Hello Kitty Rice Krispies, #SundaySupper

UPDATE: 01 May 2013

In my pursuit of Hello Kitty perfection, I've made a second batch...There will probably be a third. Stay tuned!

 

 

Challenge Thyself. That was the decree for this week’s #SundaySupper. Those who gather round the virtual dinner table at Twitter on 28 April at 7 p.m. ET will discuss their triumphs, defeats and lessons learned from making a recipe never tried. You are definitely invited to share your experiences. Scroll down to the comment box. Also, at 7 p.m. ET,  type in #SundaySupper in the Twitter search bar and join the conversation. Conni, the Foodie Army Wife, whose stellar photography of her dishes and desserts motivates this Ninja Baker to save and try every one of her recipes, hosts the event.

The Ninja Baker picked Rice Krispie Treats as her challenge. Go ahead – laugh!



An American Classic: Rice Krispies


The truth is I had visions of scrubbing melted marshmallows off the bottom of pots at midnight. And seeing my 13” x 9” pans messed up with the sticky stuff. The reality – as it turned out – was an easy-to-make treat. Click here for the recipe. It helped, too, to line the 13” x 9” pan with foil sprayed with butter flavor cooking spray.

Also, I appreciated the admonition of an experienced Rice Krispie maker-friend who said the stuff sets pretty quickly. Armed with the knowledge I was able to cut out cat heads with my Halloween cookie cutter in a timely manner. My goal was to create Hello Kitty Rice Krispies.



Hello Kitty!


Some of the sweetest little girls live down the hall. It appears they are fans of the popular Japanese pop culture import. So, I wanted to surprise them with a treat...All right, I confess, this grownup is a Hello Kitty fan, too!



Kiana & Kayla: Posing with a plate of Hello Kitty Rice Krispies.


I was happy with the Hello Kitty bows snipped out of fruit wrap, attached with buttercream and topped with a fondant rose. 



Fruit Wraps work well for Hello Kitty bows.


For whiskers, I was sure that Japanese Pocky biscuits would be perfect. Not so much. Next time I’ll pipe on whiskers with chocolate frosting. 



Another popular Japanese import: Pocky!


And the M & M eyes and nose may have been a tad too big, preventing the treat from being an uber-cute Hello Kitty.

The taste of the Rice Krispie treats was fine. They definitely needed the touches of chocolate though. Surprisingly, the treats were not very sweet. My choice of vegan marshmallows may have contributed to the unexpected taste.



 


So, live and learn. Notes for next time. I invite you to join me in learning from the following food bloggers about their #SundaySupper make-something-new challenges.

New Expeditions (Sides, Starters & Staples)

Homemade Corn Tortillas from Pescetarian Journal
Easy Oven Polenta from Shockingly Delicious
Homemade Spiced Flour Tortillas from Chocolate Moosey
Naan from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Homemade Tofu from Kimchi MOM
Savory Mushroom & Herb Steel-Cut Oat Risotto from Foxes Love Lemons
Indian Moong Beans from Magnolia Days
Baked Lemon Coconut Risotto from Soni’s Food
Homemade Peanut Butter from Home Cooking Memories
Homemade Ricotta Cheese from Webicurean
Portuguese Chorizo Bread from Family Foodie

Grand Quests (Main Dishes)

Traditional Pork Tamales from Gourmet Drizzles
Braised Lamb Brisket with Lemon Oregano Yogurt Sauce from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Rice Burger from The Urban Mrs.
Pan-fried Scallops with Garlic Chili Linguine from Food Lust People Love
Miso-Glazed Salmon from The Foodie Patootie
Penne with Mustard and Chives from My Other City By The Bay
Arepas Rellenas (Stuffed Arepas) from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Spanish Baked Scallops from Momma’s Meals
Black Beans and Cheese Empanadas from Basic N Delicious
Pork Dim Sum from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Venison Steak Gyros from Curious Cuisiniere
Baked Tilapia with Parmesan Basil Sauce from Growing Up Gabel
Vegetarian Hortobagyi Pancakes from Happy Baking Days
Caribou & Andouille Chili from The Foodie Army Wife

Escapades (Sweet Treats & Spirited Companions)

Vegan Chocolate Mousse from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Zebra Cake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Multilayer Bars from What Smells So Good?
Meatball Grinders & How to Grind Meat from Cravings of a Lunatic
Rut-Busting Wines For New Cooking Adventures from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows from Vintage Kitchen
Strawberry Raspberry Fruit Leather from Juanita's Cocina
Making Macarons - FAIL! from girlichef
Macaroons from Noshing With The Nolands
Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yogurt from The Messy Baker
Bircher Muesli from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Hello Kitty Rice Krispies from The Ninja Baker
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from In The Kitchen With KP
Dorie Greenspan’s Orange Almond Tart from Hip Foodie Mom
Ombre Mini Cakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Chocolate Dipped Madeleines from Big Bear’s Wife

Wishing you treats and triumphs.

The Ninja Baker

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