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Peanut Butter Rice Krsipie Roll

 A coworker requested peanut butter krispie treats. With chocolate. I played with the idea before when I made these, but I wanted to do it in a fun different way. 

I followed the recipe on the cereal box (1/4 cup butter, 1 bag mini mallows, 6 cups cereal), and added 1 cup of creamy peanut butter to the pot with the butter and mallows. 

  
Once it was all melted I poured it on top of the cereal and stirred it all up. It was actually easier to stir than normal because of all that peanut butter. 

 I pressed it into a sheet pan with greased up hands, then topped it with chocolate chips. 
I put the pan under the broiler for maaaybe like a minute or 2. Just enough to soften the chocolate.   

Then I spread the chocolate with a spreader…

 
Definitely doesn’t need to be perfect here. 

   
Cuz then I rolled it up into a log!

 
Carter likes to watch in the kitchen from atop his kitchen stool my dad built him. 

   
Once I had it all rolled up I wrapped it in wax paper so that it would stay together, and let it cool/harden overnight. 

 
The next morning I sliced it up! 

   
Gorgeousness golden peanut buttery krispies with a perfect chocolate swirl. 

 
I brought these to work with me and they were a hit!

  
These are seriously so good. Personally it was a tad to much chocolate for me, but everyone else disagreed and said they were perfect!

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Spring Rice Krispies

I made these Spring Rice Krispies last week for work. Instead of using my normal 13×9 pan I pressed them into a sheet pan. Once they cooled I used a butterfly cutter to cut them cute for Spring/Easter. One major advantage of doing this is lots of scraps to munch on. 😊

I added about 1/3 cup of dry funfetti cake mix to these Rice Krispie treats. (Add right into the melted mallows before pouring on the cereal.) They were super yummy but didn’t really taste “cakey” enough for me. I’ll probably add more next time. Of course I also had to top them with extra sprinkles, cuz… Duh. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful  holiday weekend! 

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Chocolate Caramel Krispies

These are super fast & easy to make and pretty darn tasty…

I started with the basic Rice Krispies Treats recipe (found here) but added 1 cup of chocolate to the melting mixture. Once it was almost completely melted, add 1 packet of Duncan Hines Flavor Creations. For these I used Caramel.

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Once the melty mixture was all stirred up with the Krispies, I sprayed my hands with non-stick spray and pressed the mixture into the pan. Then I sprinkled the top with mini chocolate chips and pressed them in gently to make sure they stuck well.

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Other Duncan Hines Flavor Creations would pair well with these chocolate krispies too – Mint Chocolate, Cherry Vanilla, Mocha, Orange Creme, even Strawberry Shortcake!

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Rainbow Krispy Treats

Krispy Treats with Fruity Pebbles mixed in.

I have been wanting to make these for awhile.

I went to the store to get the ingredients and the Fruity Pebbles were special neon colors! Perfect for me because basically that means red is replaced with pink and the rest of the colors are a little brighter. My perfect palette. 🙂

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Mix together 4 cups of Rice Krispies and 2 cups of Fruity Pebbles.

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Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a medium pot on low heat, then add an entire bag of regular marshmallows (4 cups if using mini marshmallows).

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Once they are completely melted (this takes an  eternity), pour over the cereal and mix with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula quickly until all cereal is coated.

Dump into a 13×9 pan sprayed with cooking spray. Spray cooking spray on hands and press down into pan as evenly as possible. Wait at least 2 hours. (Torture, I know.)

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Invert the pan on a cutting board and cut into 2 inch squares.

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I LOVE these. They’re not overly fruity because we just used a small amount of Fruity Pebbles. Plus, they’re fun and pretty and easy. And they would go perfectly with Easter!

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Recipe adapted from Kellogg’s and Cookies and Cups.

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Mini Krispy Cupcakes

So a couple days ago I stumbled across this recipe for small batch rice krispy treats.

GENIUS!!

All the guilt of making your unhealthy snack is gone because you can make just enough for one little dessert! I thought this would be the perfect way to experiment with different flavors without making a ton of it (just in case it turned out yucky… like that could even happen with rice krispies…)

The recipe suggests pressing them into a muffin/cupcake pan (which makes 2). I decided to do a mini muffin pan instead (which made about 12), because everyone knows that the smaller a dessert is, the cuter it is too!

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I have to give credit where credit is due here… my husband came up with the idea of dipping the tops in chocolate to make them look like cupcakes! I was going to just press them flat and drizzle them. I guess he’s pretty smart at the chocolate stuff because they turned out great!

I made 2 different kinds!!

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies

Ingredients:

1 tbsp butter

1/4 cup smooth peanut butter

1 cup mini marshmallows

1 1/2 cups rice krispies

Directions:

1. Spray muffin pan with non-stick spray.

2. In a small pot, melt butter, mallows, and peanut butter until smooth.

3. Add the rice krispies straight to the pot and stir until completely coated in goop.

4. Remove pot from heat and carefully scoop krispies into the muffin pan cavaties. Make the tops rounded if you want it to look like a cupcake, or make them flat if you want them to look like little cups.

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5. Wait. The hardest part, I know.

6. When they are set up (mine took an hour or 2), melt chocolate, white chocolate, or candy melts to dip or drizzle however you like.

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I had just enough mini mallows to do another small batch…

Chocolate Rice Krispies

Ingredients:

2 tbsp butter

1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup mini marshmallows

1 1/2 cups rice krispies

Directions:

1. Spray muffin pan with non-stick spray.

2. In a small pot, melt butter, mallows, and chocolate until smooth.

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3. Add the rice krispies straight to the pot and stir until completely coated in goop.

4. Remove pot from heat and carefully scoop krispies into the muffin pan cavaties. Make the tops rounded if you want it to look like a cupcake, or make them flat if you want them to look like little cups.

5. Wait. The hardest part, I know.

6. When they are set up (mine took an hour or 2), melt chocolate, white chocolate, or candy melts to dip or drizzle however you like.

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As soon as I can get to the store to buy more mini mallows, I will be making new krispy recipes!

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Funfetti Krispy Treat Cake

Once again, an idea from Pinterest has brought me here. Though I tweaked this one a bit.

As the title suggests, what sets these rice krispy treats apart from regular krispy treats, is the addition of funfetti cake mix. Not prepared cake batter. Just dry cake mix.

I had this box of holiday funfetti, so I decided to use it. (My brother works at a grocery store and found it after Christmas for super cheap.)

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Since everyone is pretty much over the red-and-green thing by now, I added in some other colors to hide that it was holiday funfetti.

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The colored sprinkles I bought at Layer Cake Shop, in a colored sprinkles assortment. I love having the colors separate because I can mix them however I want, or I can use just 1 specific color. (Like I did here for over the hill cookies and here for a 6 year old’s birthday cookies. Also think baby showers!)

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See? Can’t even tell it was meant for Christmas!

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Okay I have to be honest here. I have never made rice krispy treats until now. I learned a few things. 🙂

First you melt 3 tbsp butter and 1 10-oz bag of mini mallows in a large pot. It looks clumpy until it starts to melt fully.

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Once it’s smooth, mix in 1/3 cup funfetti cake mix (or yellow cake) a spoonful at a time.

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Sprinkle time! This is where I got a little messed up. (Pretend this next photo isn’t blurry.)

You want to have about 1/4 cup sprinkles, equal to about 1 full jar like you’d buy at the grocery store. Pull the pot off the hot burner and mix about half of the sprinkles into your melty mallows. Mix quickly and as little as possible – the sprinkles will melt and turn your mallow mixture greyish like mine. 😦

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Mix in 6 cups of rice krispies , then press into a greased pan. Normal people use 13×9 cake pans, I decided to go with a bundt/jello mold pan. If you use a 13×9, you can sprinkle the remaining sprinkles on top.

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Let it sit up for at least an hour. This is my Krispy Cake once I popped it out of my pan… oh yeah I forgot to mention I threw some sprinkles in the bottom for good measure.

Now comes the part where I got a little crazy. I put a little bit of candy melts in a bag, and melted them at 30 second intervals until they were smooth. Okay so I did 5 colors.

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Then I snipped a corner of each bag and squeezed colors all over my funfetti krispy bundt. Then I used the rest of my sprinkles. A lot of sprinkles. Here is the mess I was left with:

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I let the candy melts set (maybe 2 minutes) then transfered it with a cooking spatula to my cake plate. Then just cut and serve!

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Quick and tasty!

P.S. Obviously I now have leftover cake mix. I have seen many-a-recipe with dry cake powder, so I am saving it in a mason jar until that day comes.

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