Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chocolate Sunbutter Rice Krispies Treats

How do you cheer up a grumpy 6-year-old whose first grade concert got rescheduled because of this:
With these!
While Looly pouted off the cancelled concert, Bean and I got to work. 
Halfway through, Roo jumped in for a little chocolate therapy. 
Chocolate Sunbutter Rice Krispies Treats

2 tbsp butter
10 ounces marshmallows
3 tbsp Sunbutter
6 cups Rice Krispies or other puffed rice cereal
8 ounces chocolate (chopped, or use chocolate chips)

Spray a 9 x 13-inch (or similar size) pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat. Stir in the marshmallows until melted. Remove the pot from heat and stir in the Sunbutter until it's runny and well integrated with the marshmallow. Finally, stir in the cereal until coated with sticky Sunbuttery marshmallow. Turn the mixture out into the prepared pan. Using a buttered spatula or a sheet of wax paper, press the the mixture into the pan. Let cool.
Microwave the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring between heating until it's melted. Pour the chocolate over the Rice Krispie treats and spread into an even layer. Allow the chocolate to cool and set. If you're in a hurry and need to garner a smile from an unhappy child sooner rather than later, pop them in the freezer for 10 minutes to set the chocolate.
Use a sharp knife to cut into squares and serve with plenty of cold milk.
And sure enough, look who's smiling again. 

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