When you want to get American, go with a gourmet twist on a nostalgic treat, Rice Krispie treats can morph into taste bud magic. Get ready for an easy dessert for picnics or BBQs that will have your guests smiling from ear to ear.
Chunky Krispie Chocolate Cherry Treats
3 TBS salted butter
1 (10 oz) bag of large marshmallows
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 cup dried cherries, chopped
1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
Line an 8×8-inch square pan with foil, allowing excess foil to to hang over edges to enable easy removal when its time to serve them. Coat foil with cooking spray or butter.
In large pot, over low heat melt butter. Add marshmallows, white chocolate chips and cook, stirring continuously until melted and smooth, approximately 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat, add in vanilla and stir until well mixed. Then add in cherries until well incorporated. Using a spatula, scrape mixture into the prepared pan and press into corners and bottom. Let cool for 1 hour.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips until smooth, checking and stirring every 30 seconds. Using a spoon, drizzle melted chocolate chips over krispies and allow to set for 15 minutes. Take hold of foil overhang and lift krispies from pan. Cut into squares and serves.
Approximately 16 squares.