adapted from the “Original Rice Krispies” recipe
Makes about 20 golf ball sized pops or 20 squares
Step 1: Ingredients
3 tablespoons butter
40 regular marshmallows or 4 cups mini marshmallows
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
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
In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper and stir until completely melted.
Step 3: Method
Add unsweetened cocoa. Mix quickly. Remove from heat.
Step 4: Method
Add rice krispies.
Stir until well coated.
Step 6: Method
Working quickly, wearing disposable gloves, shape mixture into balls. Press lollipop sticks into creating a pop.
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
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
You can present these in a bouquet to someone you love (or want to get to know better)
Step 9: Valentine's Day Ideas
Wrap these up with a pretty ribbon, and pass these out at the office. You WILL be popular. (That cayenne does pack some heat!)