Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Marie Christmas~

Yes..another The English Kitchen..aka Marie recipe..

She's got a hold on cute..
I could not resist trying her little Christmas treats..I know a few little boys who may get a kick out of these..

So much fun to make..relatively inexpensive..Bulk Barn has little Christmas decorations by the lb. for next to nothing.. and they are wonderful for small hands..

Unfortunately Flake Bars seem out of favor here because we could not find one!

I found other little things..But do go see Marie's..They are priceless..

La Recette~
Thanks to Marie~In her exact words:

*Christmas Crispie Cakes*
Makes 8 large ones, or 12 small ones

Crisp and chocolatey and very Christmassy! Children love them!

3 ounces crisp rice cereal (3 cups)
50g of good quality milk chocolate (I use Green and Blacks) (About 2 ounces)
50g of good quality dark chocolate (Again Green and Blacks) (About 2 ounces)
Assorted decorations
a bit of melted chocolate to help adhere the decorations
sifted icing sugar

Melt both chocolates in a bowl set over simmering water. Don't allow the water to touch the bottom of the bowl. Whisk well together. Place the cereal into a bowl. Pour the chocolate over top and mix well with a spoon. Line a bun tin with paper liners. (I like to use pretty ones) Spoon in the cereal chocolate mixture, heaping it up a bit. Allow to sit at room temperature for an hour or so to set. Dust with icing sugar to look like snow. Melt a bit more chocolate and add Christmas sprinkles and decorations to suit. Chocolate Flakes cut into short lengths make great logs! If you can get some holly leaves they look pretty nice sitting on top of the logs. I used holly sprinkles and they are not as nice, but are still attractive.

Thanks so much Marie..for all the great ideas this year~

P.S. Mine made more than 12.. but they are almost bite size~


  1. Sooooo cute and easy. And they sound delicious. We used to make rice crispy treats all of the time. I like these made with chocolate. I can almost see little hands reaching for them now!

    Merry Christmas. I wish you and yours health, happiness and peace.

  2. Monique, these are precious. Merry Christmas.

  3. Just as cute as can be, Monique. My gkids would love decorating these little cakes.

  4. I know lots of little people and big people that would love these. Your little candies are just magical. They make you want to reach through the screen and grab one. So easy and so cute. I love easy right now. Have a very Merry Christmas dear.

  5. Lovely! The youngsters and oldsters :-)would love these. They are so cute.

  6. che belli!!! you always find so beautiful recipes! And this one look easy too.... Thanks Monique!

  7. This is my kind of baking! These little sweet treats are just darling! And I CAN do this recipe!
    Your images are just the best on the net.
    What camera and lense did you use?
    Have a wonderful Christmas~ may it be filled with wonder!

  8. Another fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing - they are adorable .

  9. Oh my gosh, these are adorable! I'm saving the idea for next year when Mack is a little older :) Your boys will love them, I know. The decor you found is so cute too.

    BTW, I see that the movie Scrooge is on TCM here again on the 24th and 25. Perhaps you can catch it or DVR it then :) It's wonderful!

  10. Joyeux Noël! Belle gâterie. Encore de belles photos aujourd'hui.

  11. Bonjour Monique, c'est toujours un plaisir que de se retrouver dans ta cuisine. Une merveilleuse gâterie qui sera très apprécié par toute la famille.
    Je te souhaite à toi et ta famille de très Joyeuses Fêtes et une très belle année 2011.

    Au plaisir de te revoir et passe une belle journée.
    Josée xx

  12. Love these; what a fun project for my grandchildren's visit. Merci.

  13. Those are so cute!

    I found gingerbread shaped marshmallow is Wal Mart last night. So cute.
    Hit the WS outlet too, things are marked down, but not as low as I want. I will wait them out!! :)

  14. These are really adorable. Your photos are really exquisite.
    Shel x

  15. Susan..Thank you..I just told Jacques..he can tape it for me:)

    Yvonne..I forget which post you asked re the camera..recently..there's a long answer there:) I don't want to bore everyone twice..

    It's long..Do you remember when you asked?

    I'll try and find it..:)

    Kathleen I would really enjoy a WS outlet..I even like the non outlet..alas I have to drive 26 hrs to get to one!

    It's all Marie's idea.. s..as I have made many of her things:)

  16. che meraviglia!!!!!!!!
    tantissimi auguri di buon natale e felice anno nuovo!un abbraccio!!

  17. Baking for little fingers...so much fun, especially this time of year.
    So cute Le Petite decorations...

    Tomorrow a girlfriends baking afternoon with big cookie exchange afterward...then dinner = FUN.

    Hope your soaking up all this Holiday excitement.
    Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  18. I just bought some puffed brown rice cereal! So, these would be healthy :)

  19. These are so cute. They make a lovely addition to any Christmas table.

  20. Trop jolis pour être manger ces petits gâteaux...!

  21. Oh, Monique, these are too darling. I love the little decorations you've found for them. You're a genius!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your Jacques.

  22. Joyeuses Fêtes à vous Monique et votre famille, doux baisers, Miette

  23. Monique, your cakes turned out lovely! I love the little gingerbread men decorations and the trees! Perhaps one day I can send you some flake bars. They are quite good for all sorts! In the meantime, have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

  24. Monique, you are too funny! No I am not famous or a movie star and have no desire to ever have fame. I love my privacy - I can go anywhere and no one cares to bother me. I always tell my kids they wouldn't want to be famous. Have a most blessed Christmas!

  25. Hi Monique,
    Your little ones are sure to love those!
    I love your soul food #69 post-it is a good reminder to take time for those who are lonely etc. at this time of the year.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas,


  26. OMG! So incredibly cute!!!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the coming new year!

  27. Marie..I am sure one day I will find some..I have seen them..but where? and we sometimes drive to the USA..there they will be:)

    Jacqueline..your surroundings ..just look so ethereal..You never know!

    I thought I would ask:)

    I never thought I would like blogging so much..
    So many nice people..

    Thank you.

  28. YUM! I'm a child! Honest!
    Merry Christmas to you Nana!

  29. I love coming to your blog and dont come nearly enough. You always have such fabulous food and pictures. And I love moving my cursor around to see the sparkles!

  30. Hi, I just discovered your blog and I love your recipes.
    I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011. Greetings from Vigo (Spain).Marimi