First of all, a huge thank you for all of your inspiring comments on Sunday’s post! I was actually a little nervous to hit publish but I’m so glad I did. I love this community:-)
Now, let’s get back to the desserts! For the shower, I made some of my old favorites and a couple of new recipes. Additionally, I made cookie brownie layer bars, a strawberry birthday cake (recipe to come!) and these Double Chocolate Minty Treats.
Coming up with the menu for an event like this is so much fun. Just like with my Thanksgiving dinner party, I wanted to have a variety of delicious and fun pick-up desserts. After accounting for chocolate, caramel, peanut butter and sweet and salty, I knew I needed to fill the hole for Sara’s love of chocolate with mint. Madison’s rice krispie treat pops immediately caught my eye, but I knew I didn’t have time to make individual pops for a big crowd. Instead, I made the rice krispie treats in their regular form and dipped them in chocolate to keep them special, fun and delicious. It turns out these were the favorite for quite a few people so I think the recipe was definitely a success!
Start by melting butter in a large pot
Add the marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted
Remove pot from heat, and stir in Andes
Add rice krispies to the mixture and stir
Once everything is combined, press the ingredients into a 13X9 pan lined with foil and allow to cool
Once cool, remove the rice krispie treats from the pan; the easiest way to do this is to flip the pan upside down and peel off the foil
Cut the treats in to small cubes (I made slices in a 9X7 matrix)
Now set up a space to dip your treats in chocolate; I suggest lining 2 jelly roll pans with wax paper for the chocolate to harden
Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring in-between each until chocolate is smooth
One at a time, dip rice krispie treats in the chocolate to cover half of each bar
Allow to cool for 1-2 hours[print_this]
Double Chocolate Mint Krispie Treats
Adapted from Espresso and Cream
Makes ~60 rice krispie bites
- ½ stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
- 1 10.5-ounce bag mini marshmallows
- 1 heaping cup Andes (or mint chocolate candy of choice)
- 7 cups rice krispies
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate for melting
- Melting butter over low-medium heat in a large pot
- Add the marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted
- Remove pot from heat, and stir in Andes
- Add rice krispies to the mixture and stir
- Once everything is combined, press the ingredients into a 13X9 pan lined with foil and allow to cool
- Once cool, remove the rice krispie treats from the pan; the easiest way to do this is to flip the pan upside down and peel off the foil
- Cut the treats in to small cubes (I made slices in a 9X7 matrix)
- Now set up a space to dip your treats in chocolate; I suggest lining 2 jelly roll pans with wax paper for the chocolate to harden
- Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring in-between each until chocolate is smooth
- One at a time, dip rice krispie treats in the chocolate to cover half of each bar
- Allow to cool for 1-2 hours
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Nice recipe, friend. I’d definitely try!
YUM! These look sooooo good. I love how you added mint to it!!
Yay! I”m so happy these turned out well for you, and I love the way you adapted them. Such a fun little chocolate-dipped treat. Isn’t amazing how sometimes the simplest desserts can such a hit?
I know, sometimes makes me wonder why I make complicated desserts too:-) I wish I had the patience for your pops, though!
First of all. Photos=gorgeous. And mint. MINT. I could just die of happiness right then and there! These are like everything I wanted from rice krispies treats as a kid and then some!
fun twist on a classic! Looks awesome :)
These look soooo Good! As much as I love chocolate, I never thought to do this. Great idea!
These look super tasty! I can’t wait to try them :)
I should make these and then promptly bring them to work as to not eat the entire pan. Plus then everyone will love me for sure.
lol they will definitely love you and i have the same issue… the leftover desserts in my freezer have been calling my name!
These look SO GOOD! Do you think you could have dipped the rice crispy treat bars in melted Andes chocolates to make it extra minty?
It definitely would be good if you like extra minty!
P.S. I don’t know how you have the patience for dipping each bar individually!
You could probably melt chocolate and pour it over the top of the whole batch and then cut them up:-)
mmmm – these look amazing! I am really a kid at heart, as rice crispy treats are one of my all-time FAVE snacks/desserts already. Add chocolate + mint = genius! : )
these look delicious!! i love andes mints. and rice krispie treats. but i never make them. i think i should very soon.
Yum! I am loving this minty twist! Andes mints in anything is delcious! :)
oh my god i need to make these!! they look incredibly delicious!!!
These look great Lauren! What a perfect addition to a party table!
Aren’t those cute desserts!
Oh! I love chocolate and mint! I’ve never seen rice krispies made like this before, but these are awesome! I love your unique twist :)
These make me happy! My mouth is tingling as if I’d already had a bite…and in my imagination, they are soooo good!
Yes, I’ve been dreaming about her pops too! I love the addition of mint!
What a fun twist on a classic dessert. Love it!
I stopped over here because of a comment you left on food bride sometime last year. I went into a sugar happiness heaven just looking at your banner. This post got me thinking about what I can add to rice crispies…oddly enough, zucchini came to mind. :)
I love how they are bite sized. Looks so fun to make and great for parties
These looks so good! I love chocolate and mint together!
I love the combo of mint and chocolate. This recipe looks like a winner!
Adding mint chocolate to crispy treats is a genius idea! I looooove mint chocolate! YUM
Just found your blog from the comment you left on mine so I wanted to stop by and say hello! These look sooo good!
This looks really awesome, I have been thinking of ways to incorporate puffed rice into recipes – thanks for the idea.
I’m afraid I would eat all of these. YUM!