Thursday, December 8, 2011

Peppermint Bark Rice Krispie Treats

I have kind of been neglecting this blog. I have tried a bunch of new recipes and treats. So I will slowly start posting them :) 

I absolutely love the website Our Best Bites! I really want their cookbook as well. This recipe I got from Our Best Bites. I love peppermint so much! I am always so excited for the Christmas season because of all the peppermint treats and of course the peppermint ice cream! Yummy! 

(Picture from Our Best Bites) 

1 10.5 ounce bag peppermint mini marshmallows
4 tablespoons real butter, plus extra to butter pan
5-6 cups rice krispie style cereal 
3 tablespoons semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
3 tablespoons white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil, divided
a few drops (about 1/8 teaspoon) peppermint extract
2-3 medium sized candycanes, crushed

Line a 9×13 pan with foil and lightly butter bottom and about 1 inch up sides.
Melt butter in a very large bowl in the microwave.  Add marshmallows and stir to coat.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.  (You can do that whole process on the stovetop as well.)   Add rice krispie cereal and stir to evenly combine.  With buttered hands, press mixture into prepared pan.
Place white chocolate chips and 1/4 teaspoon oil in a small bowl.  Heat in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.  Repeat same process with semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips and add a few drops of peppermint extract.  Drizzle both chocolates on top of rice krispie treats and sprinkle candy canes on top.  Let sit until chocolate is set, place pan in fridge to speed process along. Cut into squares and eat up.