White Chocolate Cherry Rice Krispies Treats

I couldn’t remember the last time that I ate a Rice Krispie treat. What a shame. To change that, I headed to the kitchen to make one of the simplest desserts known to man. I mixed mine up by adding bits of dried cherries and finished them off with a drizzle of white chocolate. A fine twist on the classic! Bonus, the cherries add a punch of red that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day ♥

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White Chocolate Cherry Rice Krispies Treats

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From: Spoonful of Sugar

Ingredients

Rice Krispies Treats

6 cup Rice Krispies
1 cup dried cherries
5 Tbsp butter
10 oz. (about 7 cups) large marshmallows (or 7 cups of small marshmallows)
1 tsp vanilla

White Chocolate Drizzle

1 cup white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Rice Krispies Treats

Line a pan (8×8″ or 9×9″) with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

Pour Rice Krispies and dried cherries into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until fully melted. Reduce heat to low and stir in the marshmallows.  Stir until mostly melted, about 3 minutes, and remove from heat.  Stir in the vanilla. Work quickly and pour the marshmallow mix into the bowl of Rice Krispies and cherries. Stir to combine.  Pour into prepared pan and press down to flatten. Allow the treats to cool completely.

White Chocolate Drizzle

Combine white chocolate drizzle ingredients in a small bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir. If not fully melted, continue to microwave for 10-20 seconds at a time.  Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cooled Rice Krispies with a fork or spoon.  Allow the drizzle to set up a bit, around 5-10 minutes, before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

Stir the dried cherries and Rice Krispies together in a large bowl. Set aside.

Stir the dried cherries and Rice Krispies together in a large bowl. Set aside.

Melt butter in large saucepan.

Melt butter in large saucepan.

Once the butter is melted, turn the heat down to low and add the marshmallows. Stir for about 3 minutes until the marshmallows are almost fully melted.

Once the butter is melted, turn the heat down to low and add the marshmallows. Stir for about 3 minutes until the marshmallows are almost fully melted.

Stir in vanilla.

Stir in vanilla.

Pour marshmallow mixture over the Rice Krispies and cherries.

Pour marshmallow mixture over the Rice Krispies and cherries.

Stir to combine.

Stir to combine.

Line a pan with foil & spray with cooking spray. Press Rice Krispies treats into prepared pan. Allow to cool completely.

Line a pan with foil & spray with cooking spray. Press Rice Krispies treats into prepared pan. Allow to cool completely.

To prepare the white chocolate drizzle, place white chocolate chips, milk, and vanilla in a small bow. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. If not fully melted, microwave in 10-20 second intervals until smooth.

To prepare the white chocolate drizzle, place white chocolate chips, milk, and vanilla in a small bow. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. If not fully melted, microwave in 10-20 second intervals until smooth.

Use a spoon or fork to drizzle the melted chocolate over the cooled bars. Slice & serve (you can slice before or after drizzling).

Use a spoon or fork to drizzle the melted chocolate over the cooled bars. Slice & serve (you can slice before or after drizzling).

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