A Little Chocolate Never Hurt…..

So this past week has been an eventful one for me.  :)

Work on Tuesday brought a smile to make face and for the whole week. Thursday, before the Easter long weekend, I had brought some of my chocolate chip cupcakes in. A co-worker brought the left over home for her daughter. Since there would have been too many treats for just her daughter, she shared them with her daycare. She then told me that they were all amazed by the mini cupcakes and loved them. It brought a smile to my day, and reminded me why I love to bake. :)

This past week also brought the Royal Wedding. Sadly, I did not get up a 4am to watch the nuptials. I did, however, Google her dress and the cakes when I got home. :) Personal favorite was the chocolate biscuit grooms cake. It was a fun idea, and it was gorgeous. It did look like a beautiful wedding from the pictures I browsed through. ( Oh what 34 million can do!)

In more personal events, today one of my good friends is moving 7 hours north for a job with one of the gold mines. It’s bittersweet, because I’m happy for her ( she just finished her degree!), and yet sad because she is sooo far away. Despite this, I wished her the best of luck there, and promised that the girls would trek it up there at least once in her 2 year contract.

An adventure like that would require lots of fuel, both for the car and the driver. And what fuels a bunch of 20 something females ( or at least this bunch of females…)? Chocolate.

While these treats would be great for a long road trip like that, I actually whipped these up for Mr. Ginge, who also loves a chocolate treat. Particularly when they come in the form of crispy treats! If you are not a fan of white chocolate, these would be equally as good with dark or milk chocolate pieces too.

Triple Chocolate Crispy Rice Treats

makes a 9×13 pan

  • 6 c cocoa crispy rice cereal
  • 1 c white chocolate pieces
  • 1 bag marshmallows
  • 1/4 c butter
  • Chocolate drizzle
  1. Mix the cereal and the white chocolate in a big bowl.
  2. In a sauce pan, or in the microwave, melt the butter and the marshmallows together.
  3. While the marshmallows are still hot, pour them over the cereal and mix until you have no dry cereal left.
  4. Press into a lightly greased 9×13 pan ( Don’t forget to grease! You will thank me later)
  5. Drizzle with the chocolate drizzle and pop them in the fridge to firm up
  6. Once set, take them out and cut in to squares.

Chocolate drizzle

Start by warming up a few table spoons of heavy cream, either in a sauce pan or in the microwave, just to the point of boiling.  Remove from heat ( or the microwave) and stir in some chocolate chips, a little at a time, melting them in the hot cream until you get a slightly thick and smooth consistency. The general guide line is equal parts cream to chocolate, but I get better results is I slowly work the chocolate into the cream.

Enjoy!

-Mel

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