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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Rice Krispie Surprise


  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) package marshmallows, divided
  • 12 cups puffed rice cereal (Rice Krispies), divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) package strawberry marshmallows
  • White frosting
  • 8 Maraschino cherries with stems


Butter 3 (8-inch) cake pans and line with parchment paper.
For Chocolate Layer: Microwave 2 tablespoons butter and chocolate on HIGH in a large glass bowl for 30 second intervals until melted; toss with ½ (16-ounce) package marshmallows. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 1 ½ minutes or until puffed and melted. Immediately stir in 4 cups puffed rice cereal, mixing well. Press into one prepared pan with wet fingers. Let stand 30 minutes or until firm.
For Vanilla Layer: repeat procedure omitting chocolate.
For Strawberry Layer: repeat procedure omitting chocolate and using strawberry marshmallows.
Spread ½ cup frosting between layers. Cut into 8 wedges. Decorate each wedge with a dollop of frosting and a cherry.

recipe source here