The new Disney Pixar film Inside Out has been getting lots of attention. If you haven’t been to see it yet, you might not know that the short before the movie is called Lava. I love it so much, I can barely stand it. It’s a story about two volcanoes, Uku and Lele. The whole short is set to a song. It’s perfect and lovely. I don’t want to give away the whole plot if you haven’t seen it, but it is a love story. We have been listening to Lava on repeat for days. It’s very relaxing and has been great background music.
The other exciting thing around here is that Super Cute Crispy Treats, will be released on 7/28/15. It seemed destined that I would create some volcano rice crispy treats. Not a fan of Lava? No, problem. I made up some regular volcanoes too! These are perfect for your summer luau or just a fun activity to do with the kids. My kids certainly enjoyed adding lava to their volcanoes.
So you have some comparison, here is a shot of Uku and Lele from the film.
- Heat margarine over low heat in a five quart or larger saucepan. When the margarine has completely melted, add the marshmallows. Heat the marshmallows until completely melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
- Stir in the chocolate crispy cereal until the cereal is completely covered in marshmallows. With greased hands, grab a small hand full of crispy treats and form into a cone or volcano shape. If necessary let the treats cool for 2-3 minutes, until they are cool enough to handle. Place the formed treats onto a greased baking sheet.
- Heat the red candy melts in the microwave, in a plastic zipper bag, for 15 second increments until completely melted. Squish the candy melts around between each heating to distribute the heat and help with even melting.
- Cut a very small piece off the corner and drizzle the candy melts over the top of the volcano. The candy will drip down the sides. You can also add lines of candy melts to the sides, if they aren't dripping the way you want. Repeat with the orange candy melts if desired.
- Let the candy melts set on the volcanoes. Refrigerate for about 5 minutes to speed up the process.
- To shape Uku, make him a little shorter and add some "arms" to the each side. Lele is taller and thinner than the traditional volcano.
- Heat the black candy writer according to the package directions. Draw two lines for Uku's eyes and a big wide smile. Lele's eyes are shaped like tear drops on their side. Her smile is much smaller than Uku's.
- Lele has long black flowing "hair." Using the black candy writer add the hair in long strands. For some added effect, add in some red lava highlights to her hair.
- In the film, both volcanoes are covered in green from the bottom down. To achieve this look, heat the green candy writer and squeeze small dots all over. Alternately you could dip the bottom of each volcano in green candy melts, but I liked that it was more sporadic.
Here is another shot of the regular volanoes. I ended up liking them better with just red candy, but my husband preferred red and orange. Just go with the look you like!
Okay, here’s one last shot of all the volcanoes together. They look like on big happy family!
Like this recipe? Super Cute Crispy Treats is chock full of cute, fun, and tasty rice crispy treat projects. Head over to the book page and get more info and a sneak peek at the Table of Contents.