Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rice Krispies Dipper Treats

I love Rice Krispie Treats!  When I was in college a friend of mine would go home every weekend and her mom would send her back with a huge plate of Rice Krispie Treats! There was something about her method (I still haven't figured it out) but I am telling you they were the best Rice Krispie Treats EVER! 18 years later I still ask her to make them! I thought this was a fun take on the traditional squares.

Rice Krispies Dipper Treats

3 tablespoons   butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40)  regular marshmallows
-or- 4 cups miniture marshmallows
6 cups   Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
18   wooden ice cream sticks
1 1/2 cups  semi-sweet chocolate morsels (-or- white chocolate morsels) 
1 tablespoon  vegetable oil
Multi-colored sprinkles (optional) 

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add cereal. Stir until well coated.

2. Using buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into eighteen 3 x 2-inch bars. Push one stick into the bottom of each bar.

3. In small microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate morsels and oil. Microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Dip bars into chocolate and decorate as you like. Place on wax paper lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Best if served the same day.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on High for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

Notes:For best results, use fresh marshmallows. A jar (7 oz.) of  marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.

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