Cocoa Krispie Treats are a twist on classic Rice Krispies Treats, made with white chocolate and almond butter. So easy and delicious!
Rita Rudner told a joke years ago (or maybe it was Joan Rivers… or Phyllis Diller? Doesn’t matter…) Anyway, the joke is “You spend the first two years of your child’s life trying to get them to talk. And then spend the next two trying to shut them up.” Something like that.
Holy Helen of Troy, are my kids talkers. And they were early talkers, so I’ve had a head start on needing quiet time (for me, not them.)
With all that yammering, though, comes some hilarious statements.
Haley’s random observation at two years old: “It feels good to poop. And have teeth.”
Haley’s longing to be older at age three: “Mommy, when I am a grown-up I will play with scissors. And touch raw chicken.”
And yesterday, in her 4 1/2 year old infinite wisdom, she informed me of the following: Boys like Spiderman, Transformers, chasing, and walking next to each other. Girls like Hello Kitty, flowers, and ponies.
When I asked if she thought boys would like these Cocoa Krispie Treats, she replied, “Of course boys would like them. They’re not total stinky farty heads.”
Hm. I wonder if she’ll feel the same way when she’s 10 (about the boys, not the treats.)
Feel free to swap out the white chocolate for regular chocolate, and the almond butter for peanut butter.
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Cocoa Krispie Treats
- 10 ounce package Ghirardelli White Melting Wafers
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- pinch of salt
- 6 cups cocoa krispies cereal
- Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate wafers according to package directions, until completely melted. Set aside.
- Place butter, marshmallows, almond butter, and salt in a large pot. Stir to combine and melt over medium heat, stirring frequently.
- Take pot off the heat and pour in the Cocoa Krispies; mix thoroughly to combine.
- Working quickly before the cereal isn't pliable anymore and chocolate hardens, put a little cooking spray on a wooden spoon and press half of cereal mixture into the baking dish. Spread half of the melted chocolate on top. Repeat with remaining cereal and chocolate.
- Let chocolate harden and set, then cut into squares and enjoy!