{Recipe} Hot Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Hot Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

7 cups Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies
16 oz Mini Marshmallows or 16 oz large Mallows cut in half
7 T Butter
1/2 cup Stephens Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate Powder
1 cup Dehydrated Marshmallows, optional

Melt butter in a pot on medium heat.  Add hot chocolate powder and mallows, save the dehydrated for the end.  Stir until mallows have melted and is smooth.  Pour over rice krispies in a large bowl until everything is evenly coated.  Add the dehydrated marshmallows and pour entire mixture into 9x13 pan.

Hot Chocolate Frosting

3 T Butter
1/2 cup Shortening
2/3 c Hot Chocolate Powder
1/2 c Cocoa Powder
1-2 cups Powdered Sugar, I did 2
1 t Vanilla
Milk to desired consistency

Cream the butter and shortening, then add vanilla.  Add the rest of the ingredients, pouring a little milk at a time, until mixture is well incorporated and smooth.  Immediately spread onto rice krispie treats and top with fun Christmas sprinkles.

The frosting has a slight crunch to it due to the undissolved hot chocolate powder... I like it.
It will have more of a chocolate flavor if you use cocoa krispies... I didn't have any.
I didn't use 16 oz of mallows.  I only used 10 oz, and they dried out before the end of the night.  I think Rice Krispie Treats should be GOOEY, so I bumped up the mallows to 16 oz. I will be making it that way next time.