Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Peppermint Crispy Rice Treats and Blog Hop!

I have a super easy {and absolutely delicious!} recipe to share with you today that is perfect for parties, neighbor gifts, bake sales, and anything Christmasy! These are a gooey, soft crispy rice treat, with a lightly peppermint flavored, decadent chocolate topping, garnished with soft peppermint candies. It takes just a few minutes, and only a few ingredients, to whip these up, so they are the perfect go-to treat recipe for the holidays. 

Even better, after I share my recipe I will share the links of tons of other wonderful Christmas inspiration in a fabulous Christmas Extravaganza Blog Hop! If you are visiting from the party, WELCOME!! I am so glad you are here :)

You will need:
1 stick of butter
1 bag of mini marshmallows
5 1/2 cups of crispy rice cereal
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 tsp peppermint extract 
crushed soft peppermint butter mints (Walmart has them year-around)

In a heavy pot on medium heat, melt 1 stick of butter. Add 1 full bag of mini marshmallows {or at least most of it if you are like me and Ella and sneak a few!} Stir over heat until marshmallows are mostly melted. remove from heat and stir until they melt the rest of the way. Add cereal and stir until well coated with the marshmallow mixture. 

Press into a pan of your choice. A 13x9 pan works well or I love to use my 7 1/2" x 11" pan for a slightly thicker treat. Set aside to cool.

Pour chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave, stirring every 15 seconds until almost completely melted. Remove from microwave and stir until it is the rest of the way melted. Add peppermint extract to chocolate and stir well. Pour chocolate over crispy rice treats and sprinkle with crushed peppermint butter mints. Allow to cool before cutting and serving. 

They really are so easy and delicious! I hope you enjoy them!

I hope you will visit these other awesome ladies on the Christmas Extravaganza this week to get all kinds of wonderful inspiration! 

Christmas Extravaganza Blog Hop Participants
MondayKim at Sand & SisalDebbie at Debbiedoo’sKristi and Kelli at Lolly Jane|
Kristin at Yellow Bliss Road
TuesdayKristin at My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaAngelina at JoJo and EloiseDestiny at A Place for UsKristen at Ella Claire
WednesdayCourtney at French Country CottageChelsea at Two Twenty OneHeather at Setting for FourJennifer at Town and Country Living
ThursdayMaryann at Domestically SpeakingRoeshel at DIY Show OffMary Beth at Cupcakes and CrinolineShannon at Fox Hollow Cottage
and Friday it’s Your turn – It’s the Christmas Extravaganza Linky Party.Come share your Christmas d├ęcor, recipes and more!
Thanks for reading! 


pretty little things said...

omg those look so amazing! I need to make these asap! : )


Heather SettingforFour said...

MMMmmmmm - yummy!! Thanks for sharing your pepperminty treat Kristen! I'll be adding this to my holiday baking recipe list!! It's so fun to party with you this week! Pinned !! ~Heather

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

YUM! I love mint... I think we're going to make these for our neighbor baskets.

Angelina- JoJo & Eloise said...

I would have to agree with everyone else, YUMM!!!! these look Amazing! I seriously could eat the whole batch. I am the type to eat the toppings first... :) Then the chocolate, then the yummy rice crispies. Thanks for sharing these with us and so glad to be partying with you again!

Debbiedoos said...

YUMMMMY! My boys would LOVE these. Thanks for sharing.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

That sounds so delicious!!

Lolly Jane said...

Yum yum! Please ship me some of these (;

jennifer robin said...

Look delicious!! I will have to make a batch!!

Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road said...

These look so yummy! I love the peppermint butter mints!!

Mary Beth said...

Kristen, this looks so delicious! I love the flavor combinations.

Sylvia Dewy said...

This looks so tempting!! love the peppermint over the cakes .. really need to try this recipe out...

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