Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Christmas Tree Pops

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Introduction: Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Christmas Tree Pops

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Looking for a cute and tasty addition to your holiday cookie tray? These Christmas Tree pops are a crispy sweet combination of chocolate, peanut butter and butterscotch. They are easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. Give them a try! But be careful - they are delicious.

Supplies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butterscotch morsels
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 8 ounces chocolate (I used milk chocolate bars. You can use milk or semi-sweet, bars or chips.)
  • green candy melts and sprinkles for decorating, if desired
  • wooden popsicle sticks

Step 1: Make the Rice Krispie Treats

Line an 8" x 8" pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Melt the butterscotch morsels and peanut butter in a medium saucepan over low heat stirring frequently until smooth and creamy. Remove from heat and add the Rice Krispies. Mix until well coated. Press the mixture evenly into the pan. Chill in freezer at least 15 minutes to set.

Step 2: Cut Into Triangles

Remove from pan and place on a cutting board. Cut into 3 strips, then cut each strip into triangles as shown to form tree shapes. Insert popsicle stick into the bottom of each triangle. It is helpful to cut a slit first with a paring knife, then insert the stick.

Step 3: Dip in Chocolate

Chop chocolate and put into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on low 30 seconds and stir. Continue to microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Dip each tree pop in chocolate to coat or spoon chocolate over them and allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper to set.

Step 4: Decorate

Melt the candy melts in a small ziploc bag in microwave on low. Cut corner off bag & drizzle over tree pops. Immediately add sprinkles if desired.

They can be stored in the refrigerator for a week or frozen up to 3 months.

Note: You don't have to wait for Christmas to make these. They are great any time of year and even easier to make in bar form. Simply spread the melted chocolate evenly over the treats in the pan. Let set and cut into squares.

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    8 Comments

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    BR95510
    BR95510

    5 weeks ago

    Epic failure, sorry to say. I think the picture must be of 6 of them on a very small plate, because the "trees" are very tiny. I used wooden skewers instead of popsicle sticks. Many of the trees broke when I cut them, in spite of having pressed the mixture into the 8 x 8 pan very carefully and firmly. I ended up with maybe 12 trees that are 2 bites at best. Way too much work for the end result. My advice: make one large tree after you remove the chilled mixture from the 8x8. Use a popsicle stick because it's larger and should accommodate it. Decorate the entire tree the way you want and then just have people either cut or break off a portion when you serve it. At least it'll look pretty at the beginning.

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    CMoz
    CMoz

    7 weeks ago

    So yum!!! I can't wait to make these - and eat them!

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    BR95510
    BR95510

    Question 8 weeks ago on Step 4

    What are "green candy melts?" These are SO cute! I want to make them as a take-along for Christmas. But I've never heard of candy melts and don't see them pictured. Thanks!!! ~Suzy~

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    Fishbum656
    Fishbum656

    Answer 8 weeks ago

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    BR95510
    BR95510

    Reply 8 weeks ago

    THANK YOU!

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    Swankypros
    Swankypros

    8 weeks ago

    Do these have to stay in the refrigerator? I’d like to include them on a gift cookie tray but need to know if they will melt outside the refrigerator.

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    Sugar Hi
    Sugar Hi

    Reply 8 weeks ago

    No, they are stable at room temperature. I like to keep them in the refrigerator if I am storing them for a few days but they are fine out on the counter.

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    cda7314
    cda7314

    8 weeks ago

    I am going to make these for the children at church