Marshmallow treats… doesn’t it take you back to when you were a kid? I think this was one of the first things I ever made all by myself, I must have been about 8 years old. I remember I didn’t push them into a pan, but instead made them look like fat, deformed cookies. But I loved them… my family was probably just humoring me, but they ate them all!
I hadn’t even thought about making these until a few months ago, I’ve only made them a couple of times because I don’t want to overindulge Kristen’s sweet tooth, but… she’s still a kid, so I make these for her from time to time. (It’s a handy little lunch box snack, too).
Marshmallow treats are great just as they are, cut into squares. However, this variation is fit for a celebration, or for any time you will have a group of kids in your home. They are toddler friendly too, I gave one to Kristen and she had no trouble eating it.
The easiest way to cover your treats with chocolate, is to transfer the melted chocolate into a glass. It is easier to cover the area this way.
Marshmallow Treat Pops
Recipe from Ricekrispies.com
Yields: About 12-18 pops, depending on the size of you pan.
3 tablespoons butter
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
8 Oz Semi Sweet Chocolate (such as Baker’s)
- In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add cereal. Stir until well coated.
- 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.
- Melt chocolate in a double boiler, stirring from time to time until it has completely melted. 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.
Instead of making pops, you can:
- Cut your treats into squares and drizzle chocolate on top.
- Spread chocolate evenly on top of your prepared treats, and after it has set cut into small squares
- In step 2: Instead of pressing the mixture into a pan, spread and press it evenly on a cookie sheet. You can use metal cookie cutters to cut off shapes… and you can eat the remains ;)