I Cry Uncle"! Rice Krispies Disasters

Decorating By nancylee61 Updated 21 Feb 2014 , 9:29pm by nancylee61

nancylee61 Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 4:15pm
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AI have read 47 threads on this, watched videos, but of course the cake gods love to play with me. I am trying to make a very simple bunny. Very simple. I followed the instructions, marshmallows, butter, crushed the RK with my hands. Not sticking together. I added more marshmallows. Not really sticking and as soon as they get cooler, they revolt. Don't want to stick.

Melted chocolate wafers to brush on the RK rabbit. Bwwaaaaaaa!!!! Won't smooth out, clumping. I can't get it really smooth. Am I not heating it enough? Should the candy wafers be runny?

Also, if I am putting big ears and legs on a rabbit, do I put them on before or after the chocolate coating? If before, how do I wrap fondant or modeling chocolate around each nook and cranny? Seems downright impossible.

Thanks for any help, Nancy

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as you wish Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 7:55pm
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AWhen I need RKT for something I buy them! I don't know why but I have never been any good at making them. It's weird; I can make all sorts of fancy desserts that some people won't even attempt, but I have never been able to pull off the basic Rice Krispie Treat!

kazita Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 8:11pm
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When I need RKT for something I buy them! I don't know why but I have never been any good at making them. It's weird; I can make all sorts of fancy desserts that some people won't even attempt, but I have never been able to pull off the basic Rice Krispie Treat!

Same here I can make all kinds of things from scratch but not RKT....darn things

SweetShop5 Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 8:15pm
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Originally Posted by as you wish 

When I need RKT for something I buy them! I don't know why but I have never been any good at making them. It's weird; I can make all sorts of fancy desserts that some people won't even attempt, but I have never been able to pull off the basic Rice Krispie Treat!

Ya, it might be easier to just buy some RKT. 

MimiFix Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 8:39pm
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I've been making this since my Campfire Girl Days... Do you (asking everyone in this thread) use butter or margarine? I use butter and have no problems. Just a guess, but the original recipe says either, although most margarine brands have been reformulated with a higher liquid content.

 

Someone needs to contact Consumer Affairs at Kellogg's. Maybe they have answers.

as you wish Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 8:45pm
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AIt's been so long since I bothered with them I'm not sure, but I think I would have used butter.

kazita Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 8:48pm
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AI also used butter...but it has been forever since I tried making them..

nancylee61 Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 8:57pm
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AHi, Thanks for your responses. I used butter. They were just a mess. Where can ai get the premise ones? I've only seen them at cake specialty stores, Nancy

as you wish Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 9:08pm
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AThey sell them in any grocery store (around here, anyway). They are usually near the granola bars.

costumeczar Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 9:43pm
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The texture of the store bought ones is a lot different than homemade. Homemade taste better but the store bought are full of chemical tricks that make them denser. When I make them at home they tend to get a lot crunchier, probably because they're not full of softeners.

SweetMelissa730 Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 2:44am
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AUgh! Rice Krispies!! Lol I was the pastry chef at a bakery and whenever the cake decorators would need rice krispies for a cake I would make them. They never had a problem, always worked out great. Then I would need them for a cake at home, and they fall apart, won't stick together, just a disaster. I dread using them! I guess I'm missing some special technique. They used them fine at work, I apparently make them fine, I just don't know how to "use" them, I guess, lol.

DeniseNH Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 3:36am
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I don't know if this would help but I never use butter or margarine when making a sturdier RK batch for cake decorating - just for eating them at home with the grandkids.  And I was told to take half of the Krispies - before you add anything to them, and grind them up a bit - the smaller crushed pieces will fill in between the larger gaps.  Save the butter for buttering your hands to make the sculpture less sticky to work with.

Brettley Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 5:47am
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Hi,

 

I make RKT all the time, and in the beginning, it was a total nightmare, ugh. Now, I grind up my Rice Krispies in my food processor and I use 1 cup more the recipe requires, and I use real butter. Works great now! And there are no rice krispie pieces jutting out randomly. I also learned that it is best to mold the treats when they are not quite cool but not still super warm. But a quick zap in the microwave is sure to bring back the elasiticity.

 

HTH

cakesbycathy Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 3:13pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Brettley 
 

Hi,

 

I make RKT all the time, and in the beginning, it was a total nightmare, ugh. Now, I grind up my Rice Krispies in my food processor and I use 1 cup more the recipe requires, and I use real butter. Works great now! And there are no rice krispie pieces jutting out randomly. I also learned that it is best to mold the treats when they are not quite cool but not still super warm. But a quick zap in the microwave is sure to bring back the elasiticity.

 

HTH


I do this same thing.  I let them sit in the bowl after they are made for 5-10 minutes.  They are much easier to mold when they have cooled off a little.  Also, I really squish them together tightly in my hands or into the mold I am using.  Pack them tightly.

doz Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 5:45pm
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I have found that the temperature you cook the marshmallows and butter/oleo makes a big difference in the end texture- cook over high heat they turn into bricks when  cool

nancylee61 Posted 21 Feb 2014 , 9:29pm
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AI think this is it! I microwaved the marshmallows and they got really to! Thank you, Nancy

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