My kids are pretty obsessed with Goldfish Crackers. They love them so much that we planned a goldfish themed party for my son’s 2nd birthday, complete with a Goldfish Cracker bar. For his party, I crafted up a batch of goldfish marshmallow pops and they were a huge hit! Today I’m showing you how to make something similar, but this time we’re using rice cereal treats and extra Goldfish Crackers (because fish need buddies, according to my son). Rice cereal treats appear to be the “IT” thing right now in partyland and they are so easy to make (or buy them already made!) and decorate. These would be perfect for a fishy themed party!
Rice Cereal Treats
Blue Chocolate Melts
Step 1: Stick lollipop sticks in the bottom of each rice cereal treat. You can use ready-made rice cereal treats or make your own. Colorful lollipop sticks can be found in the baking aisle of most craft stores.
Step 2: Melt the blue chocolate melts according to the package. I put the melts in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, mixing in between, until melted.
Step 3: Dip the rice cereal treats into the melted chocolate, leaving the bottom quarter un-dipped. This will be your “beach sand”. Place rice cereal treats on parchment or wax paper.
Step 4: Before the chocolate hardens, place two goldfish and four nonpareils on top of the chocolate. The nonpareils should looks like they are “bubbles” coming out of the mouths of the fish.
Step 5: Allow chocolate to harden and then enjoy!
If you are just as obsessed with crispy treats as I am, you’ll also LOVE my friend Ashley’s (of Cute As A Fox) book (affiliate link) Super Cute Crispy Treats! I had the pleasure of attending her book launch party a few months ago and got to see some of her adorable creations in person (you need to see the fish bowl crispy treat in her book!). She is the queen of crispy treats!
Here’s more about her book: In Super Cute Crispy Treats, food crafting expert Ashley Fox Whipple will show you over 100 ways to make an extraordinary crispy treat. Experiment with all new flavors like Caramel and Sea Salt, Kool-Aid, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and Pretzel and Chocolate. For parties, go beyond the ordinary square with 3D sculptures like apple-shaped crispy treats, ice cream cone treats, topiary treats, crispy donut treats, and more. Try your hand at Crispy Treat Pops and even Crispy Treat Layer and Wedding Cakes. Order HERE.
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