Monday, February 27, 2012
I am a nut about a lot of random things. In my kitchen I am neurotic about not wasting food and keeping a clean refrigerator and pantry. I do not like half eaten packages of food to sit around and rot. During a bit of spring cleaning in the kitchen I discovered a bunch of partially used holiday baking products. The chocolate mint combination will not translate in the spring so, I threw chocolate chex cereal, chocolate mint marshmallows and mint truffle kisses together. I was really skeptical of the results when I started to melt the mint marshmallows and the mixture had a grey tone. Grey food is really unappetizing. Once the marshmallows were mixed with the cereal and kisses the grey tone was replaced and things were looking up. We were on our way to Mammoth for the week and because I was put off by the grey tone I almost left these treats at home. Bringing them was a smart decision because they were gobbled up by the adults. The kids thought the mint flavor was too prominent. My type A behavior paid off. Tasty, simple no bake treats and a cleaner pantry which is a win all around.
mint chocolate chex treats
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
10.5 ounce bag chocolate mint jet puffed marshmallows
4 cups chocolate chex cereal
2 cups cocoa krispies
2 cups mint truffle Hershey kisses; chopped
Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add mint marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
Add chex cereal. Stir until well coated. Add chopped mint truffle Hershey kisses and stir until pieces are incorporated.
Using a buttered spatula press mixture evenly into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cut into 2-inch squares when cool.