Monday, June 16, 2008

My New Chocolate Addiction . . .

Oh my goodness. About two weeks ago, I was grocery shopping with my seven-year-old daughter. While in the cereal section, she pointed out all the cereals she wanted to try. I told her to pick just one. Her choice? Cocoa Krispies.



My first thought? Ugh! How disgusting - chocolate flavored cereal! But I did tell her it was her choice, so we got it. The next morning, my daughter ate THREE bowls! Not to mention that my three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter joined the band wagon, too. Then a couple days later we had a casual "eat whatever" dinner, and my seven-year-old asked for Cocoa Krispies. We finished that box up in three days!

Out of curiosity, I decided to see what all the hype was about. And let me tell you, that was the most delish cereal I've had in a long time! It even beat out my long time favorites Captain Crunch and Lucky Charms. Let me tell you, if you like hot chocolate like I do - then you'll really like Cocoa Krispies. This week, I made sure to buy four boxes of Cocoa Krispies . . . I wonder how long they'll last?

Here are some yummy recipes from the Kellogg's website:

Chocolate Marshmallow Crisps



Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 36
Ingredients
1 package (11.5 oz., 2 cups) milk chocolate morsels
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup almonds , coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots or raisins
2 cups Rice Krispies®
or 2 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies®

Directions
1. In 2-quart saucepan, melt chocolate and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients, mixing until well coated. Spread mixture evenly in 8 x 8 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate. Cut into 1 1/4-inch squares. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: In medium microwave safe bowl, heat morsels and shortening. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring after each minute. Follow Step 2 above.


Chocolate Marshmallow Madness

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16
Ingredients
1 package (12 oz. 2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
3 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies®
2 cups miniature marshmallows

Directions
1. In 3-quart saucepan, melt chocolate and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat. 2. Add KELLOGG'S COCOA KRISPIES cereal and marshmallows to chocolate mixture. Stir until well coated.

3. Spread mixture evenly into 8 x 8 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Chill until firm. Cut into squares. Store covered in refrigerator.

3 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, my goodness. You know how to bring on a chocolate craving frenzy. Those recipes look really good. Now I know what I want to do on my night off.

The Thomas Five said...

Oh it is definately so good. We hardly buy sugary cereal, but when we do- thats a good one. I'm actually surprised it lasted you three days!

BTW- I like your blog's new look! Very "Queeny" :)

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Amy - let me help you with that craving - chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! You have to admit, it sounds much better than veggies, veggies, veggies (although there are days I crave those, too).

Robin - Aha! A fellow Cocoa Krispies addict. Welcome! And thanks - I'm enjoying the new look, too.

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