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adapted from the “Original Rice Krispies” recipe
Makes about 20 golf ball sized pops or 20 squares
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Step 1: Ingredients

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3 tablespoons butter
40 regular marshmallows or 4 cups mini marshmallows
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
⅜ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
6 cups rice krispies (I actually prefer the Trader Joe’s Rice Crispies - but the Kellogg’s original are good as well)

20 lollipop sticks


Step 2: Method

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In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper and stir until completely melted. 

Step 3: Method

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Add unsweetened cocoa.  Mix quickly.  Remove from heat.

Step 4: Method

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Add rice krispies. 

Step 5:

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Stir until well coated.

Step 6: Method

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Working quickly, wearing disposable gloves, shape mixture into balls.  Press lollipop sticks into creating a pop.

ALTERNATIVELY
Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

Step 7: Valentine's Day Ideas

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These can be individually served as dessert for a romantic meal.  (who doesn't love eating thing on sticks.)

Step 8: Valentine's Day Ideas

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You can present these in a bouquet to someone you love (or want to get to know better)

Step 9: Valentine's Day Ideas

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Wrap these up with a pretty ribbon, and pass these out at the office.  You WILL be popular.  (That cayenne does pack some heat!)

 
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SeaGoat2 years ago
Cool twist on a traditional favorite! Am going to a Mardi Gras party next week. The cayenne kick will be a perfect Cajun touch. Since the invitation specified "sinful" dessert, I may finish up by dipping them in dark chocolate --- yum!
Those sound delicious! Awesome!
These look so good! Great photos, too. :)