Rice Krispie Truffles
I saw the idea for this on Pinterest.com. They called them adult Rice Krispie treats and had liquor in the mix but I chose to just go with the traditional mix for mine. These are much more sophisticated than the ones we make for the kids. Also, absolutely delicious!
Just follow the Rice Krispie recipe on the marshmallow package:
8 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
1/2 stick of butter
1 package of the small marshmallows
Melt butter over low-med heat. Add marshmallows a quarter of the bag at a time and stir constantly until completely melted and no lumps. Pour marshmallows into the Rice Krispies and mix. Once thoroughly mixed, start forming into balls. Tip: spray hands with Pam and the marshmallows won’t stick to your hands as much. You can make the “truffles” as dense as you like but, keep in mind, you will be biting into them so you don’t want them too dense. Once you have the balls formed, set them aside and start on the chocolate dip. (these will yield about 50 depending in how large you make them)
4 cups chocolate chips, I used semi-sweet but you could also use dark or white chocolate
1 T butter
1/4 cup milk
I just threw it all in a sauce pan and stirred over med-low heat until melted and no lumps. I’m sure the serious chefs/chocolatiers out there are cringing, but it is what it is. 🙂 I’m all about easy and it came out great in the end.
Now, the fun part! I used a thin wooden skewer to dip the Rice Krispie balls in the chocolate sauce. I’m sure you can use anything similar. Cover with chocolate and then twirl the skewer in your fingers to shake off the excess chocolate. Then, pour your toppings into bowls and slowly rotate the skewer in the topping until it’s covered. Pull off the decorated Rice Krispie with your fingers as you twist the skewer and then set them on a plate. Refrigerate until set. Enjoy!
Ideas for toppings: toffee bits, sprinkles, coconut, white or dark chocolate or serve on sticks as Rice Krispie pops.