Faux Chicken Drumsticks

For the rice crispies

  • 2 T. unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 10 oz. (one bag) marshmallows
  • 6 c. rice crispies (or other puffed rice cereal)
Melt butter in large microwave safe bowl. Stir in vanilla and salt. Add marshmallows and microwave until completely melted and gooey in 30 second bursts, stirring well between each nuke. Stir in rice crispies and spread mixture out loosely on large piece of parchment paper. Allow to cool.

For the brown sugar glaze
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. milk
  • 2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 T. corn syrup
  • 5-6 T. milk
Melt butter in saucepan. Add brown sugar and bring to a boil, then continue boiling two minutes while stirring continuously. Reduce heat to medium-low and slowly stir in milk. Return to a boil and then remove from heat. Cool to lukewarm and slowly beat in powdered sugar and corn syrup. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, until the glaze reaches a pouring consistency. 

To create the drumsticks
  • Grab a handful of rice crispies and shape into a drumstick. Continue until all crispies are formed. 
  • Set up your glazing station, aka set a wire rack over a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. This will let you scoop and reuse the glaze that drips off so you have enough to coat all your pieces. 
  • Drizzle spoonfuls of glaze over each piece and allow to set. 
Source: Inspired by Party Pinching; Glaze adapted from Cupcake Project
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