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No-bake recipe: Chocolate peppermint Rice Krispies Treats

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Peppermint baking chips, white chocolate and sprinkles add flavor, color and festive flair to the classic Rice Krispies Treat. While still simple to make, this no-bake recipe puts a twist on the favorite marshmallow-rice cereal dessert. The peppermint flavor makes these treats perfect for holidays such as Christmas, Valentine's Day, winter birthdays and more.

You can make these treats using a standard baking pan and cut into squares as usual. Or, you can have a little fun with it by using a creative mold. The treats shown here were made using a snowflake silicone mold for a "Frozen" themed birthday party. You could easily make them using a similar heart-shaped mold to make sweet treats for Valentine's Day.

Ingredients:

Topping:

  • 1/2-3/4 cup white chocolate baking chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil (or as needed)
  • Sprinkles as desired

Directions:

  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until fully melted.
  • Add the peppermint baking chips, stirring until melted and combined evenly.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in the cereal.
  • Press the mixture into a greased pan or molds like the snowflakes shown here.
  • Allow the treats to cool completely. Remove from molds, or cut into squares.
  • Melt the white chocolate chips using a double boiler, or by microwaving at 50% power for 30 seconds at a time. Stir after each interval and remove from heat once the chips are mostly melted. Stir until the white chocolate is smooth and fully melted. Add a bit of vegetable oil if needed to get the chocolate to a dipping consistency.
  • Dip treats in melted chocolate. Add sprinkles if desired.
  • Allow chocolate to harden. Store in an air-tight container until ready to eat.
  • If not eating within two days, treats can be frozen for up to 6 weeks. Store treats in layers separated by wax paper in a freezer-safe container. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Ingredient note: If you cannot find Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips, you can also substitute crushed candy canes or add a bit of peppermint extract to your melted marshmallow.

Shopping tip: If you live in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, the Neshaminy Target is a great spot to check for the Andes Peppermint Crunch on clearance in January and early February.

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