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Mummy Rice Krispie Treats

DSC_1077 DSC_1042Halloween is almost here, and when it comes down to the last minute, it’s nice to have a couple easy-to-make treats ready for parties or other get-togethers. These white chocolate mummy rice krispie treats won’t take up too much of your time and they’ll be a huge hit with anyone you offer them to because, honestly, everyone loves rice krispie treats!

Your ingredients (makes about 12 treats):

  • 5 cups of rice krispie cereal (I used a generic brand)
  • 1 bag (10 oz) of mini marshmallows
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 bag of white chocolate chips
  • Black candy melts (only need a couple pieces)
  • Piping bag with small tip

First, melt your butter on low heat and slowly add marshmallows as you continue to stir. I like using mini marshmallows because I think they’re easier to melt and work with. Once you’ve melted together the entire bag, pour over the rice krispie cereal in a separate bowl and mix with your hands or a spatula. I like my rice krispie treats gooey and extra marshmallow-y. If you prefer a different ratio, mix in another cup of cereal.DSC_1098When well mixed and still warm, press the mixture firmly into a pan, pressing into the sides. They should be about an inch thick. Let them cool and use a sharp knife to cut them into rectangles (and maybe eat one or two as you go). Set the treats out onto a piece of parchment paper to decorate them.

Melt the bag of white chocolate chips in a bowl on defrost mode for 30 seconds, stir and continue to melt in 15 second intervals until completely melted. Move the chocolate into a piping bag with a small tip (you can also use a squeeze bottle but I find them to be unreliable). With your piping bag, dispense the chocolate across the rice krispie treats in no particular pattern (I went diagonally one way and then the other to cross the chocolate), leaving just a little uncovered portion at the top where I would put eyes for the mummy.

DSC_1094 DSC_1085Let the chocolate harden, which it will pretty quickly, and microwave several pieces of black candy melts in a small bowl using the same melting method. With a toothpick, create eyes on each treat by dipping into the candy and sticking into the cereal a couple times until the eyes are defined (probably easier that I make it sound). With that, your mummies are complete once all of the chocolate has dried.

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White Chocolate Graham Cracker Rice Krispie Treats

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That’s a mouthful, right? A delicious mouthful!

Rice krispie treats are quite possibly the best easy-to-make treat, so I went for a fun twist on an old classic with a dash of white chocolate and graham cracker.

IMG_4391To make these treats, you’ll need:

  • 3 tbs. (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 tbs. vanilla extract
  • 5 graham crackers
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal (aka Rice Krispies)

Keep in mind that this makes a smaller sized batch equal to about 10 small pieces. If you prefer larger pieces, double the recipe.

Start by grinding your graham crackers in a food processor until they are finely crushed. Combine in a large bowl with rice crispy cereal and mix.

Begin melting the butter in a pan on low heat. Add in the vanilla extract and slowly add the marshmallows, mixing well in between. Increase heat slightly if necessary. Once mostly melted, slowly add in 3/4 cup of white chocolate chips – the other 1/4 cups will be used for topping later.

Pour the mixture over the cereal and graham cracker mixture, turning it over with a spatula until well-mixed. Move to a square pan and let cool for several minutes before pressing down tightly. Let cool completely and cut out squares from the pan.

Melt remaining 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds. Stir and replace for another 15-30 seconds if necessary. Spread the melted chocolate over the squares and serve! You can even add some extra graham cracker shavings over the top for a little extra garnish.

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I brought these to work, and they were very well received. I’m hoping to plan more rice krispie recipes this summer. They are one of the easiest, most delicious treats you can make.

Homemade Cookie Butter

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Like so many people these days, I am hooked on cookie butter. It’s my new favorite guilty pleasure, and I thought it was about time that I try to make it myself.

Because I had a lot of graham crackers left over from my s’mores brownie bars, I wanted a reason to use them. That’s when I thought, why not use them to make cookie butter? It’s actually pretty easy and ALMOST just as good as the jars I buy at Trader Joe’s.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 30 graham crackers
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • Food processor
  • Spatula
  • Jar (I used a cleaned out jar of cookie butter)

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Start out by grinding up 30 graham crackers in a food processor until they are extremely fine. Blend in the brown sugar and cinnamon until it’s well mixed. Then mix in the vanilla, vegetable oil and milk, keeping the food processor on a low setting.

The mixture should be thick, similar to the consistency of peanut butter. If the wet ingredients are not mixing together well enough, add a teaspoon of water to help it blend better. Scrape the sides of the processor down with a spatula as you go to make sure it is completely mixed.

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When it’s finished, use the spatula to transfer the mixture to a jar for eating. That’s really all there is to it! Because it has milk in it, keep it refrigerated for up to about two weeks (not that it will last that long). Enjoy!

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**Tip: If you want to use your old cookie butter jar but can’t get the label off cleanly, let it stand in a bowl of hot water with a little bit of soap. After a few minute of soaking, the label will practically fall off.

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Inspiration from around the Web: Easter Edition

It’s almost Easter Sunday, and what better way to get in the Easter spirit than with a little inspiration from around the web? Here’s are some cute DIYs I’ve been eyeing this week:

Egg Candles

1. These simple egg shell candles from Go Make Me.

Funny Bunny Cookies2. These adorable funny bunny cookies from Munchkin Munchies.

Easter Treat Bags

3. These Miffy inspired Easter treat bags from Everything Emily.

Bunny Rolls

4. These delicious-looking whole wheat Easter bunny rolls from Dessert Now, Dinner Later.

Cadburry Eggs

5. These chocolatey homemade Cadbury creme eggs by Things that Make You Say: “Mmmmm”!

 HAVE A HAPPY EASTER!