This past weekend was my aunt's annual cookie exchange! If you don't know what a cookie exchange is, it's just an event you can put together at any time of the year really, and all your friends and family get bring different cookies (or any other dessert they like). Everyone then takes home a little bit of everyone's desserts. My mom and I always enjoy going to my aunt's because the two of us love to bake, especially me, so we usually have a night where we bake our things together. Just kind of a mother daughter baking bonding time. :)
This year I decided to stray from my typical Oatmeal Chocolate Chips cookies (which are delicious by the way), and I made Rice Krispie Treats. One were white chocolate cranberry, and the others were dark chocolate blueberry. Everyone seemed to like them, so naturally I want to put them on my blog to share with all of you! Yeay!
These are the simplest desserts you could make, so if you aren't really into the whole baking thing, then these are PERFECT!
What You Need:
12 cups of Rice Krispie Cereal (usually a family size box)
2 bags of miniature marshmallows
6 tbsp butter
1 bag of dried cranberries
1 bag of dried blueberries
1 bag of white chocolate chips
1 bag of dark (or milk) chocolate chips
Steps: Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a sauce pan and add 1 bag of marshmallows to the melted butter. Stir the two until completed melted. Add the marshmallow mixture into 6 cups of Rice Krispie Cereal and stir the two together. For the first batch, you will need to add in the dried cranberries into the Rice Krispie mixture, then lay it out in which every container you choose. I have a large glass pan that I lay parchment paper in and pour the mix into. Then let the treats sit to set up. For the blueberry batch, you will need to do the exact same steps as the first except add blueberries instead of cranberries.
Once the Rice Krispies have hardened to your liking, you can begin to add the chocolate. You can take the easy way and microwave the chocolate chips, but I always burn the chocolate when I do that. Instead, I boil a pot of water, and when it comes to a complete boil, I place one of those cool melting bowls (I have no idea what they're called ha), and pour the bag of chocolate chips in to melt. You want to do each bag separately because the melted white chocolate will be poured over the cranberry treats, and the dark chocolate will be poured over the blueberry treats.
Once the chocolate is poured and spread over the top of the treats, let them hardened again because it will be easier to cut and eat. When they're good to go, you can cut them to the way you prefer, and it's all done! I told you they were easy! It does take time for them to hardened, but other than that, they are so quick and simple! :)
If you do try this out, then let me know because I would love to see! Also, if you have a favorite cookie or dessert recipe, please let know. I absolutely love baking and trying out new recipes! :)