We hosted a modern farm themed 2nd birthday bash in Wisconsin for Asher this weekend and had an amazing time! I will share photos as soon as I offload them from my camera and get an internet connection. I am currently posting from my phone (so tiny to type with) on an extended 3G signal overlooking Lake Michigan. Not ideal for blogging, but great for sunsets.
I did manage to take some iPhone pics of a cute (and very last minute) dessert that I made for the party – tractor wheel Krispie pops!
What you’ll need:
12 Rice Krispie treats
1 package of Wilton Candy Melts in milk chocolate
1 package of Wilton Candy Melts in yellow
1 package of Wilton Candy Melts in black
12 candy sticks
1 circular cookie cutter, about 2″ wide
Disposable plastic icing bag
1. Unwrap Rice Krispie treats.
2. Using a 2″ round cookie cutter, cut a circle shape from each treat. Snarf the scraps while no one is looking.
3. Insert candy stick into each Krispie circle to make it a pop.
4. Melt package of Wilton milk chocolate in a microwave safe bowl following directions on package.
5. Lay out a nice sized sheet of wax paper near your bowl of chocolate.
6. Dip each Krispie pop into melted chocolate and lay flat on wax paper.
7. After you dip each pop and lay it on the wax paper, place a yellow (non-melted) Wilton chocolate in the center of the pop.
8. Once the pops are dry, place half a package of the black Wilton chocolates in the disposable icing bag and microwave bag for 45 seconds on 50% power. Repeat process until chocolate is melted, kneeding chocolate in between.
9. Once chocolate is fully melted, snip open the tip of the bag using a scissors.
10. Add tire treads to wheels by making a chevron pattern along the edge of each wheel. You can also personalize the yellow tractor wheel center with a number or initial using the black chocolate.
And of course these can also be made using homemade Rice Krispie treats, but like I said these were very last minute so store bought is what worked for us.
I also worried that these would be way too sweet for most people’s palates, but they were a huge hit. Definitely no complaints!