Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Brown Turkey Rice Krispie Treat

It’s almost Thanksgiving! I can’t believe the past few months have gone by so quickly, I mean it feels like yesterday that it was October 16.

I have been so behind on my baking, and I feel bad because then my little blog gets neglected. So on Monday, I decided to whip up something quick and easy, yet something we all know and love: rice krispie treats!

This recipe is straight forward and just like every other rice krispie treat that anyone has ever made, except it has a little summin’ summin’ added to it: 1. it’s a chocolate rice krispie treat and 2. it looks like a turkey in honor of Turkey Day month. I personally think they are just so gosh darn adorable!
I know this post is short, but hopefully I’ll have some more goodies to add this weekend. Have a great rest of your week guys!

Turkey Rice Krispies
2 tbsp unsalted butter
24 regular-sized marshmallows
2 tbsp dark cocoa powder
3 cups rice krispie cereal
36 candy corn pieces
6 Dots candies
   (make sure colors match as these will be the eyes)

  1. Line a 9x9 inch square baking dish with foil. Make sure to leave a little bit of an overhang in order to easily lift out the cooled mixture.
  2. In a 3 quart sauce pan melt the butter on low heat. Once the butter is fully melted, add in the marshmallows and raise the heat up to medium-low. Wait for the marshmallows to fully melt.
  3. Once everything has melted, stir in the cocoa powder. Add in the rice krispie cereal and stir until all of the cereal bits are coated in the chocolate marshmallow mixture.
  4. Dump the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly to all the edges. The mixture may get really sticky, so to avoid sticking to your treats, spray a little bit of Pam on your hands. Let the mixture cool and set completely before lifting the set mixture out of the pan.
  5. Using a circular biscuit ring, cut out nine circles. You may choose to nibble on the little extras. Now, place three candy corn pieces around the top half of the circle, point facing inwards. These are the feathers. Place a fourth candy corn piece towards the bottom of the circle, parallel to the “feathers”. This is the beak, and what I like to do is find the mutated candy corns (the ones that didn’t get the white tip on the end) to use as the beak; it looks more turkey-like that way. Now, take your Dots candies and cut the tips off each one. Take the rest of the dots, and cut off the tip again. To clarify, you have cut each Dot candy into three segments. Place the sticky side down in the middle of the circle, between the feathers and the beak. Now it has eyes.
  6. Take a step back and admire your cute little turkey treats.

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