Rice Krispy Treats...dipped in chocolate

Ever heard of these? I made them up myself. Okay, not really. But this was the first time I ever made them (seriously). And you know what? I break the laws of physics. Or the law of something that makes no sense. See, I can make a mean chocolate souffle. And homemade bread. And a steak that will melt in your mouth.

But this was one of the most difficult things I've ever made.

I blame Kellogg's. See, they don't include enough marshmallows in their recipe. So I'm going to fix it. Because I fix things. Then, we're going to put a fun twist on things and dip some of them in chocolate and make kind of a smorgasbord of marshmallow chocolatey goodness.

  • 3 tablespoons
  • 6 cups of Rice Krispy Treats
  • 1 1/2 jar marshmallow fluff
    • The original recipe calls for one jar, but I didn't think it was enough.
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
  • Crisco
  • Fun toppings, which include (but are not limited to):
    • Reese's cups
    • White chocolate candy bar
    • Oreo cookie candy bar
    • Oreos
    • Nuts
    • Sprinkles (the brighter, the better)
Directions for Rice Krispy Treats (according to Kellogg's website):
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

Now, for the chocolate-dipping part...
  • Melt chocolate on low heat in a double broiler or small pot
  • Add about a tablespoon of Crisco or other shortening
  • Let it melt very slowly. We're talking heat setting 2 here.
  • Once the chocolate is melted and the treats are cooled and hardened, it's time to do some dipping
  • You have two different options for how to shape these things. I cut large bars whenever possible, but used some of the more "crumby" sections and balled them into miniature bites
  • Dip the bars halfway into the chocolate, and dip the bites all the way into the chocolate. Place on wax paper and add toppings before it cools. Here are some decorating options:
    • Melt candy bars (not Reese's) in the microwave in a bowl for about 30 seconds and drizzle on top of bites and/or bars
    • Add sprinkles. Lots of sprinkles.
    • Drizzle chocolate on plain rice krispies (not dipped in chocolate)
    • Crumble up Reese's or other favorite candy bar and toss the chunks on before chocolate hardens
    • I happened to have a few extra Reese's, so I dipped half of each one in the chocolate for .2 seconds (any longer and it'll melt) and immediately poured sprinkles all over it. Just a thought.
You've got options here. I'm not going to tell you what to do. But I am going to tell you that this is cheap, thrifty, and de-LICIOUS. And purty.

Love and marshmallows,

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