One thing you need to know about me: I’m all about bringing things out in the open. The things that we kinda don’t talk about? I’m all over it.
It’s what I do.
And today I’m in a bit of a mood. It’s Mother’s Day weekend…the sun is shining…and if something is gonna bring out the feisty diva in me, it’s Mother’s Day weekend. I get that way. I’m all “yeah, I’m a mom, you gotta be nice to me, there’s like, a big holiday all about it”.
It’s horrible, but there it is.
Anyways, what I want to address today is Snack Competition. And if you are wondering what that is, you may just be lying to yourself. Or, maybe you don’t have kids yet. Or maybe…you are just a really super nice person.
Snack Competition is the unspoken thing us moms do, where we always try to make the coolest treats for our kid’s birthday party or school function. Because moms like to make other moms jealous. We live for it. Few things top that feeling we get when we walk in a classroom or birthday party with some amazing treat, and we see that the other mom’s stuff isn’t even close.
And of course, we don’t even have the decency to admit that we spent hours scouring the internet for something super original. Or that our kitchen looks like a tornado hit it. Nope, not us. We are all “oh, I just came across these on the internet…I don’t even remember the name of the site, really….they were super easy, no big deal”.
LIES. ALL LIES.
Honestly though, who can blame us? Once we have kids, everything is harder. It’s harder to stay thin, harder to look nice, harder to keep the house clean…so what if we want to feel a moment of triumph? We deserve it.
So, ladies….I want you to know that it’s okay. I do it too.
And since we are all friends here, and partners in crime, I thought I’d throw an awesome treat idea your way.
Rice Krispie Treat Ice Cream Cones.
But….that’s not all. There’s more. And this is what is gonna push those other moms from slightly jealous all the way to IWANNAHATEYOUBUTICAN’T-ville.
The cone also holds a little candy surprise.
Wanna know how to make these?
Stuff to make Rice Krispie Treats (3 TBS margarine, 4 cups mini marshmallows, 6 cups Rice Krispies)
Cones (I prefer the flat bottomed kind that will stand up)
Candy melts in the color of your choice (you’ll probably want a few bags)
Small candies to put inside the cones
Melt margarine in a large pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies. I usually let this sit long enough to cool off a bit, it sticks together better and is easier to work with. Spray an ice cream scoop and your hands with Pam. Using the scoop, form ice cream scoops out of the Krispie treat mixture. Set scoops on a waxed paper lined baking sheet and stick in the freezer for several minutes to set up.
While the Krispie scoops are setting up, melt the candy melts in a bowl according to the instructions on the bag. Remove scoops from freezer and dip in the melted candy. You may have to roll the scoop around to completely cover it. Place scoops on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and sprinkle with toppings while still wet. Place tray in freezer until candy coating has hardened.
Fill cones with candy. Spread melted candy on the tops of the cones and place a finished scoop on top. Press down and place in the refrigerator or freezer until set. This will stick the scoop to the cone and prevent it from falling off.
One batch of Krispie Treats will make 9 or 10 scoops.
These ice cream cones are also really cute put in plastic bags and tied with ribbon. But no matter how you serve them, they are completely awesome.
I wish all of you a fabulous Mother’s Day!!
**I originally saw this idea on Wilton.com (I’m pretty sure) many years ago. I have looked and looked and cannot find the recipe anywhere now, so I’m unable to provide a link.