I tried the ideas in the Special Edition of the HomeCook'n Newsletter and here is the end result:
Thanks for the idea!
I enjoyed your video with the ideas for Valentine's Day treats. The crispy rice treat as a giant candy kiss gave me an idea.
My mother-in-law used to make a version that used peanut butter and the bars were topped with melted chocolate chips. I tried the funnel ideal and it worked great!
Peanut Butter Crisp Rice Bars
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
Heat in large sauce pan to melt sugar.
Add 1 cup peanut butter.
Pour in 6 cups crisp rice cereal.
Coat and pour into pan.
Glaze with melted chocolate chips.
This was so easy to modify for the candy kiss. I used the funnel rather than a pan and I un-molded each "kiss" onto a piece of wax paper. I allowed the treats to cool for the next step. I melted chocolate chips in the microwave along with about one teaspoon of vegetable shortening (it aids in melting and setting up the chocolate). I individually spooned the chocolate over each treat and used a spatula to smooth. When the chocolate lost the shiny gloss, I knew that the chocolate had set. I wrapped the treats in plastic wrap before proceeding with the message strip and foil.
They were a hit!
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