Monday, May 3, 2010

Cocoa Peanut Butter Krispie Treats & an Announcement

I've never been a big fan of rice krispie treats, most likely due to a serious lack of chocolate.  I guess I just didn't see the point.
Then I realized you could make them out of the cocoa flavored rice krispies, and the light came on.  I added a spoonful of peanut butter to the mix to get two of my favorite flavors hanging out together in one sticky, gooey mix, and now I'm a convert.  


Here is the recipe from the Kellogg's site


Ingredients:
3 tbsp butter or margarine
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Cocoa Krispies


Directions:
Melt butter over medium heat.  Add marshmallows (and large spoonful of PB at this point if you're going that route) and stir until all melted.  Add in cocoa krispies and stir until all cereal is coated.
Pour into 13x9 baking pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray, and press to spread evenly in pan.  
Devour before children get home from school.


Now for my announcement.  I've decided since there are so many awesome foodbloggers out there that I admire and drool over, I'm going to interview one blogger a month in a feature that will be called....


So when you see this banner, it means that it's time to learn the inner workings of the complex brain that belongs to the featured blogger.  
Or at least it's time for some patient person to answer my silly food-related questions.  Either way I hope it will be fun, and a nice way to shine the spot light on some wonderful cooks and all around nice folks out there. 

30 comments:

The Diva on a Diet said...

Ya know, I've never really seen the point of Rice Krispie treats either ... but if there's chocolate involved, that's a different story! My favorite part of the recipe: "Devour before children get home from school"! LOL

Love your idea for the new Seven Sporadic Questions! This is going to be such fun to read! :)

Erica said...

Um? Those looks incredible. Chocolate...pb? I'm in :) The seven sporadic questions is such a great idea- can't wait to read more! Have a wonderful rest of the afternoon/night

Sara said...

Oh,these look great. I loved Coco Krispies as a kid! What's not to like about a cereal that turns your milk chocolatey?! :)

Juliana said...

Yummie, love your treat :-) Like the idea of cocoa and peanut butter all together...look forward to your interviews.

Sweet and Savory said...

Yummy rice krispie treats! Just found your blog, after you posted on mine..thanks!

I'd love to be interviewed for your new segment:)

Bridgett said...

What a fun idea for bloggers. The rice krispie treats look amazing.

Cristine said...

Those treats look great! Looking forward to reading about the featured bloggers!

theUngourmet said...

My kids would love these! We've never had the chocolate ones. Yum!

Sounds like a fun thing you're starting up! :)

Deborah said...

It wouldn't take long to convince me to love those!!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

I'm with you on the rice crispy thing. Chocolate definitely makes them better. Sometimes I even add M&M's to mine. Yummy!

♥peachkins♥ said...

OMG,chocolate rice krispies!!

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Julie M said...

I actually love rice krispie treats *blush*. But I think I will love them about a thousand times more with the chocolately changes you made to them! Yummo! Exciting about your new monthly featured blogger!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Neat idea. Bet my hubby would luv to have a batch of those.

Grand Pooba said...

What a fun idea! And I love the title "Seven Sporadic Questions" very cute.

What a brilliant idea, cocoa krispies!

Catherine said...

These rice crispy treats look yummy! I love making crispy treats!
So happy I found your site, its wonderful!
Have a wonderful day!

Kim said...

Congrats to the winner!!

Ever since I made Ellie's pb krispy treats last week I have been craving more! Love the pb and chocolate drizzled on top. They look amazing.

The Blonde Duck said...

PB and Krispies? My heart!

Mary said...

I like using the cocoa krispies. It makes the cookies much more interesting. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Karen said...

Oh, cocoa krispies are my favorite. I love to eat it because it makes the milk turn into chocolate!

teresa said...

oh my gosh, i could eat a whole plate of those treats, how yummy!

great idea iwth the blogger interviews!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

LOL I love the eat it before they come home. we so think a like!!!

Mara... said...

Now you're talking...chocolate in the rice krispy treats! They look YUMMMMY!!!!

Can't wait to read your interviews!

5 Star Foodie said...

Chocolate & PB Rice krispies sound just perfect! Looking forward to your new feature!

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

The addition of chocolate has be intrigued! These look really yummy! Your pics are awesome! Looking forward to reading about the bloggers!

Lunch Buckets said...

What's the stuff on top? You know how much I hate it when I don't have all the details. I think I ate an entire batch of peanut butter krispy treats one time all by myself. Okay, there's no "think", I just did it. Don't judge me.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

These rice krispie treats rock! Two irresistible favorites!

Katrina said...

I'm a big rice krispies treat fan. They are just so easy and you can do so much with them. I think I have about 12 recipes on my blog from Laffy Taffy treats to caramel pecan. I do like when I use the chocolate ones. Mmm!

My Little Space said...

OMG, you make me so wanna eat this! You're killing me!

Monica H said...

What a cool little project you're doing!

grace said...

THAT'S what rice krispie treats are missing! i've always felt something was lacking, but it never occurred to me that chocolate was what was needed. talk about a 'duh' moment. :)