Welcome to The Cookie Monster, a blog about the most marvelous, versatile, and beloved bakeable item in the land: The cookie. You may see occassional forays into pies, bars, and other sweet treats, but my main focus is and has always been on the bite sized genius behind my very favorite snack. Happy Baking!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Rice Krispie Treats, with a chocolate drizzle

Over the Holiday weekend I spent some quality time with good friends, grilling, drinking, and dancing around the campfire. Naturally this was an occasion for a lot of baking. Our friends all brought their kiddos, and when all was said and done we had a weekend headcount of 20 or so people.

Serious desserts were in order.
For the occasion I made some M&M cookies, some Heath bar cookies, a 3-tiered birthday cake, (recipes all to come shortly) and lastly, Rice Krispie treats, with a little extra kick of deliciousness added in. One might think it silly to post such a simple recipe, but I'd never made them before so....

6 cups rice krispes
3 tablespoons butter
10 ounce bag of marshmallows
2 tablespoons shortening
4 ounces baker's chocolate

First off, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Add in the marshmallows. Let them melt completely into an ooey-goey mess.

Meanwhile, add the chocolate and the shortening to a small saucepan and allow to melt over low heat. once this is all mixed together, allow to cool until easy to handle.

add the butter-marshmallow madness to a large bowl filled with the rice krisipes. mix, until combined, I wanted to eat it by the handfull...

Spray a 13x9 inch baking pan with cooking spray, and press the rice krispie mixture into the pan. To flatten out the top, take a piece of wax paper and evenly press down.

last but not least, drizzle the melted chocolate over the Krispies. Let everything cool, and enjoy!

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