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Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats

Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats

Sticky and gooey cereal treats with chunks of peppermint bark.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 people
Author by Heather H. of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 10 cups fresh mini marshmallows, divided*
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup chopped peppermint bark**
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips or 1 (2-ounce) block chocolate almond bark
  • ¼ cup white chocolate or 1 (2-ounce) block vanilla almond bark
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • Cooking spray, as needed

Instructions

  1. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with generously with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan, melt butter over low heat. Spray a rubber spatula with cooking spray and once butter has melted, stir in 8 cups of marshmallows. Continue cooking over low heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows and butter are fully melted together.
  3. Once marshmallows are melted stir in peppermint extract and salt and continue cooking for an additional 30-60 seconds.
  4. Remove from heat and stir cereal and remaining 2 cups of marshmallows into melted marshmallow mixture, stirring until well combined. Note: It is ok if the additional 2 cups of marshmallows only partially melt.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, spread marshmallow covered cereal evenly into prepared 9×13-inch baking dish. Quickly press chopped peppermint bark onto the top of the prepared treats.
  6. In a small microwave safe bowl, combine dark chocolate and ½ teaspoon oil. Microwave for 30 seconds. Remove melted chocolate from microwave and stir. Return to microwave and microwave for an additional 30 seconds to continue melting, if needed. Drizzle melted dark chocolate evenly over the top of the prepared cereal treats.
  7. In a separate small microwave safe bowl, combine white chocolate and remaining ½ teaspoon oil. Microwave for 30 seconds. Remove melted chocolate from microwave and stir. Return to microwave and microwave for an additional 30 seconds to continue melting, if needed. Drizzle melted white chocolate evenly over the top of the prepared cereal treats.
  8. Allow treats to sit for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour before slicing into bars. Store cereal treats in an air tight container for 4-5 days.

Recipe Notes

*Large marshmallows can be used, just cut or tear the marshmallows in half to help them melt faster.

**I used peppermint bark baking chips, but you could use store bought or homemade peppermint bark in this recipe.