Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Treats

We went and spent the evening with my sister and her kids last weekend to make some holiday goodies. My sister had been longing to make some chocolate dipped pretzels and my niece who claims she can’t bake wanted to make some rice krispies treats. I packed up all of the needed items and we went over the river and through the woods to Molalla to have some Christmas baking fun.

Rice Krispies:

3 Tbs. - Butter
1 10 oz. - Bag Marshmallows
6 C. - Rice Krispies Cereal
1/2 C. - Mini Chocolate Chips
Food Coloring (we used red)

In a microwave safe bowl heat the butter and marshmallows for about 3 minutes; stop to stir about every 30 seconds. When the marshmallows are melted, stir in a few drops of food coloring and mix to combine. Then quickly stir in the cereal, when the cereal is mostly mixed in add the chocolate chips and combine well. Press the mixture into a lightly greased 13x9 baking pan, firmly press into the corners of the pan until it is all even. Let cool and cut into squares or as I did by using a cookie cutter for Christmas shapes.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels:

12 Oz. - Bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Tbs. - Shortening
2 - Dozen Pretzel Rods

Prepare a parchment lined baking sheet. In a microwave safe dish place the shortening and chocolate chips, microwave until the chocolate starts to melt but stir every 20-30 seconds. Try to not over heat the chocolate or it will burn or get stiff and unusable. Using a spoon lower the pretzel rod into the melted chocolate and spoon it over the pretzel about half way up. Once coated with chocolate lay the pretzel onto the baking sheet then use the sprinkles. When all pretzels are done place into the refrigerator to set for 30 minutes or do like we did and place them into the garage since it was colder outside then it was in the fridge.

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The Japanese Redneck said...

I luv rice krispie treats!

Pretzels too.

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

My grandkids love both these recipes. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, MaryBeth.

Biz said...

I love chocolate covered pretzels - perfect salty sweetness!

Merry Christmas MaryBeth!

Jerri Rivers said...

These look really delicious!

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