This recipe came out of nowhere. It surprised me. After making the Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats, I guess I felt that I needed to immediately use up the rest of the cereal and then, of course, incorporate some chocolate. So, I came up with this snack. A-hem, let me rephrase that. I came up with this highly addictive snack. They're much like the Nestle Crunch snacks, except with dark chocolate.
Not only did I use up my leftover Rice Krispies cereal, but I ended up buying some more so that I could make even more of these poppers. Really, I think I need an anonymous support group now. You know that saying "Once you pop, you can't stop?" That's entirely true here.
These are perfect for movie night, or to have hanging out in a bowl when some friends are over. Or, you can do what I do and just keep them in your fridge, popping one in your mouth every few hours when you have that crispy chocolate craving. But, watch out, your kids will love them, too!
Chocolate Covered Crispy Poppers
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 3 cups crispies cereal , such as Rice Krispies
- 8 oz semisweet chocolate bar , chopped
- 1 ½ cups bittersweet chocolate chips
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Set aside.
- In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows and frequently stir over the heat while they melt. Once melted, remove from the heat and stir in the cereal until coated.
- Working quickly, shape the sticky crispy mixture into small bite sized pieces and layer on the lined baking sheet. (Spray your hands with cooking spray to keep the crispies from sticking while shaping.) Set aside and prepare the chocolate.
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a heat-proof bowl set over a pan of simmering water over low heat. Remove from the heat when completely melted. Using a toothpick, dip the crispy bites, one at a time, into the chocolate and turn to coat. Scrape against the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate, then return the chocolate covered crispies to the lined pan.
- Once all crispy poppers are dipped in the chocolate, let set a few hours until chocolate hardens. If the chocolate does not harden, place the poppers in the fridge. It's so humid here in Mississippi, so I store them in the fridge.
- Enjoy as a snack with your friends during your favorite movie.
Baking cups pictured, supplied by my friend, Brooke, at the Lemon Drop Shop.