Tuesday, January 31, 2012

.hot cocoa krispie treats.

after the rave reviews from these hot cocoa cookies, i decided to take the same concept and apply it to the classic rice krispie treat.

for this dip into sticky, chocolatey, cocoa-y sweetness, you'll need 6 cups of cocoa krispies, 4 tablespoons of butter, one 10.5 oz bag of mini marshmallows, 3 packets of hot cocoa, 1/4 cup each of white chocolate, milk chocolate and semi sweet chocolate chips...because the cocoa krispies and hot cocoa just weren't enough chocolate. if you're wondering, "why not chocolate marshmallows?" then we should be good friends.

with a large pot over medium heat, melt your butter and marshmallows together. you will end up stirring a gooey blob. to that blob, add your hot cocoa packets one at a time and continue stirring. turn your heat down a little bit so you do not burn your cocoa glue.

once you have a cohesive mix of cocoa powder and marshmallow stickiness, add in your chocolate chips and keep the stir alive.

now start pouring in those famous rice krispies with a chocolate punch. it might appear at first like it will be impossible to coat every last krispie with your marshmallow conglomerate, but you can do it!

now spray a baking dish to prepare it for a whole lotta stickiness. i prefer to use a 9 X 13 so that i can cut more squares. if you like your treats thicker, use a smaller dish. go ahead and put your mass into the dish and press it all around until you have an even spread.

all you have to do now is let it cool for about half an hour and then spray a knife and cut your squares. i double dog dare you not to eat one before you have them all cut.

the best thing about these hot cocoa krispies is that while they maintain the classic feel of the original, they are packed with a comforting flavor of hot chocolate that hits a new taste bud nerve. they are a big hit with the kid in all of us.

hot cocoa krispie treats
what you need
4 tbs butter
1 10.5 oz bag mini marshmallows
1/2- 3/4 cups of mixed chocolate chips (i used white, semi-sweet and milk)
3 packets hot cocoa mix
6 cups cocoa krispies cereal

what you do
melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. stir in marshmallows until they become smooth and creamy. add hot cocoa packets and continue stirring. turn the heat down a little and add in your chocolate chips.
next, pour in the cereal and stir until everything is a cohesive mixture. in a sprayed baking dish, press in the krispie treats. let cool for 30 minutes and cut into squares. store in an air tight container.

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