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Two Tone Chocolate Treats

  • Servings:

    Makes About 24 2-inch squares as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    45 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    5 minutes

Ingredients

3 tablespoon Butter, unsalted
10 oz Marshmallows, miniature
8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
3 tablespoon Unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa powder
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon Salt
6 cups Crispy rice cereal
4 oz Baking white chocolate bar, chopped
Two Tone Chocolate Treats

Directions

1. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
2. Melt butter in large nonstick saucepan over medium-low heat. Add marshmallows and melt, stirring constantly, until they begin to break down at edges, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add chocolate, cocoa (if using), vanilla, and salt and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until both marshmallows and chocolate melt completely. Blend until uniform, about 2 1/2 minutes longer.
3. Remove from heat and quickly but gently add rice cereal to pan and mix with a sturdy spoon or rubber spatula, trying not to crush cereal, until all cereal morsels are coated with chocolate-marshmallow mixture. Scoop mixture into prepared baking pan and press into an even layer of about 1 inch. Use a metal spoon dipped in water to smooth the surface. Slice into 24 pieces. Tip: Use cookie cutters to make creative shapes rather than cutting into squares.
4. Place white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt in microwave set at 50 percent power, 1 to 2 minutes (alternatively, melt white chocolate in a small metal bowl set over a small saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally). Stir until chocolate is uniformly melted and smooth. Pour melted chocolate into a small plastic sandwich or zip-close bag and squeeze it into one bottom corner. Snip a tiny hole in that corner with scissors so that chocolate will flow out in a steady, easily controlled stream, and pipe chocolate onto surface of crisped rice treats in any design you choose. Let white chocolate set for at least 30 minutes. Serve treats at room temperature.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, January - February 2007

Nutrition

Nutritional Facts
Servings Makes About 24 2-inch squares
Base Nutrients
Calories 150 kcal (8%)
Calories from Fat 63
Total Fat 7 g (11%)
Saturated Fat 4 g (20%)
Cholesterol 5 mg (2%)
Sodium 80 mg (3%)
Total Carbohydrates 24 g (8%)
Dietary Fiber 1 g (4%)
Protein 2 g (3%)
Vitamins
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Minerals
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
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