Monday, December 13, 2010
So So Minty Christmas Tree Treat
This is a twist on the usual Rice Krispies treats....since I was doing a chocolate theme I could have used Cocoa Krispies come to think of it. The measurements are a little loose...but honestly it's Rice Krispies treats you really can't go wrong zipping those together...ehehehe. Pssst....I used the store brand of cereal instead of Kellogg's...a sin I know.
I realized after I finished attaching all the mini mints that I could have used them to make a pretty garland look instead of random ornaments....hindsight and all that. You can use whatever you like for decorations....crushed candy canes, holiday M&M's, ect.
Minty Christmas Tree
1/2 bag Jumbo Marshmallows
2 tbls tub margarine
1/2 box Rice Krispies
12oz bag Dark Chocolate and Mint Chips
1 tbls shortening
Mini Mints for garnish
Melt the marshmallows and the margarine in the microwave, stirring often so you don't overheat it. In a separate bowl, melt 6oz of the chocolate and mint chips in the microwave. When the chips are melted and smooth add them to the melted marshmallows. Mix in the cereal.
Pour the cereal mixture out onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Form it into a rough Christmas tree shape. Using a piece of waxed paper to keep the mixture from sticking to your hand, press the mixture together more firmly and finish shaping it.
Melt the remaining 6oz of dark chocolate and mint chips and shortening in the microwave. Spoon the chocolate over the tree and spread it around to get a nice coating. Chill for 30 minutes to an hour to set. Remove from fridge and decorate. You can use some of the leftover chocolate (or melt some extra) to pipe garland ropes...though don't pipe it as narrowly as I did since it blended right in. Attach your mini mints using a little dab of melted chocolate on the back of the pieces to hold them in place. Chill for another 30 minutes to set and then nosh.
A few more pics....