Monday, May 7, 2012

Tailgate Treats

1 cup butter
1 10.5 ounce bag mini marshmallows
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups rice crisp cereal
1 pound chocolate-flavored candy melts (Joanns or Michaels has them)
Garnish:  1/4 cup choped roasted, salted peanuts

Spray a 9X13 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. 

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add marshmallows, stirring to coat.  Cook 3-4 minutes or until marshmallows are melted, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add peanut butter to marshmallow mixture, stirring until well combined.  Add rice cereal to marshmallow mixture, stirring to coat evenly.  Pour into greased pan.  Press into an even layer in pay.  Cool completely.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt candy melts according to package directions.  Pour over cooled rice cereal mixture, spreading to the edges in a smooth layer.  Sprinkle with peanuts, if desired.  Cool completely and cut into bars.  Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

This is a great dish to take to gatherings.  Everyone loves them and they aren't as gooey as traditional rice cereal/marshmallow treats.  Enjoy!

P.S.  I like to melt the chocolate in a double broiler or actually a small sauce pan with the chocolate in it sitting in a  larger pan with water in it, cooking it on the stove over medium heat.  Either way works.

Mama L

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