Monday, February 27, 2012

mint chocolate chex treats

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
source: sweetflours

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.


That Girl said...

I like your kitchen neuroses

Vicki Bensinger said...

It's always nice to find a use for unused food in the pantry. Looks like not only did you make good use of it but this actually sounds and looks delicious! I'll bet your family loved munching on it while on the way to Mammouth.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

You never cease to amaze me. I get so many great recipes and ideas from you! Love the fact that not only is this chocolate but mint chocolate

Helene Dsouza said...
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Helene Dsouza said...

so creative and so much happening on your chex treats, they look like art pieces. plus u gave them an other dimension with the mints.

Sissi said...

I would love so much to be like you. I hate wasting food, but have not enough discipline or maybe am not organised enough... These treats look like an excellent way of using up leftovers!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Vicki Bensinger said...

Allison thanks for stopping by my blog. The brisket recipe you asked me about can be found here:


Leslie said...

what a delicious little creation !!

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