Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ah-mazing Rice Krispy Treats

Christmas isn't over just yet. At least not in this household. I say this only because I haven't been able to bring myself to take down the Christmas tree or empty out my stocking. After all, we just received a few really amazing ornaments as gifts in the last few days, and I'd hate to miss displaying them for at least a week or so.

Besides, if you'd like to get technical, we're in the midst of the 12 Day of Christmas right now. So, I really shouldn't be contemplating the removal of our Christmas tree until Epiphany on January 6. How do I know this? Christmas Eve Trivia with the Bogdajewicz side of the family. I'm really not brilliant enough to come to my own defense when it comes to Christmas decoration removal.

Even if you're done with Christmas, I think you'll appreciate this tasty little recipe. If you're hosting an appetizer night for NYE like my friends, or just planning to take some treats with you to a get together, you can't go wrong with decadent Rice Krispy Treats like these.

AH-mazing Rice Krispy Treats
Makes approximately 30 - 40 treats depending on size

8 cups Rice Krispies
2 cups creamy peanut butter
24 oz. vanilla bark
10 oz miniature marshmallows

Combine cereal and marshmallows in a large bowl. Set aside.

Lightly coat a large jelly roll pan or cookie sheets with edges with non-stick spray. Set aside.

Place vanilla bark and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt on regular power for 45 seconds. Stir. Continue to melt the peanut butter mixture in increments of 30 seconds, stirring between each. When the mixture is completely melted and smooth, pour over cereal and marshmallows.

Stir the cereal and peanut butter mixture until completely coated. Transfer to the prepared jelly roll pan. Using a spatula, evenly spread the mixture across the pan. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting into squares.

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