Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
This recipe is from one of my Weight Watcher's cookbooks (gasp!) but really it's just the basic Rice Krispie treat recipe with chocolate added. Whoever came up with this is a genius. Make sure you use the best quality chocolate you can find -- it will make a difference.
2 TBSP unsalted butter
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped (I recommend Scharffen Berger)
1 7-oz. jar marshmallow cream
2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder (I recommend Scharffen Berger or Ghirardelli)
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 cups Rice Krispies
1. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
2. In a large (large!) sauce pan, melt the butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Add the marsmallow cream, cocoa and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat.
3. Add the cereal and stir till well coated. (It's a sticky mess, and I found that using two wooden spoons together helps distribute the goo evenly and with minimal frustration. Whatever you do, DO NOT TOUCH the goo with your hands. It'll stick and drive you nuts.)
4. Spread the mixture with wooden spoons into pan. Press down evenly. Let cool 10 minutes, then cut and munch. Umm-umm!