I recently decided to play around with one of my favorite quick treats—the Rice Krispies. I had seen some Rice Krispies Treats with hot cocoa on Cookies and Cups and decided to play around with that. I didn’t have Cocoa Krispies, which is what she used, so I kind of just made up my own and came up with these Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Rice Krispies Treats. I love how easy these no bake treats are.
Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Rice Krispies Treats, by Katrina, Baking and Boys! adapted from Cookies and Cups
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
5 tablespoons butter
1 (10.5 ounce) bag of mini marshmallows
3 cups French Vanilla Snowman Marshmallows (or just more minis)
8 tablespoons hot cocoa mix (I used milk chocolate flavored)
1 cup (6 ounces) milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup heavy cream
Line a 9x9 inch square pan (or for thinner treats a 9x13 pan) with tin foil. Spray with cooking spray.
In a large saucepan, start melting the butter. Add the 10.5 ounce bag of mini marshmallows and the hot cocoa mix. Cook over low heat and stir with wooden spoon until melted. Remove from heat and add the six cups of cereal. Press into the pan evenly.
Put the one cup of milk chocolate chips into a medium sized microwave safe bowl. Heat the cream in a smaller glass bowl in the microwave until bubbling. Pour the cream over the chocolate. Let sit for about one minute. Starting in the center of the bowl, start slowly whisking until the chocolate and cream melt together and is smooth and shiny.
Pour the ganache over the Rice Krispies Treats. While the ganache is still wet, line the entire surface of the treats with the snowman shaped marshmallows. Let sit for about an hour. Remove from pan using the foil edges. Peel off the foil and cut into desire sized bars on a cutting board. Keep stored in an airtight container.
You could easily use the regular mini marshmallows for the top, but I found these French Vanilla Snowman marshmallows and thought they would be fun. The ganache is the star of the show for these. Kevin said the treats are a bit thick and he would have liked them thinner, which is why I also suggested a 9x13 inch pan. Actually, my husband and sons are rather boring in the Rice Krispies Treats department. They said they would really rather just have the plain ol’ Rice Krispies Treats. Sigh. They will still get eaten, I’m sure.
These treats will be linked up over at Lisa’s Sweets for a Saturday #5. Check out the hundreds of other links to other goodies she’s got over on her blog! Thanks, Lisa!