Rice Krispies Treat “Ice Cream” Cones

If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen this sneak peek a couple of days ago. These sweet treats are a tiny part of my latest contribution to Yum Food & Fun for Kids magazine, photographed by Anne Weston Photography. You can see more about the magazine feature here, but first I wanted to tell you about these Rice Krispies Treats “Ice Cream” Cones.

These are simple to make but they are delicious {of course} and are a wonderful addition to any ice cream party, birthday party, or carnival themed party {or “just because”}. Here’s what you do:

Rice Krispies Treats Cones

  • 1 pack ice cream cones {I like these sugar cones best but the flat bottom or waffle cones would work too}
  • 1 batch of prepared Rice Krispies Treats {no need to put them in a serving dish since you’ll be rolling them into balls – just work out of the pan you mix them in}
  • Chocolate melting disks or chips, melted over a double boiler
  • Red m&m’s or other red candy
  • butter or margarine

Mix up a batch of rice krispies treats and let cool slightly so you can handle it. Meanwhile have your melted chocolate handy.

Apply some butter to your hands so you work with the treats without it sticking to you. Now grab a handful of rice krispies treats and form into a ball the size of your ice cream cone.

Dip the top of the ball into the melted chocolate and let it run down a bit. Top with a red candy piece for the “cherry” on top, and place the ball on the cone. Work it in a little so the ball is secure.

Display the cones nestled into a dish filled with colorful candies.

Frugal Tip: You can actually use something like dried beans as a base layer and then top with the candies so they are the only thing that shows.

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  1. Annabelle says

    Love, Love, Love this.
    Quick question…your chocolate looks so thick…how did you do this using melts? They are melted and turn out very smooth. Thanks for any help.

    • Chris says

      Annabelle, I don’t think it’s as thick as it looks. It’s just that the bumpy texture of the rice krispies makes it look thicker. However, I may have double dipped to get even coverage {can’t remember now}.