Chocolate Chunk Rice Crispy Treats

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Truthfully, I only have one mom.  But I also have kind of a second mother in my boyfriend’s mom.  So this weekend I got to make my mommy some rolo cupcakes and bring my second mom some delicious rice crispy treats.

Also, what is the correct spelling of crispy in this context?  Krispie?  Crispy?  Crispie?

Recipe:

Crispies:

10 oz marshmallows

3 tbsp  butter

6 cups coca crispies

1/2 cup chocolate chunks

Topping

as many chocolate chunks as you like

1/2 cup milk chocolate melts

2/3 cup white chocolate melts

Spray a 9X13 pan with tons of cooking spray.

Melt the butter in a large melting pot over low heat.   Once melted stir in marshmallows until completely melty and bubbly and delicious.   While the marshmallows are heating, combine 1/2 cup chocolate chunks with cereal in a large bowl so the chocolate chunks are thoroughly mixed into the cereal.  Once the marshmallows have melted, remove from heat and stir in cereal and chocolate chunks.   Spread into the 9×13 pan and press firmly.

Once the cereal mixture is cool, microwave the milk chocolate melts.  Drip the melted chocolate all over the treats.  Before that chocolate melts drop the chocolate chunks all over the top so they set firmly into the chocolate and don’t fall off.   Then melt the white chocolate melts and drip that over the cereal and chocolate chunks.  Once that is cool cut into sections and serve.

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Wrestlemania is upon us

Finally, the Fruity Pebbly Cupcakes have come back to my belly

So I’ve been trying to diet and be good at life so I haven’t baked anything in a while.   But for Wrestlemania Sunday – anything goes.  In a tribute to The Rock vs. John Cena match, I made Fruity Pebble cupcakes.  I don’t really watch wrestling, but I live with someone who does.  So unfortunately/fortunately I know more about wrestling than anyone ever should.  I even wore a wrestling T-shirt in public today.  Ugh, who am I.

Anyway, I am bringing these guys to a Wrestlemania party where I will eat them until I fall asleep on the couch in a room full of dudes, cigar smoke, and Angelo the dog.  If you’re interested in the actual wrestling details – check them out at http://countingthelights.com/   They’ll recap the whole ‘Mania and are probably live tweeting it like nerds.

So anyway, how do Fruity Pebble Cupcakes even come into this wrestlemania occassion?  Well, for those of your clueless jabrones, the Rock once called John Cena a ‘fruity pebble’ and the nickname stuck for a while.  Since its Rock v. Cena tonight, These are fitting.  I want the cupcakes to appear neutral, but I’d say they’re leaning towards a Rock win.

PS. I needed to sample a cupcake and so did my bf, so what better place to enjoy this delicious mini cake than in front of my TV in the living room drinking a beer out of a mason jar.

PPS.  Not my beer.

Makes 24 Cupcakes –

Cake –

1 box classic yellow cake mix

12 oz (1 can) diet cream soda

1 cup fruity pebbles

Buttercream frosting –
2 sticks butter, softened

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 box dry vanilla pudding

1 tsp vanilla extract

Fruity Pebbles – garnish

Combine the cake mix and cream soda until well combined.  I recommend using a sexy sexy hand mixer for about 3 – 5 minutes.  Once combined stir in the fruity pebbles by hand so you don’t break them up too much.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 16 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool completely.

To make the frosting beat butter until whipped for about 3 minutes.  Combine with pudding mix and vanilla extract and beat for another minute.  Then add powdered sugar a little at a time until you’ve created delicious fluffy icing.  Pipe on to cupcakes and garnish using the cereal.

From the sample that I ate, these are seriously delicious.  The crunch of the cereal on the cakes is an insane combination of delight.

I mean – lookit!!