Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
It's been a big party weekend for my family, so let the festivities continue with a yummy treat from childhood, chocolate rice krispie treats. These aren't rice krispies held together with a dash of weak chocolate. These are more melted chocolate with rice krispies. They are super rich, so they are mini-sized. A great party item and a sweet homemade gift for your favorite chocolate lover!
1/2 lb of chocolate (I used Ghiradelli semi-sweet), broken into meltable pieces
1 1/2 cups rice krispies
Melt the chocolate by setting a glass bowl at the top of a saucepan filled with a little water. (The water shouldn't touch the bottom of the bowl). Heat the water and place the chocolate into the glass bowl. Stir as the chocolate as it melts. Place your rice krispies in a mixing bowl. When the chocolate is completely melted, pour it over the rice krispies and stir until all the krispies are well-coated.
Allow the mixture to cool. Place mini paper cups into mini muffin tin. Using two spoons, carefully spoon the mixture into the paper cups (makes 24). Once the mixture is distributed, go back and press down on the top of the treats with the back of the spoon to compress them a little and ensure they hold together well.
Cover with a piece of parchment paper and put the entire tray in the fridge until set (at least 1 hour).