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Today is the last day of Christmas Sweets Week. I hope that your sugary sweet desires have been met with all of the recipes and fun we have shared this week. I know I had a blast and am so thankful to our organizers and sponsors who make events and giveaways like this possible. Please take a peek at my intro post to learn more about out sponsoring companies.
Today, I am sharing my recipe for Grinch Rice Krispie Treats. The Grinch is one of my favorite holiday figures. Currently, we have a blow-up holiday lawn decoration of the Grinch that is pulling the lights from our house, and I am pretty sure my two year old loves him more than Santa.
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These treats are so fun to put together, and they are a very easy and a very delicious dessert perfect for a holiday party- especially if there are kiddos invited! I brought these with my Sparkling Wine, Cranberry, and White Chocolate Layer Cake to a friend's ugly sweater party and they were a hit!
This recipe uses peppermint marshmallows which are sold seasonally. Regular marshmallows work just fine. The peppermint marshmallows are VERY mild, and regular will be a comparable flavor. The peppermint marshmallows have swirls of light red, and that is where the treats get their pink coloring. If using regular you can certainly add a little food coloring to achieve the same color.
Grinch Rice Krispie Treats
- 5 tbsp butter
- 12 oz bag peppermint marshmallows
- 7 cups rice krispie cereal
- 12 oz white chocolate chips
- 3-4 drops green food coloring
- ⅓ cup Grinch sprinkles
- Place butter in a microwave safe dish and melt butter in microwave. This takes about 45 seconds.
- Place butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl. Stir to coat and microwave for 90 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir to ensure that the mixture is smooth.
- Gently stir cereal into the marshmallows until all coated and evenly mixed.
- Spread the rice krispie mixture into a 9x13 pan. Press the mixture into the pan. Tip: use a flat bottomed glass coated lightly with butter to press into pan and it will not stick and allow you to get a flat top. Allow the mixture to cool uncovered for about 10 minutes. Cut the treats into squares so you are able to dip. If you find the treats too sticky give them a little more time to cool and set.
- In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips. Heat in 10 second intervals stirring in between each heat. The chocolate should be glossy and smooth. If it becomes chalky or gritty you will need to start a new batch. Add food coloring to archive a medium green color.
- Dip ⅓ of each square into the chocolate. Tap the side of the bowl to remove excess. Place treats on wax paper and sprinkle with Grinch sprinkles. Allow chocolate to set before serving or storing in a covered container.
Here is what is on the agenda for the last day of Christmas Sweets Week!
Beverages:Eggnog Martini from Everyday Eileen
Frozen White Hot Chocolate from Jonesin' For Taste
Instant Pot Peppermint Hot Chocolate from The Crumby Kitchen
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Salted Caramel White Hot Chocolate from Who Needs A Cape?
Salted Caramel Mocha Latte from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Breakfast:Easy Homemade Eggnog Pancakes from Love and Confections
Candies:Christmas Coffee Fudge from For the Love of Food
Cookie Butter Bark from Seduction in the Kitchen
Eggnog Sugar Cookie Bark from 4 Sons 'R' Us
Grinch Rice Krispie Treats from Cheese Curd in Paradise
Homemade Fudge from Juggling Act Mama
Pecan Rum Balls from Take Two Tapas
Peppermint Marshmallow Fudge from Daily Dish Recipes
Pumpkin Honey Bun Cake from Family Around the Table
Desserts:Eggnog Gingerbread Layer Cake from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Butter Rum Glaze from Daily Dish Recipes
Gingerbread Cupcakes from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Italian Anise Biscotti from Blogghetti
Orange Meltaways from An Affair from the Heart
Snowman Christmas Cake from The Redhead Baker
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