Probably one of my favorite things right now is cereal. I would eat it for breakfast, lunch & dinner if that was considered a well-balanced diet. So it only seems natural to use it for treats too. These are Rice Krispies treats, elevated a few notches. With the addition of white chocolate in the bars, plus drizzled on top, it breathes new life into an old classic. Pop them on a stick you have super cute treats for a party or shower.
I made these White Chocolate Rice Krispies Pops for a baby shower, but with a different color chocolate to drizzle on them, you can make them for anything. Try green for St. Patty’s day or pastels for Easter. You can make them your favorite baseball team to kick off the season. You could even just keep it white for a dessert table at a wedding. Basically what I’m saying is you should just make them, whether you have a reason to or not, because they’re just really really good.
- 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- 4 cups Mini Marshmallows
- 1 cup + ½ cup White Chocolate, chopped
- 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
- Food Coloring
- Candy/ cake pop sticks
- Prepare a 9" x 13" dish by spraying it with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium-sized saucepan, melt butter over low-medium heat. Once butter is melted, stir in marshmallows and 1 cup white chocolate. Continue stirring until marshmallows and chocolate are also melted and combined with butter.
- Remove mixture from heat and fold in cereal. Try to get all the cereal coated. Continue to fold mixture until everything is mixed and evenly distributed.
- Transfer cereal mixture to prepared dish. Using your hands or a sturdy spatula to gently press mixture in the pan. Try to make the top as even as possible.
- Cover dish and either let it sit at room temperature overnight or refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Once hardened, cut into squares.
- Melt the other ½ cup of white chocolate, either in the top of a double boiler or in the microwave, until a smooth pour-able consistency. If you do this in the microwave, make sure and only heat for 30 seconds at a time (at 60% power) and stir between additional 30 second intervals. At this point, you can color chocolate with the food coloring and mix until evenly distributed.
- To make squares into pops, take a stick and dip the end into the melted chocolate, then push the stick into the middle of the side of a treat. (dipping the stick in the chocolate is optional, but it helps them stay on the stick better).
- Drizzle the rest of the white chocolate over the cereal however you see fit (I poured mine into a ziplock bag, cut the corner off and drizzled it over each square).
* Store in an air-tight container, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days.