Looking for a quick and easy Christmas treat for the family, look no further than a jazzed up rice krispies treat! Following a fairly warm late fall day which allowed us to play at the park, we decided that some type of treat was in order. After hearing about and watching Christmas holiday shows for a few days now, you just know the treat had to share the holiday season. With a little creativity, we had two very happy kids, and a delicious dessert.
There are countless recipes available for making delicious rice krispies treats. We did not try to make too many adjustments.
- 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows
- 1 cup Jif creamy peanut butter
- 1 package Nestle peanut butter & milk chocolate morsels
In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter slowly over medium heat. Add in the package of marshmallows and stir constantly to prevent sticking. When the marshmallows are close to loosing any shape in the mix, stir in the peanut butter. Be careful not to let burn or stick, stir well until mix is consistent. Remove pan from heat.
Grease a large bowl and put in about 2/3 of the rice krispies. Pour the warm mix over the rice krispies and add the remaining cereal on the top. Combine the mixture well. When you do not see any loose cereal in the bowl, add half of the bag of morsels. Combine and mix well.
In a greased 9″ x 13″ pan, pour the combined mixture in and smooth with a spoon or spatula. Pour the remaining morsels on the top of the flattened treat. Allow to cool. When the treats are not sticky, they are ready to cut and eat. Mind you the warm gooey ones are good also if you cannot wait.
Now we added the Christmas holiday portion of this treat. Place a treat on a plate and allow your kids to place white icing over their treat to match their tastes. One of ours liked a little, the other a lot!
Utilize red and green sprinkles and allow the kids to pick with one or both they would like and sprinkle away!! This treat is easy to make, and the kids love making them special for themselves.
Be careful with the sprinkles, those openings are typically made for adults to sprinkle and come out pretty fast!
There you have it, a twist on an old classic. Not too much time in the kitchen, and the kids are very happy! Have a great Christmas holiday season and have lots of fun times in the kitchen with your kids and grandkids.
What are your families favorite way to make rice krispies treats?
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