The Freshman Cook: Merry Krispie Bars!

Here is a quick, oh, so good, festive bar to make for the holidays. It seems like everyone likes these. There is just something about them that makes people smile! Maybe it’s the perennial favorite rice krispie treats, or maybe the milk chocolate, the candy canes, or perhaps it’s the red and white peppermint M and M’s. But whatever the reason, I hope they make you smile too!

Merry Krispie Bars

2 tablespoon Butter

4 cups Peppermint Mini Marshmallows

5 cups Rice Krispie Cereal

Milk Chocolate Chips

White Almond Bark

25-30 Peppermint M and M’s

25-30 Green Holiday M and M’s

2 Candy Canes, crushed

25-30 Candy Cane Kisses, quartered

Spray a 13×9″ baking dish with pan spray. I also spray

a spatula or spoon to use in the mixing. Set aside.

Melt your butter over low heat and 

add the mini marshmallows to the pot. Stir until they

are completely melted. After I made these treats, I decided

that white marshmallows would be great also. 

The peppermint marshmallows did not add a lot of flavor,

 but you could add some peppermint extract if you wanted to!

Take the pot off of the heat,

and mix in the rice krispies.

Pour the rice krispies into your prepared pan.

Spread the rice krispies into the pan so they are evenly

distributed, and  firmly condensed. Let them set up.

Melt the milk chocolate chips, and frost the rice krispies

with a thin layer. I used about a 1/2 cup of chips.

Take some of your melted white almond bark, and drizzle it 

over the chocolate. Cut the Candy Cane Kisses into 1/4’s 

and then drizzle them over the chocolate and bark. I used 

20 kisses, but I only sprinkled about 5 of them here. Add
 it according to how much you like the candy!

I then added some more of the white almond bark, 

and then added more chopped up Candy Cane Kisses,

some red and white peppermint M and M’s and then I 

added the green ones for a burst of color.

 I sprinkled on 2 chopped and crushed candy canes.

Cover and let set up overnight.

Cut into bars and serve!

Merry Krispie Bars!

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