>> Sunday, August 30, 2009
I made these treats as part of a larger Japanese character based meal titled "Kyaraben on Steroids" featured in Foodbuzz's 24-24-24 in August 2009. Click here to see the entire meal.
Make Rice Crispy Treats according to the package instructions except stop at the step before you press the marshmallow-rice mixture into the pan. Instead, while the mixture is still hot, using either well oiled or wet hands, pick up glob of rice-marshmallow mix and shape it into a Totoro.
Let the Totoros rest while the chocolate hardens (it may not harden all the way if you add too much vegetable oil - so use it sparingly only if you have to!)
To make the eyes, take white chocolate chips and insert them (pointy side first) into the rice crispy. Using a toothpick, take a dab of the melted chocolate and dip on the eyeballs.