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My two younger boys are in love with baseball right now. they have been having so much fun playing and learning the game this season. I’ve loved getting to watch them and so when I was trying to come up with a birthday treat for my soon to be 7 year old’s birthday, I thought making a baseball out of rice crispy treats would be a lot of fun and easy too! I wasn’t wrong. 🙂 These came together super easy and were actually really fun to make. Here is what you’ll need.
Baseball Rice Crispy Treats
Your tried and true rice crispy recipe
white melting chocolate or vanilla almond bark (I used 7 almond bark squares to do 30 baseball treats)
red melting chocolate or red icing
round cookie cutter (whichever size will work best for your needs)
To start, make your treats the way you normally do. When it comes to shaping the baseballs, there are two ways you can do it. You can use the cookie cutter and press the treat mix into the shape individually. Or you can use a jelly roll pan and press the treat mix into that. Let it cool, and actually cut out the circles with the cookie cutter. I opted to press the treat mix into the cookie cutter because I didn’t want to have a bunch of left over rice crispy treat pieces that I couldn’t use…because I would just eat them. 🙂 It did take a little longer, but not too bad. Make sure you have a little bit of crisco or butter to occasionally rub on your finger tips to keep your rice crispy treat mix from sticking to your hands.
While your treats are cooling, melt your white chocolate. You can do this in 30 second increments in the microwave or over your double boiler. Don’t “over melt” it or it will seize up. Taking each circle, hold by one side and dip into the white chocolate. Flip over, and set the undipped side on wax paper and let the white chocolate firm up. If you are using red chocolate, melt it down once you are done dipping your circles. Pour your red chocolate into a squeeze bottle or an icing bag with a small round tip, and use it to make red laces on the baseball. Let the chocolate firm before putting into a bag or stacking.
And there you have it! I think from start to finish it only took me about 45 minutes to make 30 of these. The laces are probably the most time consuming to do. 🙂 So if you are looking for a team treat, birthday treat, or just something fun to do for your baseball loving child…this is it! Enjoy!
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