chocolate peppermint rice krispy treats.

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These were such a hit at the ugly sweater party I went to last weekend.  It’s a holiday twist on a classic dessert!

Recipe:

  • 1 box chocolate rice cereal
  • 1 bag marshmallows
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 bar peppermint bark (I used Ghirardelli), chopped
  • white candy melts (I get these at AC Moore or Joann Fabrics)
  • holiday sprinkles

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Instructions:

  • In a large sauce pan, melt your stick of butter.
  • Once melted, add your bag of marshmallows and continuously stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Add peppermint extract and mix until combined.
  • In a large bowl, add the rice cereal.
  • Pour marshmallow mixture into the bowl with rice cereal and carefully mix until all the cereal is coated.
  • Add your chopped peppermint bark and stir until evenly combined.
  • Pour rice krispy mixture onto a sheet pan and spread it out about 1 inch thick.
  • Let cool for about 10 minutes, then cut your squares.  (it’s easier to cut when they’re still a bit soft!)
  • Melt the white candy melts over a double broiler.
  • Once melted, transfer to a piping bag or use a spoon and drizzle over the rice krispy treats.
  • Add your sprinkles right away so they stick to the chocolate.
  • Place in the freezer until chocolate hardens.
  • Serve!

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