They’re The Bee’s Knees!
There isn’t a whole lot of (good tasting) Gluten Free goodies out there, and even less that can be decorated to fit a party theme. Fondant is the perfect medium for turning Rice Krispie Treats into a decorated party treat. I used home made Marshmallow Fondant on these Bumble Bee Treats.
What You Need:
1 recipe Marshmallow Fondant
1 recipe Rice Krispie Treats
Yellow Gel food coloring
Brown Gel food Coloring*
Egg shape cookie cutter
Heart Shape cookie cutter
Wilton Candy Eyes (I found mine at Walmart)
*I have found Marshmallow fondant doesn’t hold very dark colors well; the fondant gets very tacky so I went with a brown instead on traditional black. If you want to use black I would suggest buying pre-made colored fondant.
- Remove your Rice Krispie Treats from the pan onto the counter. Use your egg shape cutter to cut out the base of the bees.
- Use the scrapes by pushing them into the cutter with your fingers until it is full to create more bee shaped treats
- Set your bee bases to the side
- Divide your fondant into 3 parts (1/2 and two ¼ parts)
- Color the largest fondant section yellow.
- Color a smaller fondant section brown
- Leave the last section white
- Roll out your yellow on a surface dusted with powdered sugar
- Using the same egg shaped cutter, cut out as many egg shapes as you need for your bee bases
- Using a small brush, lightly “paint” water across the back of a egg shaped fondant piece
- Place the damp side down onto the rice krispie bee base
- Repeat until all your bees are covered in yellow fondant
- Roll out the brown fondant on a surface dusted with powdered sugar
- Using the same egg shaped cutter, cut out as many egg shapes as you have bees
- Stack your brown fondant egg shapes
- Using a sharp knife slice your brown egg shapes to create a head, stripes and butt section. (You will discard two brown stripes)
- Using a small brush, lightly “paint” water across the back of a head, butt and stripe section for each bee and attach them to the yellow fondant coved base
- Repeat until all your bees are striped with brown fondant
- Roll out the white fondant on a surface dusted with powdered sugar
- Using a heart shaped cutter, cut out as many hearts as you have bees
- Using a sharp knife slice your heart in half (depending on how large your heart cutter is, you may end up needing to trim down your wings along the center edge. I cut a additional ½ inch out of the middle of the heart shape to get the look I wanted)
- Using a small brush, lightly “paint” water across the back of the wings and attach them small points centered underneath the head
- Repeat until all your bees have wings
Use a paper towel to brush any excess powdered sugar from the fondant after they are assembled