Speaking of mornings...I didn't take pictures, so I don't have anything to show you but I was up this morning at 4 AM making chocolate rice krispies treats. I found Jet Puff Chocolate Marshmallows at the grocery a few weeks back. I thought they would make a nice chocolate rice krispies treat for a co-worker. She's great fun. Her husband is the one who brokers Oregon blueberries. I told her I wanted to make her something fun for the free blueberries she gave me (not that she expected that or asked for it)
She's a huge fan of rice krispies treats. She even had her wedding cake made out of rice krispies treats. I know she likes chocolate too so I thought these would fit the bill. All the recipes I look at say they are best the day made. I thought I could manage something that fast this morning so I went for it.
The recipe is very easy. One bag of chocolate marshmallows, 3 T. butter. I did mine on the stove but the bag's recipe gives microwave instructions which would make them even faster. After you melt that, you stir it into 6 c. of rice krispies. After the treat is mixed well, you transfer it to a greased 9x13 pan and pat it in firmly and allow it to cool. I decided to up the ante of chocolate by adding some mini chocolate chips to the top and pressing them into the treats. I thought the heat would melt them if I stirred them in to the whole mix.
The mini chips really didn't melt at all on top. The heat dissipated so fast they just stayed as they were. I worried that would make the top too hard but apparently it worked great. Jaime assured me I shouldn't rethink that next time. She loved them and had fun munching on them all day. She did save one for her husband, Jeff, but my container was empty by early afternoon.
If you need a quick chocolate treat--give these a try! I've also heard they work well with cocoa krispies instead of rice krispies. Jaime was excited to hear they have chocolate marshmallows. She's going to try a new s'more next cookout. Chocolate, chocolate marshmallows and chocolate grahams. I'll let you know if I hear of the results!