Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Peppermint White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

As Christmas is winding down, I had to make one more holiday flavored dessert! I decided to go with something a little easy, yet incredibly tasty, Peppermint White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats!

This recipe is for a 8x8 pan, but if you double it, you can make a 9x13 pan for a crowd. But if you do that, it needs to be a big crowd because these things are sweet and you won't want a huge piece!

You'll want to start by crushing some peppermint candies. Make sure you leave a few chunky pieces!

I probably crushed about 20, and I used my meat tenderizer to get the job done!

Then, in a skillet, you'll want to melt about 20 marshmallows and 1.5 tablespoons of butter on low heat.

While these are melting (and you're stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn't burn to the pan), measure out 3 cups of Rice Krispies (or generic brand if you can find one!) into a bowl. Then you'll want to pour half of your crushed peppermint into it. Make sure you get a nice mixture of the powder and pieces in the half you pour in. Doing this step makes it easier to combine everything!

Then once your marshmallows are melted and gooey...'ll take it off the heat and pour in the Rice Krispie Peppermint mixture, and make sure it's all combined well. And then you'll pour it into your pre-greased pan.
Now a few tips! If you find your spoon is sticky and you're not able to get everything to stay in the pan, grease a spatula and use that to push everything down. Also, as soon as you pour everything out of your skillet, immediately put it under some water to soak. It'll be far easier to clean when you're done!

Once you have your treats in the pan, you'll want to melt about half a bag of white chocolate chips.

And then you'll spread the white chocolate on top of the treats.

And then pour the rest of the peppermint candies on top of the white chocolate!

Put the treats in the fridge for about 20 minutes so the chocolate sets, and then they're ready to eat!

They're super sweet, but the perfect touch of peppermint and white chocolate flavors! I suggest enjoying it with a nice cup of hot chocolate!

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