Basic Crispy Cakes
Ooey, gooey crisp rice treats may have a reputation for being square, but don't stop there! You can cut, roll, and mold the mixture into all sorts of clever confections.
Kids can pick a posy and licorice-twist leaves (bundled with kitchen twine) from a tasty flowerpot. To mold pot, butter fingers, and press cereal mixture against sides of a greased bowl. Use a cookie cutter for flowers; press candies into centers. Insert skewer stems (cut points off).
One batch makes one flowerpot and a dozen 2- to 2 1/2-inch flowers; a dozen 5 1/2-inch boats; two dozen 2 1/2-inch cars; or two hills. Use half the recipe to make 70 bugs (from 1-inch balls).