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Old 12-15-2009, 05:16 AM   #1
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Rice Crispy Treat Variations?

Ok, so this Christmas the budget is tight. What I've decided to do is give every couple two tins: one with my homemade butter cookies, and one with some sort of sugary treat. I decided on Rice Crispy treats, because they are failry easy and inexpensive to make.

Now, I don't just want to make normal, beige treats. I want interesting! My two ideas so far:
1. Use strawberry pops and pink marshmallows
2. Use coco pops and top squares with melted chocolate

What other variations are nice?

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Old 12-15-2009, 08:56 AM   #2
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i have added in m &m"s, choco chips , butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips or even
crushed up candycanes. also have put sprinkles on top
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:15 AM   #3
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I use a 50/50 blend of regular and either coco or fruity and then I put cinnamon in the marshmallow while it melts.

If you are going the coco route try adding cinnamon, a little cocoa powder and a dash of chipotle in while the marshmallows are still semi solid in the pan.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:59 AM   #4
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12 oz bag butterscotch chips
1 c. peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
6 c. krispies

Melt chips and peanut butter together in a large saucepan over low heat til smooth
Remove from heat and stir in cereal until coated.
Press into 9x13 greased pan. Chill and cut into squares.
Store in refrigerator.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:17 AM   #5
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Use Fruity Pebbles instead of Rice Crispies. They are multi-colored like confetti.

SO just made a Christmas Train with them.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:51 AM   #6
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I made them once with Fruity Pebbles. Way too sweet for my tastes! They are pretty though!
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:58 AM   #7
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I made them once with Fruity Pebbles. Way too sweet for my tastes! They are pretty though!
Do the 50/50 blend with regular rice crispies.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:09 AM   #8
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DD looooves Rice Crispie treats. I got her a cookbook of variations ! Do
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do you want to vary the shape or the toppings ?
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sub peanutbutter for the fluff and top with melted chocolate
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