Once upon a time, in a land far, far away away known as Pre-Zeke, I loved chocolate. If it had chocolate in it, I’d eat it. Any chocolate containing peanuts or peanut butter would disappear particularly fast. Then one day, girl met boy. Girl married boy. Girl and boy became pregnant and girl gained an aversion to chocolate. Every since my pregnancy I have not been able to stomach chocolate. Just the thought of it grosses me out and the smell..<gag> oh,the smell makes my stomach turn. Now with the holiday season upon us, chocolate is <gag> everywhere. Every holiday party there’s chocolate cookies, pudding, cake, hot chocolate (though oddly enough I don’t mind hot chocolate). I lost the love of chocolate but gained a love of white chocolate, specifically Hershey’s Candy Cane kisses. I seriously stock up on them this time of year. Santa better have a few these bags of them in my stocking this year!
What does this have to do with Rice Krispy Treats you may be asking. Well, adding these bite sized pieces of Christmas to your Rice Krispy Treat recipe is what makes these so good. If you like Rice Krispy Crispy Treats and you like peppermint white chocolate, you’ll love these Candy Cane Rice Krispy Treats.
Butter your baking dish and set aside. Chop about 6 oz of unwrapped kisses into crumbles and set aside. crush 2 candy canes in a sandwich bag and set aside. In a large pot, melt butter and marshmallows on med-low heat. Add Rice Krispy cereal 1 cup at a time until you get the consistency you like. Less for more gooey treats, more for the stiffer treats. I think I used about 5 cups but honestly I never measure. Mix in the crumbled kisses as evenly as possible. Spread the mixture into your buttered baking dish. I just butter my hands and press it into my dish. Melt some of your left over kisses in the microwave until runny. I heat them in 20 second interval because I hate burning chocolate! Use a spoon to drizzle it across the top of the treats. Sprinkle a layer of crushed candy cane. Repeat the drizzle and top with the rest of you crushed candy cane. Let set. I was in a rush when I made mine and popped them in the fridge for about 10 minutes to harden up the chocolate before cutting. Though I wouldn’t recommend putting them in the refrigerator for too long or the treats themselves may get too hard.
Have you all started your holiday baking yet? What are some of your favorite holiday treats to make?