Mint-Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

February 8, 2010
Mint-Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

Author Notes: Rice Krispies Treats (or RCTs as they're known in our house) are an all-time favorite of my husband's. The classic is great, but a few simple add-ins take these from simple to fabulous. Mini chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candies add texture and great flavor to a traditional snack food.TheThinChef

Serves: 15 to 20, depending on how big you cut them

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 10-ounce bag marshmallows
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips - OR -
  • 1/2 cup regular chocolate chips
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cups crushed hard peppermint candies
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and cook, stirring, until completely melted.
  2. Take pan off heat. Stir in rice cereal. Gently fold in chocolate chips and peppermint candies. It's OK if the chips melt...it's part of what makes it good.
  3. Spread mixture in a 9x13-inch baking pan, or any high-sided baking pan. The size of the pan dictates how thick your treats will be.
  4. Set aside to cool and harden, about 30 minutes or so. Cover tightly, and keep at room temperature for up to 3 days...if they last that long!

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