Yep. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? But it’s the truth!
These rice krispies treats are pretty, they are pink, they are pepperminty and they are full of chocolate chips!
I made these yesterday because I miss my husband. And he loves rice krispies treats.
But I clearly wasn’t thinking (am I ever these days?!) because I am not a huge fan of sweets right now (unless it is in the form of ice cream!) and he is not home to eat them!
Oh well. They are wrapped up well and I hope they will still taste good when he gets home!
Now, you do need to find these cute little pink and white peppermint-swirled marshmallows. I found them at WalMart recently. (They are amazing in hot cocoa, by the way!)
You do not, however, need to have your own personal photographer… although I do find that mine makes everything more fun!
If you can find these marshmallows, try this soon! If you can’t, feel free to use regular marshmallows, just add a bit of peppermint extract and some red food coloring to the marshmallows as they are melting!
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 (10.5oz) bag mini peppermint marshmallows
- 8 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips, divided (1/2 cup + 1/2 cup)
Butter a 9x13" dish and set aside.
In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Stir in the marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted and smooth.
Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies until well mixed. Gently, and quickly, stir in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips. They will melt a bit, so act quickly to keep from getting a brownish pink blob!
Press the mixture into the buttered pan and pat down with wet fingertips (dip them into a glass of cold water). Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips on top and press them gently down with your palms.
Bjørn loves to play “camera” with mommy. Today he thought it would be a good idea for him and I to trade cameras.
Nice try, bud… nice try. :o)