My beautiful little momma’s boy turned 1 year old last month, so naturally, we had to throw a big old themed party. Since having kids, themed parties have become a regular occurrence. From bumble bees to Shrek to Harry Potter to Betty Boop…. we’ve put together A LOT of different themes. I’m thinking of making a blog post in the near future with all the photos of our past parties for those of you looking for ideas. Let me know if this is something you’d all like to see! For my baby this time, we chose an absolutely adorable lumberjack theme!
These chocolate bears were a great addition to the dessert table and really bought everything together. The recipe is so easy that it really only needs two ingredients: chocolate chips and rice krispies. But I also used cookie icing to make the bears look like little lumberjacks. I’m no artist, but I chose a simple design that even I was able to draw.
The molds I used were gifts my friends bought me a long time ago. But you can find similar molds on Amazon such as these ones or these. The recipe calls for 3 cups of chocolate chips and about 2-3 cups of rice krispies which yielded about 12 chocolate bears. Depending on the size of the molds you’re using, you might have to alter the recipe accordingly. Luckily, since the ingredients are so simple, it’s very easy to manipulate the recipe to fit your needs.
As you can see in the pictures, the chocolate bears have two layers. The first layer is a nice smooth outer shell that’s made purely of chocolate. The filled layer is made of a melted chocolate and rice krispy mixture. Since the rice krispies are crushed beforehand, the final texture is thicker and sturdier.
Once the bears are decorated with the cookie icing, they make for such a unique treat. Again, you can add them to your dessert table OR even pack them in tiny bags and give them away as party favors. Once the chocolate is dry and hardened, they hold up excellently at room temperature for a few days. I had a lot of fun making these and I hope you guys do too! Let me know how they turn out for you in the comments below. :)
CHOCOLATE BEARS RECIPE
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My name is Renee McGinley and I'm a self-taught cook, constantly learning as I go. Please check out my About Me page for more on my recipe motto and cooking style.