Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cool Mint Oreo Cocoa Krispies Treats

Mint Oreo Cocoa Rice Krispies 1-5-12

Almost have nothing to say about these latest Rice Krispies Treats creation of mine—because the pictures do all the talking.  If you like Oreo cookies and particularly the Mint Filled Oreos, you’ll really like these Cool Mint Oreo Cocoa Krispies Treat!

I was inspired by a couple of things in my pantry.  One was a bag of yet another Kraft marshmallows I’d found recently—chocolate mint.

Kraft Chocolate Mint Marshmallows

I like them.  They aren’t too chocolate minty, but were perfect for making these treats.  My family must have liked the mallows, too—as I only had half a bag left because they thought they’d be perfect in their chocolate mint hot cocoa recently.  So I made these Rice Krispies Treats with only half a bag of the chocolate mint ones and a whole bag of regular mini marshmallows.  I also had some Cocoa Krispies cereal, so I used those, but regular Rice Krispies would be great, too!

So, besides having the chocolate mint marshmallows, I also just happened to have some Cool Mint Oreo cookies, too.  I’m working on using things in my pantry!  (Oh, I’ve still got lots of sweet goodies in my baking pantry, so stay tuned!)  I’d bought the Oreos for just such a treat as these—and then, once again, my family started eating the cookies.  So these treats actually don’t have as many cookies as I would have liked to put in them, but still plenty and if you make these—put as many Oreos as you’d like!

Cool Mint Oreo Cocoa Krispies Treats, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

10.5 ounce bag of regular mini marshmallows

4 ounces (1/2 a bag) Chocolate Mint Marshmallows (if you can’t find them, just use more mini marshmallows)

7  1/2 cups, (310 grams) Cocoa Krispies cereal (regular Rice Krispies would be fine, too)

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

16 Cool Mint Oreo cookies (or more, if desired), roughly chopped

Line a 9x9 inch pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.  Set aside.

In a large microwave safe bowl, combine all the marshmallows and the butter.  Microwave in 30 second intervals until all melted.  (It only takes a minute to a minute and a half.)  Stir with a wooden spoon.  Add the cereal and stir together until combined.   Fold in the cookies.  Spread the mixture evenly in the pan and press down evenly.  (I use a flat potato masher that is lightly sprayed with cooking spray—it works perfectly!)  Let set at room temperature for an hour or two.  Remove from pan with foil edges.  Peel off foil and cut into desired size pieces on a cutting board.

Mint Oreo Cocoa Krispies Treats 1-5-12 If you like chocolate mint things, you’re really like these.  The mint flavor isn’t too strong and perfectly sweet!


Bunny said...

Man have rice krispy treats come along way since I made them for my kids!!! These look terrific!

Leslie said...

I bought those marshmallows. We threw them kids hated them...weirdos. But I bet they made a good addition to these krispie treat

Shelby said...

I am a sucker for every kind of "different" marshmallow I find too...I actually think we have discussed that before! These treats look Yummy!! I love mint oreos!

hannah Kendall said...

Damn these look fantastic! You are such a creative genious! xox

Food Frenzy said...

Absolutely fantastic. We love seeing your amazing dessert creations.

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Tracey said...

These look awesome Katrina! I'm a lover of most mint treats, so these would definitely go over well here.