Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? These Dinosaur Feet Treats are the perfect compliment to an awesome Dinosaur Birthday Party, or just a great anytime snack for a dino lover. They’re fun to make and even more fun to eat!
What you’ll need:
Oval or Easter egg cookie cutter
Heart-shaped cookie cutter
9×13 pan of prepared crispy rice cereal treats
1 Tablespoon solid shortening
1 cup dark green candy melts (or white melts and green dye)
2 large white Airhead candies
2 large orange Airhead candies
First, make your treats.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
Two 10 oz. bags of marshmallows
10 cups crispy rice cereal
1. Spray a 9×13 pan with a non-stick coating spray and set aside.
2. In a large pan, melt the butter over low heat.
3. Add the marshmallows and stir constantly until melted.
4. Remove from heat and stir in the cereal until evenly coated.
5. Transfer the cereal mixture to your prepared pan and press down firmly to even out.
6. Cool for 30 minutes.
Once they’re cooled, it’s time to turn your treats into feets!
Line a large cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside.
Using the oval cookie cutter, cut out 8 oval shapes from your prepared treats. Try to cut them out as close together as possible. Place on the cookie sheet. (Yay, you get to eat the rest of it!!)
To make the dinosaur toes, take the bottom of the heart cookie cutter and place it into the upper left side of the foot, with the larger part of the oval facing up (see picture).
Next, take the bottom of the heart cookie cutter and place it into the upper right side of the foot (see picture).
This might take some practice but you’ll get the hang of it after the first one.
Repeat until you have all your dino feet done.
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the solid shortening for 45 seconds. Add the green chocolate candy melts and stir until completely melted and smooth. (Depending on the wattage of your microwave, you may have to heat in 10 second additional increments).
Coat each dino foot with the melted chocolate. I just dipped each bottom into the melted chocolate and then used a spoon to cover the top. It’s okay if they’re lumpy or bumpy, they’re dino feet! Place back on the cookie sheet for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden. Set aside any remaining melted chocolate to use for the claws.
Re-microwave the remaining melted green chocolate until it is smooth, then dip the non-pointy end of each claw into the melted chocolate and gently place on each dino toe. Hold in place for 10 seconds and place back on the cookie sheet. Allow to harden for an additional 20 minutes.