Sweet Treats – Crispy Chocolate Cherry Treats

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When I saw this recipe on Melanie’s blog over at My Kitchen Cafe the end of December and I knew I would definitely be trying it!

Because of the dried craisinets I decided it would make a perfect Valentine sweet treat.  The fact that it had white chocolate in it didn’t hurt either!

 

I love the extra sweetness the craisinets and the white chocolate add to the treats.  They were a big hit at our house and I also took a plate of them over to my neighbors when I returned the 9 x 13 pan I had borrowed over the holidays – sorry it took me so long to get it back Sheri but hopefully the treats made it worth it!!

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A plate full of these crispy sweet treats tied up with a pretty red ribbon will be a perfect Valentine gift for someone special!

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Sweet Treats – Crispy Chocolate Cherry Treats

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag marshmallows
  • 1/2 C white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 C Rice Krispies cereal (or off-brand works fantastic, too)
  • 1 C dried cherries or cranberries (I used craisinets)
  • 1/2 C semisweet chocolate chips, melted (I used milk chocolate)

Instructions

  • Prepare pan by lining an 11X7-inch baking dish with foil, allowing excess foil to hang over pan edges.
  • If you want the treats thinner, use a 9X13 - for thicker treats still, use an 8X8-inch pan.
  • I found the 11X7 pan size to be perfect - not too thick and not too thin.
  • Grease the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Melt butter in a large pot over low heat.
  • Add marshmallows, white chocolate chips, and salt and cook, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth, about 8 minutes.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Off heat, stir in rice krispies and cherries or cranberries until incorporated.
  • Scrape mixture into prepared pan and press into bottom and corners with a greased spatula (I just used my fingers since the marshmallows weren't overly hot at this point).
  • Let cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Melt semisweet chocolate chips in the microwave on low at 30 second intervals until smooth.
  • Pour melted chocolate into a ziploc baggie, pressing chocolate into one corner of the bag.
  • Using scissors, clip a tiny piece off the corner and drizzle chocolate over cooled treats.
  • Allow chocolate to cool, about 45 minutes. Using foil overhang, lift treats from pan.
  • Cut into squares.
  • Serve.

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. says

    These come at a perfect time as there are 2 new moms I’m bringing meals over to in the next 2 weeks & I always like to include a simple dessert to go with it. I can make these ahead of time & be all set – they look wonderful!!

  2. Barbie says

    Those look sooo yummy. I have a meal to take to a new mommy… what a great idea, Vicki. I think I have everything in my pantry but the cranberries. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy your blog, Leigh Ann.

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