Mangia Mondays:: Fancy Nancy Rice Krispies Treats
Hey there - welcome to Mangia Mondays, the weekly blog hop I co-host with Kristin of Delightfully Dowling!
Did you have a good weekend? My kiddos had a case of the doldrums yesterday so we spent the afternoon baking - doggy biscuits, brownies and these divine chocolate dipped Rice Krispies treats that we brought to dinner at my sister-in-law's last night. There is nothing like a little chocolate to elevate the mundane to fabulous! They were a hit even with the adults.
Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispies Treats
Start with your basic Rice Krispies Treat recipe off the back of the cereal box:
3 tablespoons butter
4 cups (1 10 oz. package) regular marshmallows, or 4 cups of mini-marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Grease 9x13" baking pan.
Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
Melt 2 cups of chocolate chips or a container of dipping chocolate.
Melt chocolate in the microwave on 30 second intervals. Mix between intervals until smooth and glossy.
Lay out a piece of wax paper on your countertop.
Using a teaspoon, dip half of the Rice Krispies Treats into the chocolate and smooth evenly. Immediately add sprinkles and jimmys and lay on wax paper until chocolate is hardened.
With the kids, I found this process went a little better if I dipped the treats in chocolate and the kids did the decorating with sprinkles - otherwise there was chocolate here, there and everywhere (as you can see from Sean's hands!)
We are big fans of making regular goodies a little more special by dipping them into chocolate (remember our Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones and Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons???)
We also love to dip pretzel sticks - so cute as a holiday gift! And of course, who on earth could resist a chocolate dipped strawberry, I ask?)
Okay, so we may or may not be chocoholics in this house!!!
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