Monday, August 2, 2010

Fun potluck treats

It seems like we go to a lot of potlucks, especially in the summer.  For potlucks, I like to bring something a little out of the ordinary, or at least something that I wouldn't typically make at home.  I try to think of things that aren't very time consuming, but are a little special nonetheless.

We had a potluck to go to on Friday and I was feeling a little lazy.  I had signed up for a dessert, knowing that it is pretty hard to not bring a crowd-pleasing dessert and I would probably have the necessary ingredients on hand for just about any recipe.  I went for something super simple with a little fun twist, rice krispy and brownie doughnuts.

A couple of months ago I purchased a doughnut pan at Amazon* for some healthier baked doughnuts. I also bought a Norpro Nonstick Cake-Sicle Pan*, just for fun.  It was super simple to just mold the rice krispie treats, cool, dip in melted milk chocolate and top with sprinkles. I did the same with just a plain 'ole boxed brownie mix, except I used vanilla frosting instead of the melted chocolate.
For the cake-cicle creations, I used chopped peanuts instead of the sprinkles.  These stayed home for the family to enjoy though.

It was funny how many compliments I received on my rice krispie and boxed brownie mix treats.  They were definitely a hit! A little presentation goes a long way, I guess.

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