Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats

by Kate on January 3, 2013

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It’s a brand new year and with that comes change and resolutions. So many resolutions involve eating healthier, losing weight, or exercising more. If your resolution sounds something like that, I suppose you can eat these virtually guilt-free since 3/4 of the ingredients are fat-free. Right? At least that’s what I keep telling myself. I love Rice Krispie treats because outside of a couple of tablespoons of butter everything else is guilt-free if you close your eyes and don’t look at the grams of sugar. Oh and then there’s that drizzle of chocolate over the top. Hmm… Ok, so I guess these can’t be touted as health food but they’re so darn tasty that you just won’t be able to help yourself. Or is that just me? Please, tell me it isn’t only me.

Despite using up a bunch of my Christmas candy canes on that amazing Peppermint Chocolate Cake, I still had a few left over.Since I’m kinda in love with Rice Krispie treats I decided to make a pepperminty version and I’m so glad I did. They’re cool, refreshing, chewy and just a little chocolatey. Everything a sweet snack should be. I’m also officially out of candy canes too which is a plus because now I’m ready for a change.

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Enjoy!

~K

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Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats

15 minutes

Yield: 12 squares

Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie treats with the refreshing coolness of peppermint and a drizzle of chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 (10 ounce) package marshmallows or 4 cups mini-marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 3 full size candy canes or 15 round hard peppermint candies, crushed coarsely
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Spray a 13x9-inch dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth.
  3. Stir in the peppermint extract. Add the rice cereal and the crushed peppermint candy, reserving a handful. Stir together until evenly coated.
  4. Scrape the marshmallow mixture into the prepared dish and press down evenly. Cool completely.
  5. Melt the chocolate chips. Drizzle over the top and sprinkle with reserved crushed peppermint candy. Once the chocolate has set, cut into 2-inch squares.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

Adapted from Kellogg's

https://foodbabbles.com/peppermint-rice-krispie-treats/

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Barbara | Creative Culinary January 3, 2013 at 11:04 am

I made my own upscale version of Rice Krispie treats a couple of months ago Kate and while the effort was really for someone else…I was SO reminded of how much I just love those little buggars! Thankful I don’t have Rice Krispies on hand because I do have the leftover candy canes and chocolate and would be sorely tempted…they look wonderful!

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Kate January 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Thank you Barb! Oh and I remember your incredible Rice Krispie treats. I really need to make those!!

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Terra January 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm

What a perfect way to use up your leftover peppermint candy, they look wonderful! I could snack on rice krispie treats everyday….but don’t tell anyone I told you that! LOL:-) Hugs, Terra

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Kate January 4, 2013 at 5:41 pm

You and me both Terra!

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Kim Bee January 4, 2013 at 12:17 am

I must try these. Love krispie treats way too much. And peppermint just makes everything better.

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Kate January 4, 2013 at 5:41 pm

You and I are on the same page, Kim Bee! I could eat an entire tray of krispie treats with no problem.

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suzanne January 4, 2013 at 8:02 am

Oh do I love rice krispie treats, and this is a recipe I have to try. Have a bunch of candy canes left over I could probably eat the whole batch myself.

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Kate January 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Me too Suzanne! I could have eaten them all myself. I had to get them out of my house 🙂

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts January 4, 2013 at 10:23 am

Chocolate is supposed to be good for you, isn’t it? At least dark chocolate. So I think you are still ok with saying these are health food 🙂
They sound wonderful, I haven’t had rice krispie treats in far too long!

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Kate January 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Yes! I love the way you think Erin 😉 Dark chocolate is heart healthy so these are DEFINITELY falling squarely into the “health food category” 🙂

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Tracy January 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm

It’s not just you, I wouldn’t be able to help myself either. I don’t like that every New Year starts with everyone getting on a huge health kick that inevitably ends before the month is over. Everything in moderation I say – so I’ll enjoy a few of these rice krispie treats! 🙂

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Kate January 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Everything in moderation, I couldn’t agree more. Hope you had a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year Tracy!

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Laura Dembowski January 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I made some similar Rice Krispies treats on my blog. There is something about peppermint and Rice Krispies that just goes together. And they do seem kind of healthy, don’t they?

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Kate January 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm

I’ll have to go check your Krispie treats out! They do seem kind of healthy 🙂 I wish it were more true!

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