Introduction: Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Christmas Tree Pops
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.
- 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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