{taste this} chocolate peppermint krispie treats

Little known fact about me:  despite an aversion to mint gum and minty toothpaste, I absolutely LOVE any sweet treat that is mint flavored … weird, huh?!  Thin Mints, Grasshopper cookies, peppermint ice cream, peppermint mochas, York peppermint patties … mmmmmmm!!

So, when I recently spied delightfully pink, mini peppermint marshmallows at the store, I scooped them up in a heartbeat and began the baking brainstorm.  (I also used them in my “you’re worth a mint” teacher gifts here.)


Today, I am so excited to share a quick and easy (and YUMMY!) recipe with you today … chocolate peppermint krispie treats!  Let’s {taste this} my dears!!




These are a twist on the classic krispie treats … quick to whip up and they pack a minty punch! 


Chocolate Peppermint Krispie Treats

4 tablespoons of butter
6 cups of Cocoa Krispies
4 cups of mini peppermint marshmallows
1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract (optional)
Andes peppermint crunch chips / mini chocolate chips / sprinkles for garnish (optional)

Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat.  When butter is melted, add peppermint marshmallows and stir until melted.  Remove from heat.  If you want an extra hit of mint, add about 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract.  Add Cocoa Krispies to the marshmallow mixture and stir until thoroughly coated.  Press mixture into a 9×13 pan (or a 9×9 pan for thicker squares). Add chips or sprinkles (or both!) sprinkled over the top of the krispie squares and press in lightly.  Allow to cool before cutting.



These are perfect to add to cookie plates as gifts, package for holiday bake sales, add a lollipop stick to for a krispie pop or just to munch with a cup of hot cocoa!  

You can also cut them with cookie cutters into festive holiday shapes.  Roll the leftover pieces from your cookie cutters into balls for easy snacking!




I shared these last week at High Heels and Grills … stop by and say “hi” to Sarah and Zach and tell them shaken together  sent you :)

Want more quick holiday treats?!

This project or recipe was shared at all the blogs on my Link page! Go take a peek … they rock!

Comments

  1. Rice Krispie Treats are to die for… but Chocolate Peppermint ones? HOLY COW!!!

  2. Yay! Thanks so much for featuring my Deer! Ia m glad you like him!
    Kim

  3. They really look good Keri, thanks for the recipe!

  4. This has my name aaalllll over it. LOVE chocolate + peppermint!

  5. It’s not weird…I love anything chocolate mint or just mint. I like quick and easy recipes. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Chocolate and peppermint is one of my favorite combinations, expecially around Christmas! I’d love it if you’d share this at my linky party http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/

  7. Yum! I love peppermint treats!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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  8. I found your blog through Crazy For Crust! What a creative twist on Rice Krispie Treats! If I can find those marshmallows, I really want to try these!

  9. Oh yummmm! How wonderful! Now to find those marshmallows!

  10. Oh These look like great rice krispie treats! I love anything with marshmallows! I would love for you to come over and link to my new Linky Party “Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s”!
    http://www.pandpkitchen.com/2012/12/02/show-me-your-plaid-mondays-1/

  11. I love peppermint! what a great idea

  12. These look delicious! I, too, love peppermint-y treats and hope to try making these soon. I found your blog at Someday Crafts and have started following you. Looking forward to your posts! -Meg http://www.megs-mess.com

  13. Yum! I have to make these with my kids this season! We just loooove chocolate and peppermint combined!

  14. Mmmm, the peppermint flavor in these would be fantastic!! Thanks!

  15. I love chocolate and mint/peppermint combo, especially this time of year! Would totally give as gifts!

  16. These krispie treats look delicious Keri! Pinning : Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  17. What a yummy twist on an old favorite! Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend! Have a great weekend!

  18. Now these look so yummy. Especially with a big glass of cold milk!!! Thanks for sharing it on “I Gotta Try That” Have a great weekend.
    Marcie

  19. NOw you are talking my language…chocolate + peppermint = YUM! These sound so delicious. Thanks for sharing this today at the Pinworthy Projects Party!

  20. Yum, these look delicious! I’m the opposite of you–I’ve always been okay with gum, breathmints, etc. but didn’t like mint in my desserts. But I’m coming around. These are going on my to-make list!

  21. yum!! pinned this!

    would love it if you could share this on my link party @ http://www.serenityyou.com

    Natasha xx

  22. OMG… it’s all things good (or great?) in one! Yum!!!

  23. These look amazing. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/fabric-covered-can-pen-and-pencil.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  24. Hey from tessacotton! Love your creation. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, Christmas themed linky party!
    http://tessacotton.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-linky-party.html

  25. oooo yum Keri! These look like some crazy good rice krispy treats!

    Thanks for linking up last week at the Humble Brag. Hope you’ll come back tomorrow to link up. Also the Silhouette Cameo giveaway ends this weekend!

  26. These look tasty! Thank you for linking this up at Simply Creation’s Link Party!

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