Peppermint Bark Rice Krispie Treats

Today we decorated our Christmas tree and it’s perfect. We are really lucky that my mom gave me a lot of ornaments. It makes it so that our tree has no ornament more than once and they all have a special meaning to us. This year we got a beautiful ornament of a man and woman getting married. It was given to us by my aunt and uncle to signify our marriage this past year. We gave it a primo spot on our tree. Our Christmas shopping is almost done and I’m diy-ing a bunch of stuff that you’ll be able to see in February! So stay tuned for some great things to make for people that may be difficult to shop for. I made these rice krispie treats for my husband’s work. I like making thins he can take in so his boss likes him. This is a really simple recipe where all you need is a microwave! I made it on the stovetop but I give the directions to make this both ways. I was inspired by Inspired Dreamer‘s recipe. I hope you enjoy this holiday twist on an old favorite!

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To make peppermint bark rice krispie treats you need:

3 1/2 cups rice krispies

1 package of mini marshmallows

red food coloring

4 tablespoons salted butter, additional for the pan

1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract

1/4 cup white chocolate

1/4 cup dark chocolate

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To start with cover a 9×13 pan with aluminum foil.

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Grease the pan with butter, the entire bottom and about 1 1/2 -2″ up the side.

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Next melt the 4 tablespoons salted butter on the stovetop over medium heat. Then put the whole bag of mini marshmallows in the pot.

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Melt them. For the microwave: melt the butter in 30 second intervals, stirring after each 30 seconds. Add the marshmallows and do the same melting technique with 30 second intervals and stirring until the marshmallows are all melted. For both the microwave and regular version add 1 1/2 teaspoons of peppermint extract at this point.

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Optional: take half of the marshmallow mixture and put in red food dye, add food coloring until you get desired color.

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Add 1 1/2 cups rice krispies to the red mixture and 2 cups to the white, or 3 1/2 in the white if you didn’t separate.

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Mix until all the cereal is covered.

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Mix the red and white together and put in the greased pan.

Next put  the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.

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Melt in the microwave using 30 second intervals and stirring after each time in the microwave until melted. Then drizzle on top of the rice krispie treats. Repeat with the white chocolate.

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Let set on the counter or in the fridge. Butter a knife to cut into pieces.

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Enjoy these holiday treats that are a twist on a favorite. I hope you enjoy these peppermint bark rice krispie treats. Remember to always live and let’s create!

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