Super Cute Crispy Treats6:00:00 AM
I love easy desserts! Actually, I love easy recipes in general. That's not a flaw, is it? Just kidding! I'm pretty sure most people like recipes that taste good and are super easy. Am I right? And with the popularity of pinterest, now everyone wants recipes that look cute, too! But I'm secretly afraid that my "cute food" will end up looking like it belongs on a "pinterest fail" site. Yes, even bloggers have that fear! Do you have that fear, too? Please tell me I'm not the only one. Anyway, I wanted to share how I learned to make fun crispy treats like these "Ice Cream Cones."
When Ashley from Cute as a Fox mentioned that she had written a cookbook full of cute recipes all based on the beloved crisp rice treats (AKA Rice Crispy Treats), I knew I just had to check it out.
(Please note: I received a free copy of Super Cute Crispy Treats for review purposes. I received no other compensation for this post, and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.) After all, I know how to make a mean dressed up crispy treat—my white chocolate pecan treats are the perfect example. But the treats Ashley shares in Super Crispy Treats? ...well, they are definitely kicked up a notch!! In this one book, there are around 100 different variations on this theme...many that never even crossed my mind. For example, I never thought about making crispy treats into shapes. I was fascinated with all the variety! I guess with school starting soon, all I could think about was how many of these would be great gifts for teachers and coaches...wouldn't it be a perfect teacher's gift to make apple shaped treats? You can learn how!
This book is full of great pictures and step-by-step instructions for assembling the treats. Each recipe lists the difficulty (so you know what you're getting into before you start). There are even special gluten free and low sugar treat recipes!
When the book arrived at my house, my girls immediately took possession of it and began picking out recipes that they wanted to help make. In particular, one of the twins spent a long time "reading" the cookbook (in other words, looking at all the pictures). She wanted to make everything. I told them we had to pick just one recipe to start out. After much debate, they decided that they wanted to make Ice Cream Cone Crispy Treats, an intermediate level recipe.
Because of the intermediate level of the recipe, my girls did some measuring, pouring and decorating, but not much of the actual assembling. But on the whole, I would say that the intermediate level was more about the many steps of assembly, not anything particularly difficult about the steps. Definitely not anything by which to be intimidated.
All in all, this was a fun cookbook with lots of ideas. I loved the pictures...I am a visual person, so it helps me to see what the end result of a recipe should look like. I do want to mention that about 3/4 of the recipes have pictures. I wish all of the recipes had pictures-- just to help with visualization. However, that's not stopping us from getting lots of use out of this dessert cookbook! I know my girls are already plotting about which recipe to make next. I think they want to make the donut treats...I'm leaning more toward the coconut snowballs. We'll see who wins that one!
PS Thanks again to Ashley for allowing me to review her book. Please know that I review