Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cocoa Puffs Treats

 
 
 
Snow Day yesterday!
No school ... the kids were home ...what to do to keep them busy.

Thanks for the inventors of crayons, paper, scissors, glue and the Wii.
Got them busy for a while until they got hungry.
That means .. they want SNACK!!!
Not a healthy snacks, but junkie snacks.

I gave them choices,
but of course no one is interested in having what I had to offer.
Suddenly they're not hungry anymore.
 
WARNING!!!! Dangerously Addicting.

 
 
Then my 13 year old asked if she can try to make the cocoa puff bars 
that they sell at the market.
I did get her the Cocoa Puffs intending to make it myself.
She tried looking up the recipe online but could not find one.
So I thought why not make it just like you make Rice Krispies Treats.
 
With the recipe for the Rice Krispies Treats in hand,
she got her ingredients ready
plus the chocolate chips.
 
Let me warn you,
my darling daughter made a
seriously addicting chocolate treat. 
Prepare to eat more than 1 or 2 or 3 or reach for the 4th bar.
 
 
 
Ingredients:
 
 
3 tbsp Butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
4 cups Miniature Marshmallows
6 cups Cocoa Puffs Cereal
6 oz Chocolate Chips, (optional)
 
 

Directions:


  • In large saucepan (non-stick preferably) melt butter over low heat.
  • Add chocolate chips, stir until melted and completely blended with butter.
  • Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  • Add Cocoa Puffs cereal. Stir until well coated. 
  • Using buttered spatula evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 1 1/2-inch x 3 inch rectangular shape.
  • Or Evenly press mixture in cookie cutters. You can also free form your bar, make sure you tightly press puffs together.
                                   
 
Optional:
  • Place 3 oz chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan of simmering water. Add remaining chocolate chips and stir with wooden spoon until completely melted.
  • Taking one cocoa puff bar at a time, dip the bottom side of each bar covering about a 1/3 of the bottom.
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  • Best if served the same day.
 


Note:
 
  • Always use fresh marshmallows.
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
  • I don't recommend using diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine.
  • Why fill instead of cutting cocoa puffs, I like the cocoa puffs to remain its round shape on the edges.
  • Cocoa Puff Bars can be stored up to two days at room temperature in airtight container. But I bet you nohing will be left to store. ;)


8 comments:

  1. The Boys are begging me last night to make this for their snack when they get home.
    I did.
    And you are so right.
    It is dangerously delicious!!!

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    1. I am so glad you like it.
      I ate 5 bars.So addicting.

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  2. What a great idea, I will definitely have to try these out. Thanks for sharing :)

    Sincerely,
    Happy Valley Chow

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  3. These bars look so cute and cheerful! I love the star shaped ones and my son will want a dinosaur one... LOL!

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  4. Another great tip, when melting the marshmallows add a bit of peanut butter until melted. I do not add the choco. chips because they are already chocolate but then you have PB Puffs...so great!!

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    1. Peanut butter sounds really good,
      unfortunately, I can't have anything with peanuts in my house because of my daughter having Peanut Allergy.

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    2. My daughter has a peanut allergy too. Sometimes I skip the chocolate chips and add 1/4 cup of wow butter. It's really good both ways though.

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  5. i just this recipe to make peckers for my sisters bachelorette party....they came out amazing!!!

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