Monday, 11 June 2012

Black Forest Rice Krispie Treats


cherry and chocolate rice krispie treats


Inspired by a recipe for Key Lime Pie Rice Krispie Treats over at another blog; http://www.americancupcakeabroad.com/ I wondered what other desserts could be given the rice krispie treatment?

Now the Germans, have given the world plenty – lederhosen, bratwurst and of course Nena and her 99 Luftballoons. But one dessert that did cross my mind was that cherry and dark chocolate combo – Black Forest Gateau. How well would this work krispiefied? Pretty well it seems.

Ingredients
42g unsalted butter
170g of mini marshmallows
One sachet (or 4grams) of Cherry Kool Aid powder
150 g of rice krispies
100g bar of dark chocolate

Method

Grease a lasagne/glass dish with some butter.

In a large saucepan – preferably non-stick (mine’s aren’t – killer clean-up!) – melt the butter and then add the marshmallows, stirring over medium heat until the mallows have melted and combined with the butter. Add the Kool-Aid powder and stir until dissolved into the mallows.


Next stir the rice krispies into the melted mallow until all is combined. This took considerable elbow-grease and really called for that LARGE saucepan. Spoon the well-mixed combo into the glass dish, press down well and leave this to set. A couple of hours, or overnight if you so wish. When set remove from the dish and with a large knife cut into bite size squares.



Over a pan of boiling water, in a bowl, melt the chocolate and when done drizzle over the rice krispie squares. Chill in the fridge to set the chocolate again and you have Black Forest Rice Krispie Treats. 



(If you can’t get hold of cherry Kool-Aid, a raspberry powdered drink mix (like creamola foam) would work well, but then it wouldn’t be black forest, but still yummy!



Cakeyboi loves his lederhosen…


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