I've mentioned before that Jones Child #2 can't stand chocolate. It is a serious illness, I know. As a result, I am always trying to come up with treats just for him. One of his favorites is plain old rice crispy treats so when I made him a pan of them today, I decided to up the "WOW" factor for the other kids.
I mean, what kind of mother would I be if I made my other children suffer due to the picky eating habits of another???
If you have store bought crispy treats on hand, you can use those, but I think the homemade version is better :) When you make the treats, be sure to press them down quite firmly into the pan. These need to be firm and completely cooled or they will fall apart when you cut them.
All you need to do is simply take a treat and cut it in half horizontally. On one side, I spread some melted chocolate chips. I used semisweet, but feel free to use milk chocolate as well. Break up a few pretzels and lay them on top of the chocolate.Kraft Caramel Bits for this, but you can use melted squares or of course, homemade caramel. I just used what I had on hand. Put the top onto the chocolate and enjoy! Just for a bit more WOW factor, I drizzled on more chocolate, caramel and pretzel on top, but it certainly isn't necessary.
Now that I have created my first stuffed crispy treat, my mind is racing with ideas.
- Peanut butter, chocolate and Reeses peanut butter cups
- Oreos and white chocolate
- Chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker pieces
- Chocolate, heath pieces and toasted, salted almonds
- Chocolate, butterscotch and toasted coconut
I even thought that these would make a fun idea for a kids party. Have the treats already cut in half and supply them with all kinds of yummy things to stuff in them. Just take them outside to hose them off when they are done :)