Friday, December 16, 2011

Hot Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

      I had a vision of making rice krispie treats and then dipping them in a hot chocolate flavored chocolate. However, I just couldn't decide how I was going to get the hot chocolate taste into the chocolate without ending up with nasty hot chocolate powder lumps in the chocolate. ICK! I suppose if I would have worked on it and experimented I could have figured it out, but I decided to try this experiment out instead. I'd have to say I think it came out well and there are NO nasty lumps of hot chocolate powder ha!
      So I put up a little guessing game on the USASillyYaks Facebook page today. Your clue was a package of hot chocolate mix. Did any of you guess Hot Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats?? NO? Well that's the snack of the day today!!
Here is your clue picture. Look familiar? on to the recipe

Hot Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

1 Stick  (8 T) of Butter Or Margarine
1 Package of Mini Marshmallows (10.5 oz)
7 C. Gluten Free Rice Krispies Cereal
2 envelopes hot chocolate mix (about 6-7 T)

Handful of mini marshmallows
Melted Milk Chocolate Chips (1/2 Cup approximately)

Melt the butter in a large saucepan on low heat. Stir in the hot chocolate mix. Allow the granules to dissolve completely. Add in the marshmallows and cook until mixture is completely melted and well blended. Stir constantly!!  Turn off the heat and add the cereal. Mix well making sure to coat all of the cereal.

Press into a 9x13 pan, coated well with cooking spray. Top with the handful of mini marshmallows and let cool completely.

Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe container. Heat them in the microwave until melted. (cook for about 30 sec. stir, cook another 30 and stir...repeat until they are melted). Spoon the melted chocolate into a snack baggie (Ziploc baggie). Snip the tip of the baggie off with scissors and pipe the chocolate onto the rice krispie treats. Swirl it back and forth...making a pretty chocolate drizzle. Allow the chocolate to set up and then cut the bars into squares. Store in an airtight container.

Melt the butter in a large pan. Add the hot chocolate mix and stir until the mix is completely dissolved.
Add the marshmallows and stir constantly until melted.
Keep stirring, I saw you take a break there......
Remove from heat and stir in the Rice Krispies Cereal
Press into a 9x13 pan and sprinkle the handful of mini marshmallows on top.
let the mixture cool
Using your mock pastry bag (Ziploc with the corner cut) drizzle chocolate over the pan of treats.



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