If you are a Rice Krispies Treat purest, I suggest you avert your eyes. If you are like me and will take a chewy, buttery and gooey krispie just about any way you can get it, then by all means read on!
Some days I stand in the kitchen with my cabinets open, staring at my overflowing shelf of baking goods, nuts and candy, sprinkles and chocolate chips just waiting for inspiration (or a sweet craving) to strike! Tell me I’m not alone in this. Recently, a full jar of white chocolate chips and a box of mini candy canes seemed to jump right off the shelf yelling krispies! Peppermint White Chocolate Krispies to be exact.
White chocolate and peppermint are such a classic holiday flavor combination so why shouldn’t they be perfection paired together in chewy rice krispies treats? Plus, this time of year I am all for working candy canes into as many recipes as possible! And like any good krispies recipe, these are a piece of cake to make. The only trick, melt your white chocolate and marshmallows on low heat to keep the white chocolate smooth and mixable. Sure, it means you need a wee bit of patience but I promise, it will be worth the wait!
Are you a Rice Krispies purest or do you like to experiment with flavors and mix-ins? What’s your favorite?
photos by Leah Bergman
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1-10 oz bag Miniature Marshmallows
- 1/3 cup crushed mini candy canes, plus more for garnish
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- Grease a 13x9 inch pan and set aside.
- Place mini candy canes in a large ziplock bag and seal tightly. Crush with a rolling pin and set aside. (Crushed candies should measure 1/3 cup)
- In a large pot melt butter over low heat. Add in marshmallows and stir until just starting to melt. Add in white chocolate chips and stir regularly until mixture is completely smooth and melted together.
- Remove from heat and immediately fold in krispies and crushed candy cane.
- Press into greased pan and sprinkle with more crushed candy cane pressing into the krispies. Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.
- *You could also use peppermint candies or full sized candy canes however minis are easier to crush!
- *Keep heat on low during cooking to avoid white chocolate seizing up.