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Maria Provenzano: Naughty and Nice Treats

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Maria turns tasty krispie treats into lumpy pieces of coal for those who have been naughty.
Ingredients

LUMP OF COAL TREATS INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 10oz bag mini marshmallows (or about 4 cups)
  • 5 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 24 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • About 1-2 cups crushed chocolate wafer cookies (Oreo cookies can be used as well if the frosting is removed)
  • 2 tablespoons dark dutch processed cocoa powder; optional

PRESENT TREATS INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 10oz bag mini marshmallows (or about 4 cups)
  • 5 cups rice Krispies cereal
  • 5 cups rice Krispies cereal
  • Pinch of salt
  • 24 ounces candy melt in red and green
  • Yellow frosting in piping bag

LUMP OF COAL TREATS DIRECTIONS:

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat

2. Add marshmallows and stir until almost completely melted

3. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and salt

4. Stir in the rice cereal and mix until well coated.

5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

6. While the mixture is still warm, scoop out a small handful and create an irregular shape to make it look like coal

7. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler

8. Once melted, dip each of the rice cereal rounds into the chocolate and use a fork to roll around until completely coated and place it back onto the parchment paper to cool

9. Repeat with all of the little mounds of cereal

10. Place the chocolate cookies in a food processor and process until they are finely ground

11. Place the crumbs into a separate bowl and roll the cooled chocolate covered cereal into the Oreo mixture

12. To create a darker and more “powder-y” look, add a couple tablespoons of dark Dutch-processed cocoa powder

13. Place on a clean sheet of parchment paper and repeat with the rest

PRESENT TREATS DIRECTIONS:

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat

2. Add marshmallows and stir until almost completely melted

3. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and salt

4. Stir in the rice cereal and mix until well coated.

5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

6. While the mixture is still warm, press it into a greased 8x8 baking dish


7. Allow treats to cool to room temperature, then slice into squares


8. Melt the candy melt in microwave


9. Place squares of cereal treat on wire rack over sheet tray. Pour candy melt over squares to completely coat.


10. Allow candy melt to completely set (place in fridge to speed up this process)

11. Pipe bow and ribbon on top of “presents” with yellow frosting in piping bag.

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