Candy Cane Oreo White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s Rice Krispies Treats
Wow—Now THAT’S a recipe title. I didn’t want to shorten it or leave anything out. They could easily just be called Peppermint Rice Krispies Treats or Candy Cane Rice Krispies Treats, but they deserve all the recognition from each addition. Finish reading this and drooling a little, then run (or drive, I’ll allow that) to your nearest Target and find the new, limited edition Candy Cane Oreos and White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s, grab a box of Rice Krispies Cereal and some Kraft marshmallows (although if you’re like me, those are things I always have in the pantry). Better yet, look to see if Target has the new Kraft Peppermint Mallows, which is what I used. These treats are super kicked up for the holidays and are so good!
The Candy Cane Oreos are one of their best limited editions yet. They have that Girl Scouts’ Thin Mints taste, but in Oreo form. They are good. My kids really like them. And they are somewhat picky and often don’t like the “new” flavors of things. One wouldn’t even try them at first, but after doing so, is hooked.
I really like the White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s, too. They are strong, but not as much as a candy cane and have that great hint of white chocolate. The peppermint flavor is the dominate flavor. I kind of wish it wasn’t quite so strong, but I still love these! They are easy to snitch a few here and there when they are hiding in your baking closet in an open bag. (So I’ve heard.) I don’t have as much of a problem doing that with cookies, but I’m glad I bought two bags of the cookies, because my kids keep snitching those. And I’ll be back to Target soon for more of the M&M’s before they’re gone! Run! How many agree that M&M’s should come permanently in “plain” White Chocolate M&M’s flavor? Maybe we should all start a petition on their Facebook page or something. My only wish would be that they just come in regular “plain” M&M’s size. I kind of think all the new, limited edition, different flavors should just be the regular “plain” size, but they make them a little bigger, I guess so you aren’t confused. ;)
Anyway, these Rice Krispies Treats were delicious! I made some and took them to a baby shower I attended. Felt a little bad that it was a shower for a baby boy, but I think they made up for that in flavor and were accepted just fine. These treats definitely put me in more of a holiday mood.
Candy Cane Oreo White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s Rice Krispies Treats, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!
10 ounce bag of Kraft Jet Puffed Peppermint Mallows (regular mini marshmallows would work, too)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
15 Candy Cane Oreo Cookies, chopped
about 1 cup White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s
Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with foil (nonstick is my favorite!), spray lightly with cooking spray. Chop the Oreo Cookies, set aside. Put the marshmallows and butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 40 seconds. Stir. Microwave again for 30 seconds. Stir until butter is mixed in with the melted marshmallows. (You CAN also do this in a large saucepan, but it takes longer.)
Stir the cereal in to the marshmallow mixture. When it is all combined, fold in the cookies, then the M&M’s. Spread the mixture evenly into the baking pan. I like to tamp it down with a potato masher sprayed lightly with cooking spray to get it even, then I don’t have to have sticky hands. ;) Let sit on the counter for about an hour to firm up. Remove from the pan using the foil edges and peel off the foil. Set on a cutting board and cut into desired sized bars.
While I think, “Hey, at least wait for Thanksgiving to come and let’s enjoy that before Christmas is here.” I also know it will be here (and gone) before we know it. Start making treats—it will get you right in the spirit of it all, at least it has for me.