Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Loaded Rice Krispies

Here is a pic of my loaded treats while my chocolate was still gooey. Yum!!

Loaded Rice Krispies...these things are A-MA-ZING! Seriously. So quick and easy, but very very good. I originally got the idea from Mix and Match Mama, but once I made them and tasted them, I realized that I've had them before! I've also seen several similar recipes on Pinterest. If you have a mom, aunt, or grandmother, chances are one of them have a recipe similar to this. I like to call them Loaded Rice Krispies because they are loaded with yummy goodness, but I've also heard them called Scotch-a-roos, and Chocolate Butter Scotch Rice Krispies. If you want to see Shay's original recipe, you can find it here.  I tweaked and combined the recipes that I found, and here's how I made mine:

For the treats:
1-10 oz. bag of mini marshmallows
4 tablespoons of butter
1 cup peanut butter
5 cups Rice Krispie Cereal

For the topping:
1 cup chopped Hershey pieces (I had some Easter candy I needed to use up, so I chopped 4 solid Hershey's bunnies, and used them. You could chop up a regular Hershey's bar, use kisses, or even use milk chocolate chips.)
1 cup butterscotch chips (If you don't like butterscotch, you could use all milk chocolate, or use peanut butter chips, or even white chocolate chips if you wanted)
1/4 cup chocolate chips (or chocolate chunks, or M&M's, or sprinkles...whatever you like!)

To make them, start by melting your butter in a big pot on the stove. Once your butter is melted, dump in your marshmallows. Stir to coat them in butter, and leave them on the heat until they are melted. Once the marshmallows are melted, turn off your burner and remove the pot from the heat. Mix in your peanut butter. Then mix in your Rice Krispies, a cup or so at a time. Next, spray your 13x9 pan, and spread your Rice Krispie mixture out into the pan. Press your treats down so they are compact and flat. You can use a spatula for this if you don't want to get your hands sticky.
Press your treats down so they are compact and flat. 

For the topping, put your chocolate chunks and all of your butterscotch chips in a small bowl and microwave until melted and stir together. You may want to take your bowl out and stir the chips a couple of times while melting. I heated mine for about 1 minute and 30 seconds. Lastly, spread your melted chocolate mixture evenly over the top of your treats. Then sprinkle your 1/4 cup of chocolate chips over the top. Let them cool for about 30 minutes so the chocolate topping can harden. Then serve and enjoy!
Final product.... YUM!!

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