"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy > Brownies & Dessert Bars
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-06-2006, 08:20 AM   #1
Master Chef
PA Baker's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA, Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,000
Double chocolate cranberry crispy bars (tnt)

I had to bake for a neighborhood block party this past weekend but it was too hot to turn the oven on. I decided to make Rice Crispy Treats but wanted something a little different than the standard (although they're always good too!). I came up with this recipe (the tart cranberries play off the sweet chocolates and marshmallows nicely):

Double Chocolate Cranberry Crispy Bars

Cooking spray
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1 (8-ounce) package miniature marshmallows (about 5 cups)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 cups oven-toasted rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
1 cup dried cranberries

White chocolate chips

Toss together rice cereal, chocolate chips, and cranberries, set aside.

Lightly coat a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in marshmallows; cook 2 minutes or until smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and salt. Stir in reserved chips, cereal, and cranberries. Scrape mixture into prepared dish using a rubber spatula. Lightly coat hands with cooking spray; press cereal mixture evenly into prepared dish. Cool completely.

Melt white chocolate and drizzle in desired pattern over bars. Allow to set. Cut into squares or triangles.

Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 bar)


-A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand
PA Baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 08:30 PM   #2
Senior Cook
marmar's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 158
That sounds like something to try.
I have a gigantic bags of Craisins and chocolate chips in the cellar beckoning for me. All I need to do is get the rice krispies and marshamallows, and some time, and I'm trying those.

I've always wondered if it would work with cheerios, but you'd probably chip a tooth because they aren't airy or light enough probably.
marmar is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.