Answer: Rice Krispie Animal Cupcakes!
Rice Krispie Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate mm's
(original recipe from Mom's Just Know)
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 pkg (250 g) marshmallows
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
6 cups RICE KRISPIES
1 cup dark chocolate mm's candy
1. Butter a standard size muffin tin, do not use cupcake liners at this point.
2. In large saucepan over low heat, melt margarine. Add marshmallows; stir until melted and well blended.
3. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla if using it.
5. Using lightly-buttered spatula (and your hands), scoop a bunch of the mixture into a standard size muffin tin, molding the mixture to fit the "cupcake" cup.
6. Cool to set. Remove from tin.
7. Add cupcake liners to each rice krispie cupcake.
*I foolishly forgot to take pictures of the finished cake product! However, I'm sure I'll make these again one day and will make sure to get some good photos of the rice krispie cupcakes next time.
Here are the animals I created and what I used to create them:
Brown Bear: Chocolate buttercream, chocolate wafers, caramel candy, black icing, marshmallow and chocolate covered raisin for the nose.
Elephant: Blue and white icing, blue melting wafers, banana Runts candy, marshmallow and chocolate covered raisin eyes.
Giraffe: Tan colored icing, yellow chocolate wafer, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, caramel candies, marshmallow and black icing.
Hippo: Pink icing, pink starburst candy, cinnamon hearts, marshmallows, black icing, and chocolate covered sunflower seeds.
Koala Bear: Gray-green icing, jelly bean (nose), red chocolate wafer, marshmallow, chocolate chips and white icing.
Lion: Yellow icing, blue mm, yellow chocolate wafer, red string licorice, chocolate covered raisin, Runts strawberry candy, and black icing.
Monkey: Chocolate buttercream, chocolate wafers, red string licorice, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, chocolate sprinkles, white icing, black icing and chocolate chip (eyes).
Panda Bear: White buttercream, chocolate wafers, chocolate covered raisin, chocolate chips and black icing.
Penguin: White buttercream, dark chocolate fondant, orange starburst candy, white melting wafer, and black icing.
Tiger: Orange icing, black icing, green mm, Runts strawberry candy, and orange chocolate wafers.
Turtle: Green icing, white chocolate wafers, blue mm, blacking icing, and chocolate covered sunflower seeds.
Zebra: White icing, pink starburst candy, black icing, marshmallows, black jelly candy, and teeth gummie candy.
Happy Birthday Ashley !