Mocha Marshmallow Krispie Treats

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Chocolate-Mocha-Rice-Krispie-TreatsHaving produced a spectacular batch of Homemade Mocha Marshmallows, it dawned on me that Larry and I would never just sit and eat marshmallows. I get enough s’mores on Camp GetAway weekends.

I asked Larry, “Krispie Treats?”  He almost said “duh,” but wisely caught himself.

Not so duh, try finding the right rice crispy cereal at Whole Foods, the closest store within walking distance. We opted out of the idea of a brown rice cereal, and walked further to Ralphs for the Real Deal. Back home, I learned a remarkable thing; I already knew that the fresher the marshmallow, the faster the melt. Well, fresh HOMEMADE marshmallows, zzzzzip, they liquefy in a blink, so watch your batch closely. Adding a schmere of chocolate on the top was an after-thought; the treats themselves weren’t mocha-y enough for me.

Mocha Marshmallow Krispie Treats

Adapted from the original Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Treats recipe

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 10 oz. marshmallows (approximately 40 large or homemade size)
  • 6 cups rice crispy cereal

Spray a 9 x 13 x 2-inch pan with non-stick spray.  In a large saucepan, melt the butter.  Add marshmallows, keep the heat low and stir often as they melt.   Place the crispy treat cereal in a large bowl, once marshmallows are melted, pour over the cereal and quickly blend together with a wooden spoon (if your pot is large enough, you can do it all in there after you remove it from the heat).  Turn out the mixture into the pan and spread in an even layer with a spatula.  Cover with a towel and set aside several hours or overnight to cool and dry.   Cut into whatever shape you desire.   Makes 15 to 24 treats, depending on size.

To add chocolate layer, melt 1 cup chocolate chips on MEDIUM in the microwave, stir after each 30 seconds until melted.  Frost the individual treats.  Place in refrigerator until set.

Note:  yes, you can do the marshmallow melting in the microwave in a giant bowl and mix everything together after that, too.

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1 Kendra/Cooking Mama August 31, 2009 at 11:25 am

I just about took a bite out of my monitor. Oh yum!!!!!!

2 Cooking Like Mom August 30, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I normally cook healthy dinners and treats for my family, but every once in a while… there’s nothing like an ooey gooey Rice Krispies Treat! Covered in chocolate?… even better. If you’re a fan of mint chocolate, like we are, you may even want to purchase some mint flavoring and add a few drops to your chocolate. Another fun thing is to spread a bit of peanut butter on your treats before you add the butter. Oh, it’s so good. 🙂

3 Josephine August 26, 2009 at 3:24 pm

I will have to try this with homemade marshmallows. I am trying to keep the kids from eating bad stuff at home when I can control it, and making “bad stuff” as wholesome as possible is a goal. I will have to try it…after reading the ingredients of marshmallows, I may never tough them again (although Whole Foods makes nice ones, too). Thanks.

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