Funny Family Faces

These crispy marshmallow bars make great holiday fun.
Michelle Grogan

You can use any small lollies or jellies to add to the features on the faces. Try using small jelly beans for noses, M & M’s for eyes, snakes cut down for mouths or even sour straps cut finely for hair!

Note: You’ll need 50 minutes to allow this to set. 




Grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm x 30cm slice pan with baking paper, allowing the two long sides to overhang.

Line the pan to make the slice easy to remove.

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.

Add the marshmallows and stir to combine.

Remove from heat and add the Rice Bubbles, stirring quickly to combine.

Quickly mix in the Rice Bubbles.

Spoon mixture into prepared pan then using a buttered spatula or baking paper, press mixture evenly into pan. Set aside to cool completely.

Press firmly into the pan with the back of a spoon.

Line a cooling rack with baking paper. Transfer slice to a board and cut in half lengthways. Cut each half into 6 rectangles, making some large and some smaller.

Cut into pieces with a flat bladed knife.

Dip half of the top of each rectangle into milk chocolate and the other half into white chocolate to represent the hair. Try dunking some in unusual ways i.e on the sides only or one corner then the other.

Dip the bars at random to create different types of hair.

Using the writing icing and gels and the funny face figurines, decorate the rice treats to make them look like family or funny faces. Use any remaining melted chocolate to ‘stick’ the figurines on with. Let the kids help out.

Make different faces with decorations.

Allow to set before serving.

Pop them onto a tray and watch them disappear.

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