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Chocolate Marshmallow Crispies – We Should Cocoa #48

 

Rebecca over at Bake n Quilt is hosting We Should Cocoa this month and has chosen the ingredient marshmallow to get us all thinking. With the hot and steamy weather continuing here in the UK, this is a good choice; there is no baking required in making marshmallows and plenty of simple no bake recipes to use them in too.

My first thought was what a good excuse to make rocky road, something I like, but try not to make too often as it disappears rather too fast. However, when browsing through my newest book, Mast Brothers Chocolate: a family cookbook, I came across a recipe for crispy treats, which was basically a mass of melted marshmallows with some chocolate and crisped rice thrown in. As we are about to embark on a journey to visit CT’s mother, it seemed like a good time to try these out. She has a sweet tooth, so I’m hoping she will be appreciative. I had to convert US measures to UK ones, but I more or less did what the recipe stated for once; it’s such a simple recipe, it’s barely more than a sentence long anyway.

This is how I made:

Chocolate Marshmallow Crispies

  • Melted 50g unsalted butter in a large pan over low heat.
  • Added 300g marshmallows and allowed to melt, then stirred to combine.
  • Removed from the heat, then added 150g 72% chopped dark chocolate (G&B). Left for a couple of minutes to melt then stirred to mix.
  • Added 200g crisped rice (rice krispies) and stirred until just incorporated. The stirring was quite tricky as the mixture was very sticky.
  • Turned into a greased 9″ sq. cake mould and pressed down lightly with the back of a spoon to distribute the mixture and flatten it.
  • Allowed to set, turned onto a board and cut into 36 squares.
Chocolate Marshmallow Crisps

Just like rocky road, I found these crispy treats to be very moreish. Luckily, they were destined for Hampshire, so they were hastily packed into a tin before too many disappeared. How many, I shall eat when I’m in the New Forest of course, remains to be seen.

 

32 Comments

  1. beautyqueenuk

    8th August 2014 at 7:45 am

    OOh I want these right now or cornflake ones, I used to love making them as a kid then someone ruined it by getting shreaded wheat involved yuck x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    • Choclette

      8th August 2014 at 8:31 am

      Hehe, you are so right about shredded wheat 😉

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  2. Emma Matthews

    8th August 2014 at 8:00 am

    Oh wow these look so yummy! Need to give them a go when I’m next in the kitchen! x

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    • Choclette

      8th August 2014 at 8:32 am

      They are a bit different to the standard chocolate crispies, but be warned, they are quite addictive.

      Reply
  3. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    8th August 2014 at 8:05 am

    The sort of things I should be making with the mini chefs. Look great C.

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    • Choclette

      8th August 2014 at 8:33 am

      Oh yes Bintu, the mini chefs would love them. The melted marshmallows make for an interesting consistency that I expect they’d go for too.

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  4. Shaheen

    8th August 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I’ve picked up some vegan Marshmallows recently as I have been wanting to make Rocky Road for a while, so this is the perfect time to make them and share. Your marshmallow Crispies sound pretty good.

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    • Choclette

      9th August 2014 at 11:31 am

      Shaheen – they are way too good, but a very good use for marshmallows I reckon.

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  5. Rebecca

    8th August 2014 at 2:32 pm

    These are a classic treat in the U.S., but usually are unflavored and mostly for kids. I bet that even grown-ups will like these chocolate ones! Just the thing for making when you don’t want to turn on the oven too!

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    • Choclette

      9th August 2014 at 11:33 am

      I think the US are well ahead of us when it comes to using marshmallows. Made with very dark chocolate, I suspect the grown ups might like these better than the kids though.

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  6. GG

    8th August 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I love marshmallow crispies but only eaten them at other peoples houses. Great looking recipe to bookmark and make. GG

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    • Choclette

      9th August 2014 at 11:34 am

      I seem to be well behind on this marshmallow crispie thing GG – glad I’ve caught up though.

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  7. Grace H

    8th August 2014 at 5:15 pm

    so yummy!!! 🙂
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    That’s amore

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  8. Janice Pattie

    8th August 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Those look fun to make and eat. i’m not a huge marshmallow fan, but served like this I would be happy to eat them!

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    • Choclette

      9th August 2014 at 11:36 am

      They work really well like this Janice as they hold everything together, so there are no crumbs.

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  9. Catherine

    8th August 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Those look just perfect. Absolutely love rice crispy treats.

    Blessings, Catherine.

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    • Choclette

      9th August 2014 at 11:37 am

      Yes Catherine, me too. I think I must be making up for not having them as a child.

      Reply
  10. Baking Addict

    8th August 2014 at 9:27 pm

    These are reminiscent of childhood treats but a more indulgent version. Great use of marshmallows.

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    • Choclette

      9th August 2014 at 11:38 am

      The marshmallow works well in holding the mixture together Ros, so it cuts neatly and doesn’t fall apart as soon as you bite into it.

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  11. belleau kitchen

    9th August 2014 at 12:10 am

    Oh I adore marshmallow crispies!! These are so perfectly gorgeous and look like they have that perfect soft crunchy chew. I will be making these!!

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    • Choclette

      9th August 2014 at 11:39 am

      They are brilliant Dom – I’m making up for childhood deprivation 😉

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  12. Katie

    9th August 2014 at 5:09 am

    Sometimes you can’t beat a taste of childhood 🙂

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    • Choclette

      9th August 2014 at 11:40 am

      Haha yes Katie, except I didn’t get these sort of things as a child, so I’m making up for it now.

      Reply
  13. Sylvia F.

    9th August 2014 at 7:17 am

    This is what I was thinking about this morning 🙂 love them!

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  14. Choclette

    9th August 2014 at 11:40 am

    Well, that’s quite a nice thought to have in the morning Sylvia.

    Reply
  15. Galina Varese

    9th August 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Oodles of appeal to children of all ages, I bet my dear husband would love them as much as my kids. 🙂

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  16. Kate Glutenfreealchemist

    9th August 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Dangerous! I always eat far more of these than the kids…… They hardly get a look in! And so simple…. Must make some soon!!!!

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  17. Kate@whatkatebaked

    10th August 2014 at 1:46 pm

    A classic with a twist- my favourite type. Hope CT’s Mum enjoyed them.

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  18. The Caked Crusader

    10th August 2014 at 3:28 pm

    A classic taste of childhood! I love it made with frosties too

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  19. Jo

    10th August 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I love these and it has been years since I last made them! Great for packing in a tin and travelling too.

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  20. Angie Schneider

    10th August 2014 at 6:33 pm

    These must be quite addictive!

    Reply

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