Isn’t it like the coolest thing made out of rice krispies treats you have ever seen? Yeah, we are quite proud of it. 🙂
Disney is releasing an all-new Tinker Bell movie on April 1st, From the World of Peter Pan: The Pirate Fairy. My girls love Tinker Bell and I have a feeling that our son will love the pirate part. 🙂 You can own the movie on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD on April 1st. Visit Facebook for more info. This pirate treasure box made out of rice krispies treats will be perfect for a pirate-theme party!
You have to start with a good rice krispies treats recipe. I used this browned butter version because I love it and because it’s delicious! The recipe states to make it in a 9″x13″ pan. For this treasure box you will need two pans: one 9″x13″ and one 8″x8″. The thicker one (square 8 inch) will be for the bottom of the box. The thinner one (9″x13″) for the top. You can make 4 to 6 treasure boxes using the two pans.
This is our goal:
To make the bottom, you need to cut out a 4″ by 3″ rectangle from the thicker rice krispies treats. Using a sharp serrated knife, trim the edges slightly towards the center to make a trapezoid, to imitate the shape of a chest.
Place the bottom part of the chest over the thinner rice krispies treats and cut out the top for the chest, matching the dimensions. Trim the sides the same way, to make a box that looks like a treasure chest. Don’t forget to eat the scraps – a bonus fun part of making this chest! 🙂
Make sure the bottom and the top of the chest match.
Now you need to cut out the inside of the bottom of the chest. Using a sharp pairing knife, make cuts about 1/2″ from the edge of the box. Cut out the inside and eat the scraps. You can use a spoon to scoop out the inside but we found the pairing knife working the best. Do not cut deeper than 1/2 inch.
Use the bottom of a small spoon to press down the sides of the inside of the box to make it smooth. It is very easy as the rice krispies treats are very easily shape-able. Now you have a box, ready for the final decorating.
I used melted chocolate and a squeeze bottle to make the lines and the latch of the treasure chest. To make sure the lines match and you can still open the box, hold the box closed when making the lines and gently open right after you made the bottom lines. Make the latch with the box slightly open. You can fill the box with lots of treats, like little candy, M&M’s, gold chocolate coins or white chocolate covered popcorn, like we did here. You can add few drops of the melted chocolate in the back of the box to hold the top and bottom together, but we found it unnecessary.
These boxes really don’t take much time to make and the kids love them! They are sure to be the hit of the party, because they are fun, you can fill them with treats and they are 100% edible!! We also used a fruit leather to make treasure maps! I remember seeing this idea in some cooking show and we thought it complements the box really well.
I was asked by BlogHer to participate in this campaign for Disney to promote the new movie, The Pirate Fairy, out April 1st 2014. I was compensated for creating this post. All opinions are 100% my own.