These little crispy rice squares are the ideal size to include on cookie plates, and the peppermint kick makes them perfect for the season!
One of the things I love about the Christmas season are all of the amazing treats. Everything from cookies to fudge to homemade caramels – I don’t think I could pick a favorite!! And one of the best things is getting to share all of your Christmas goodies! McCormick and Kim Ima agree – the holidays are all about sharing. Sharing food, sharing memories – and my favorite is sharing memories with food!! Kim Ima partnered up with McCormick this year to create some great treats that are perfect for sharing, which includes these Little Peppermint Crispy Rice Squares. These little squares are perfect for adding to cookie plates – not only because of their size, but because the addition of peppermint and white chocolate makes them a perfect festive treat!
And don’t forget to check out McCormick’s Facebook page, where you can start with a signature cookie, customize it, and then send your e-cookie to your friends and family!
Because I’m posting another recipe from McCormick and Kim Ima, I’m extending my giveaway of Kim’s cookbook – The Treats Truck Baking Book – until Tuesday night, December 13th. So if you haven’t already entered, make sure you head over and enter!!
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 10 ounces mini marshmallows
- 6 cups crispy rice cereal
- ¼ teaspoon McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract
- ⅓ cup white chocolate chips
- 3 coarsely chopped candy canes
- Grease an 8x8 or 9x9-inch baking dish with one tablespoon of the butter.
- In a large pot over low heat, melt the remaining butter. Add the marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows are melted and smooth. Remove from the heat, and stir in the peppermint extract.
- Stir in the crispy rice cereal, the white chocolate chips and 2 of the crushed candy canes. Pour the mixture into the buttered dish. Using buttered hands, press evenly into the pan. Garnish with the remaining candy cane.
- Let sit at least 15 minutes. Cut into 5 rows of 5, and once you remove it from the pan, cut the pieces to half the thickness to make little squares.
- Recipe from McCormick and Kim Ima