Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cookies & Cream Rice Krispies Treats

My cousin, Angela, not only had a birthday last month, but she also started college this fall.  And though it's been (gulp) ten years since I've been in college, I fondly remember packages full of fun stuff and food and the anticipation of getting a package slip in my mail box, wondering who it was from and what it could be.  So I set about filling a box full of the essentials: microwave popcorn, gum, candy and of course, a homemade treat or two.  When I told Dave I was making Rice Krispies treats for Angela, he kind of shrugged and said that was cool.  When he learned they weren't just the plain old version he exclaimed, "Rice Krispies treats come in different flavors?  Why didn't anyone ever tell me this?"  Of course we had to taste test these before sending them to an eager college kid and they certainly delivered in the yummy department.  Chewy and crunchy, not too sweet, with bits of mini Oreos scattered throughout and a drizzle of chocolate swirled on top, these aren't your run of the mill Snap Krackle Pop treats.  It's a little bit of chocolate tucked into an already crowd-pleasing treat.

This recipe comes from Picky Palate and I was surprised by her slight alteration to the original Rice Krispies Treats quantities.  She cut down on the marshmallow slightly and upped the amount of cereal, in addition to the mix ins.  The result was still delicious.

Cookies & Cream Rice Krispies Treats


4 Tablespoons butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
8 cups Rice Krispies cereal
8 ounces mini Oreo cookies
1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine cereal and mini Oreos.  Set aside.

In a medium sauce pan, melt butter and marshmallows until smooth.

Pour melted mixture over cereal mixture and stir to combine, working quickly to make sure everything is coated.

Turn into a 9 x 13 inch pan and press evenly to smooth into pan.

Melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 second to 1 minute.  Drizzle on top of treats.

Allow to cool and set, then cut into squares.

Makes 24 treats.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

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1 comment:

  1. Melting marshmellows and butter together has to be one of the most fun things you can do in a kitchen.