Geek Fun

Simple, Tasty Groot Treats

In one week Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be here! Who else is super excited to see five of the galaxy’s coolest characters back on the big screen? The geeklings and I sure are.

GOTG Vol2 poster

 

We have Guardians on the brain every day. With that said, lots of what we have been doing has been influenced by GOTG. Today I was thinking of making a treat and started looking at what I had around. After looking in the cupboards, I decided to make krispie treats, but why make ordinary treats when I could make Groot treats.

Groot’s head shape is great for designing projects. Krispie treats are useful for creating fun shaped treats. Didn’t take much to see that this was the treat idea I was looking for. From start to finish, it took about 30 minutes to complete the Groot treats. Simple, quick, tasty, and adorable – what more can you ask for from a treat. Not to mention these can easily be made smaller or larger, or put on a stick depending on what the purpose for the treat is.

Below are a list of ingredients and the steps I took to create these cute little guys. It is the perfect, fun treat to nibble on while reading a Guardians of the Galaxy storybook, munch on while watching the first GOTG movie, or just because. Hope these Groots bring smiles to some geeklings’ faces.

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Groot Face Krispie Treats

Ingredients

 

  • 13 x 9 pan of Rice Krispie treats made from Original Rice Krispie Treat Recipe
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Butter Knife or Frosting Knife
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Green Life Saver Gummies
  • Black Decorating Gel
  • White Decorating Gel (optional)
  • Sharp Knife
  • Lollipop stick or Thin Craft Stick (optional)
Steps
  • Mix vanilla and chocolate frosting in a small glass bowl to create a lighter brown color for Groot’s face. I found putting the frosting in the microwave for 10 seconds made it easier to mix.
  • Using a sharp knife, slice green Life Savers into tiny pieces for Groot’s leaves.
  • Cut a rectangle piece of Rice Krispie treat from the pan. Cut a larger piece if making a large Groot or a smaller piece for a small one that more easily works if putting on a stick.
  • Next, slice a curve into the bottom of the treat on a short end of the rectangle. Then using your hands, form the curve shape of Groot’s chin. Push on the treat until it looks the way you want it.
  • After the chin is formed, cut triangles into the opposite end from the chin to form his top branches.
  • Now it is time frost the treat. Frost in-between the top spikes and around the edges as well.
  • Using the black decorating gel, draw his eyes and mouth. You can also use white decorating gel to add a bit of a gleam to his eyes if you want.
  • Finally, dip an edge of a green gummy piece into the frosting (the frosting will act as a type of glue) and place it on top of a spike on his head. Repeat until every spike has a green piece on it.
  • Now Groot is complete, unless you choose to add a stick to him.

 

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