Rice Krispies Cupcakes

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Aren’t they cute?! I just love these little cupcakes. I want to pinch their little marshmallow-flavored cheeks!

These are for those times when you need to bring a special treat somewhere but time is short, or when you just want something easy and fun. I made them last week for my first meeting as a Daisy Scout leader. I couldn’t help myself – the anticipation of seeing all those little girls eyes widen was too fun to resist. And the collective “oooooohhhh” didn’t hurt either. This would be a great recipe for kids to try making themselves, too.

I used a mini-muffin tin to make 24 minis and had enough of the rice krispies mixture to make 4 regular sized ones, too. I liked the bigger ones, but the minis took the prize for cuteness overload. And sprinkles would really put them over the top! You could also color the marshmallow mixture before you mix it with the rice krispies, then make your frosting another color. Pink and red for Valentine’s Day, your team colors for the Super Bowl, red and green for Christmas, etc. Red or blue for the base, white frosting and red & blue sprinkles would be SO CUTE for the 4th of July!

To color the frosting, I took some tips from a video I came across on YouTube. Although, take my word for it and don’t do what I did:

frostingIn other words, when she holds the saran wrap and makes it look so easy to twist the ends? Well, it is easy but mine split and send the frosting flying. The second time I just sort of rolled it carefully on the counter and it worked like a charm. But you might be less frosting-challenged than I clearly am, so I say give it your best shot!

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  1. 30A EATS says

    Precious Cupcakes! How inventive! Makes a Rice Krispie treat even better! :)
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  2. Krystal Clarkson says

    How cute!!! The only problem is that I don't have one of those icing devices lol. I really don't know where to get one. I suppose I could use regular frosting instead, but they wouldn't look as adorable :)

  3. Kayce says

    These are definitely adorable! As a teacher, I am ALWAYS looking for quick, easy treats to make my young students during holidays. Valentine's Day is coming up and these would be so perfect! :)

  4. Courtney R. says

    The only thing that could make these even better are to add little chocolate chips inside the Rice Krispie mixture! Colored chocolate chips would be even better! Or M&M’s!

  5. says

    Holy cute! I LOVE what you did here.

    That frosting trick is super impressive. And please, I would end up with frosting ALL OVER my counter too.

    I usually just end up stuffing frosting in the corner of a ziploc bag and cutting the tip… but that’s why my decorating skills are pretty lackluster!

  6. says

    This video is amazing, thank you so much fror sharing this. I really hate to clean the decoration bag, this trick is genius!!! The cupcakes are stunning too, but this video made my baking day!

  7. Kristen says

    These look amazing! Do you have a recipe for the frosting you used or any suggestions on what kind of frosting to make to go with these? Thanks!! :)

  8. Ashleigh says

    Hi, my daughter and I are going make theses!! Would you be able to give me the recipe for your frosting please?

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