If you get melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly. ~Author Unknown

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Chocolate & Candy Cane Topped Rice Krispie Treats

This year, my holiday baking has consisted of trying to find new "keepers" for holidays to come. Every year, we have had the same rotation of holiday treats that have just been what I grew up with. Well, now that my little family of three has moved to a new place (state), it's time we find new holiday treats and traditions of our own. 

These very easy rice krispie treats were inspired by The Sweet Life: White Chocolate Covered Peppermint Rice Krispie Treat recipe. I set out to make these, but I swapped the white chocolate for semi-sweet since I am already making two other goodies that have white chocolate and I want to switch things up a little ;)

First I made the Rice Krispie treats, using The Joy of Baking's recipe (below). Next, instead of putting the rice krispies in a pan, I pressed them into twenty-four cup mini muffin tins (You will have some leftover). Once they have set, I removed them from tins, placed upside down on a wire rack set over a pan. I just used a spoon to add Baker's Dipping Chocolate over the tops and a light sprinkling of crushed candy canes. Allowed them to cool in the fridge about 15 min. 

Whats great about this recipe? There are so many different ways to make them. White chocolate/dark, different flavored candy canes, any other candy you have available etc...

The Joy of Baking, Rice Krispie Treats (ingredients)

6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/8 tsp salt
10 oz pkg mini marshmallows
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.
  • Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Pour Rice Krispie cereal in bowl.
  • Spray a medium sized saucepan with cooking spray, add butter and salt, melt over med-low heat.
  • Add vanilla and marshmallows. Stir until melted. Remove from heat, pour marshmallow mixture over cereal, stir until combined. Spray a spoon with cooking spray, put globs of rice krispie mixture into muffin tins, press tops with bottom of spoon. Allow to sit about an hour before removing from tins and adding your topping.

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