Krispie Treat Bark

This past week I went and got my taxes done.  Which is one of those adult things you have to do that scares the bajeezus out of me.

Trying to explain blogging as a job is like, pretty hard you guys.

 

He’s all, “You own a bakery?”

No sir.

“You bake cakes for people?”

Well, not exactly.

“Do you deliver?”

Umm, no.

“So, you bake things for invisible internet people to enjoy?”

Yes, that’s kind of it.

“And you get paid for this?”

Well, yes, that’s the idea.

 

Hmmm…

 

So while I felt super adult getting my taxes done, I also felt like a total noob for calling myself a “blogger” and expecting him to take me for a serious adult person.

 

I mean, having a job where I get to make things like Krispie Treat Bark for a living and then expecting all you internet people to leave me comments here telling me what a great person I am, and how great it looks, and how smart I am…I suppose it’s slightly self indulgent.

But really I do it for you guys.  And your bellies.

So I should change my title from blogger to “Completely-selfless-dessert-idea-person”.

I don’t think my accountant would find that confusing at all.

 

Ok. back to the bark.

Krispie Treat Bark | Cookies and CupsFirst let me point out that the idea and basic recipe came from one of very favorite people, Bridget.

She made this Conversation Heart Bark a few years back and I have had it stored away in my brain files for a while now.

 

I took her recipe and switched up just a few things…

Let’s discuss.
 photo IMG_7338_zps6e5c543f.jpgYou really only need a few things for this…Rice Krispie cereal, white chocolate, mini marshmallows, sprinkles and semi-sweet chocolate…oh yeah, and more sprinkles.

 

First melt your white chocolate over a double boiler and then mix in your Krispies.  Once those are mixed in add in your marshmallows…

 photo PicMonkeyCollage-19_zps182132a0.jpgThen finally your sprinkles…

 photo IMG_7352_zps50f8db50.jpgSpread that whole concoction out onto a parchment lined baking sheet…

 photo IMG_7356_zpsb58407aa.jpgChill it for a bit to set it up and then melt some chocolate chips and spread that bidness all up on there…

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And of course, more sprinkles…

 photo IMG_7364_zpsfc207215.jpgPretty, yes?

Chill that pan of jolly for a little bit so the chocolate sets up and then cut it into pieces.

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Isn’t it something?Krispie Treat Bark | Cookies and Cups

Enjoy internet friends!

 

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Krispie Treat Bark


Ingredients

  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside
  2. Over a double boiler, melt white chocolate until just melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in Rice Krispie Cereal until coated completely.
  4. Stir in mini marshmallows and then 1/4 cup sprinkles.
  5. Spread immediately onto lined baking sheet, about 1/4″ – 1/2″ thick
  6. Place in refrigerator for about 10 minutes to set white chocolate.
  7. Melt semisweet chips over double boiler.
  8. Spread the melted chocolate over the white chocolate layer and sprinkle immediately with extra sprinkles to decorate.
  9. Place back in fridge until chocolate is set.
  10. Cut into pieces.

Notes

recipe adapted from Bake at 350

Store airtight for up to 5 days

 

32 Responses

  1. These are super cute, and I’m convinced sprinkles make people happy or at least smile. 🙂

    Do you think using peanut butter chips as the base and then white chocolate on top would work? I’m in a phase of lov’n that combo right now!

  2. Shirley Love

    Love, love, love everything about your blogs……..the recipes and all your funny comments. Do you have any diabetic recipes or how I could substitute on some of these posted. I am definitely going to try this bark although I can only have a pinch.

  3. Taxes, sigh. I actually have to report income this year and I’m not looking forward to that convo with the tax guy! He’ll be all “what?” and I’ll be all “you know, blogging” and then he’ll speak in tax speak and my head will explode.

    I guess I should have some of these treats for the recovery period. They’d sure help!

  4. Every year I try to explain to my dads accountant that my blog is a business and thus I should be able to write off grocery bills as a business expense…no luck so far. These treats look wonderful!

  5. So, the strangest thing just happened…I read the word “taxes” and I got this strange eye twitch that won’t go away. Huh. Weird, right?

    Preeeeeety sure the only thing that will fix it is some of this bark. I mean, I’m not a doctor but I watch PLENTY of Grey’s.

  6. So, I get my taxes done at the same place every year and my tax guy brings the entire office out to meet me/say hi every year that I come in. “This is the girl that gets paid to blog!” Like, I’m a circus freak? I mean, quit pointing and staring, you guys. It’s not polite. Also, I’m pretty sure it’s 2013. This isn’t that confusing.

    Anyway, I love your recipes as usual, blah blah blah.

    1. shelly

      Yeah, Just a few tweaks. I get itchy when it goes to long a time without changing something.. doing a few more still too, just to make sure my wallet is completely empty 🙂

  7. Our accountant is like 80 years old and he’s done my taxes for the past 6 years and still doesn’t get what I do.
    Maybe if I brought him some of this bark next time he wouldn’t care 😉

  8. I love to make healthy(er) Rice Krispie Treats and your recipe will be a fun addition to our kitchen. The only thing is that I’ll have to do a lot of experimenting to come up with a healthy version of sprinkles. Hmmm, you got my wheels turning!

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