Chocolate Peppermint Krispie Treats

Sorry for the whole MIA-ness over here. Between Thanksgiving and the mister having a day or two off, the last thing I wanted to do was be anywhere near a computer. We had too much eating and Christmas decorating to do! What about you guys? Did you have a great holiday?? I want to hear all about it!

Thanksgiving is finally over, which means it’s officially okay to bring on the Christmas movies, Christmas lights, and Christmas music without being judged profusely. {I’ve actually been doing all of these things since October…bring on the judging.} To kick of this Christmas excitement, I thought I’d introduce you to cute Keri from Shaken Together and let her share this delicious looking recipe for chocolate peppermint krispie treats! Take it away Keri!

Hey there High Heels & Grills readers!! My name is Keri and I blog over at Shaken Together where I share all sorts of stuff that makes me happy…quick crafts, easy recipes, fun giveaways and I host a weekly link party! You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, too! Today, I am so excited to share a quick and easy (and YUMMY!) recipe with you today…chocolate peppermint krispie treats!

These are a twist on the classic krispie treats … quick to whip up but they pack a minty punch!  

Chocolate Peppermint Krispie Treats 

-4 tablespoons of butter 
-6 cups of Cocoa Krispies 
-4 cups of mini peppermint marshmallows 
-1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract (optional) 
-Andes peppermint crunch chips / mini chocolate chips / sprinkles for garnish (optional) 

Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. When butter is melted, add peppermint marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat. If you want an extra kick of mint, add about 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract. Add Cocoa Krispies to the marshmallow mixture and stir until thoroughly coated. Press mixture into a 9×13 pan (or a 9×9 pan for thicker squares). Add chips or sprinkles (or both!) sprinkled over the top of the krispie squares and press in lightly. Allow to cool before cutting.

These are perfect to add to cookie plates as gifts, package for holiday bake sales, add a lollipop stick for a krispie pop or just to munch with a cup of hot cocoa!  You can also cut them with cookie cutters into festive holiday shapes. Roll the leftover pieces from your cookie cutters into balls for easy snacking!

Want more quick holiday treats?! Check out these great recipes!

Mini Pumpkin Pie Croissants
Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies
Vanilla Nutmeg Cookies with Eggnog Glaze

Thanks again, Sarah and Zach, for having me over at your place!  Hope to see you again soon!

Umm, I’ll take at least three of those please. Don’t they look so good? And talk about adorably festive! Thank you Keri for sharing these with us today. Be sure to give Keri a visit and send her some High Heels and Grills love!

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