ohmygosh I just want Olaf as my hilarious sidekick. Remember in Finding Nemo when Dora sees the jellyfish and she wants it to be her “squishy?” I HAD that moment when watching Frozen.
“Oh, I love it. It’s so cute. It’s like a little baby unicorn.”
“Hands down, this is the best day of my life. And quite possibly the last.”
“Oh, look at that. I’ve been impaled.”
“Hoo-hoo. Big summer blowout!”
Disney, you out did yourself on this one. It’s up there on the hilarity list pretty close to The Emperor’s New Groove.
Now, can we just discuss how great it is to eat cute food? I’ll eat most anything sweet in any size, shape, or form–I’m not picky–but when food is adorable, I JUST can’t handle it. I usually have a moment of panic because the food is just so cute that I want to stare at it and not ruin it while simultaneously wanting to stuff my face with it.
Ugh. Weird-cute-food-obsession problems.
And don’t even get me started on the coffee shops that put a cute design on their lattes. How am I supposed to drink the adorable latte that has a perfect heart decorated on it? Or cat face? Stahp with the cuteness already. But actually don’t stop. Now, if only I could get one of these around Christmastime… or this. Or this one. Cutest things ever.
Speaking of Christmas, these were made for an Operation Christmas Child party. It’s this awesome organization that delivers Christmas gifts to children in other countries. My family has participated in this every year, and it is one of the greatest ways to share the love of God with other families who may have otherwise never had the opportunity.
Since kids were going to be at this shoebox packing party, these Frozen snowballs were the perfect treat to make. And eat.
And eat and eat and eat.
And eat some more. (Name that quote!)
Plus it gave me an excuse to play with my food, decorate it pretty, and sing the songs in my head while also drinking this amazing thing. (On a side note, at a wedding I was photographing, during the reception the tiny-probably-five-years-old flower girl grabbed the mic from the DJ and just starting belting out “Let It Go.” She straight up stole the show.)
In a large pot over low heat, melt butter and marshmallows together, stirring often (so the marshmallows don’t burn). Once the marshmallows have melted, and it looks like a white marshmallow cloud, stir in vanilla extract, the cereal, extra marshmallows, and the sanding sugar sprinkles (the tiny blue ones that look like sugar).
Allow the mixture to cool for 3-4 minutes so that it’s easier to work with. Rice krispies are notorious for being a sticky mess, so I have a little trick that works miracles. Damp (not wet) hands. Having a little water on your hands allows you to touch the rice krispies without them sticking to you. I keep a bowl of water next to me so I can quickly sprinkle water over my hands as I form them into snowballs.
Each snowball is probably around 1/4 c of the mixture. In all honesty, I just eyeballed it. They were all roughly the same size. At the end, I took the winter “jimmy” type sprinkles (the cylendar type ones and the snowflakes) and pressed them onto the top of each snowball. These sprinkles have a tendency to melt with heat, so I didn’t want to mix them directly into the rice krispies mixture.
Yields About 30 snowballs
10 minPrep Time
- 1/4 c butter (half a stick)
- 1 10oz package of marshmallows (big or small)
- 6 1/2 c crispy rice cereal
- 1/2 c mini marshmallows
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 c blue sanding sugar sprinkles
- 1/4 c winter "jimmies"
- In a large pot over low heat, melt butter and 10 oz package of marshmallows, stirring often.
- Once the mixture has melted, about 3-4 minutes, add in vanilla extract and stir.
- Next, add in cereal, mini marshmallows, and sanding sugar sprinkles. Stir until the mixture is well combined. Allow to cool 3-4 minutes.
- With slightly damp hands** take about 1/4 c of the mixture and form into a snowball. Place on wax paper while the rice krispies cool. Repeat until the mixture is gone.
- Top with the winter jimmies.
**Having slightly damp hands (not wet) allows you to form the rice krispies without them sticking to your hands. I keep a bowl of water next to me as I work so I can sprinkle water on my hands as needed.
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