Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Strawberry Chocolate Squares

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"Honey, I wish we had some cookies or something."
My answer to the hubby?
"I can make some treats."
lol...lol little did he know that I had yummy, strawberry chocolate treats in mind!

This simple easy treat can be made in less than thirty minutes. The next time you want something sweet, reach for a bag of marshmallows, sugar free strawberry jello, and some chocolate almond bark.

Strawberry Chocolate Squares
  • 1 - 10 oz. bag of marshmallows
  • 1 - 0.30 oz. pkg. of sugar-free strawberry jello
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, or margarine
  • 3-4 squares of chocolate almond almond bark, or about 1/4 of a 20 ounce package
  • 6 cups of puffed rice cereal
  • Lightly grease a rectangular, 2 quart casserole pan with vegetable shortening and set aside.
  • Place 4 Tbsp. of butter in a microwaveable 3 quart bowl.
  • Microwave in 30 second intervals until the butter is melted
  • Empty the sugar-free jello and marshmallows into the 3 quart bowl
  • Stir until the marshmallows are evenly coated with the butter and jello.
  • Microwave the marshmallows for 1 minute.
  • Remove from the microwave and stir for a minute
  • Microwave for an additional 30 seconds
  • Remove from the microwave and stir until the marshmallows are completely melted and blended with the jello.
  • If necessary, microwave for an additional 15 seconds.
  • Stir in the 6 cups of puffed rice cereal until the marshmallows are blended evenly with the cereal.
  • Spoon the cereal mixture into the lightly greased 2 quart casserole pan.
  • lightly coat your hands with vegetable shortening and press the cereal mixture into an even layer with no air pockets. 
  • Set the pan of cereal treat mix aside.
  • Put 3-4 squares of chocolate almond bark( about 1/4 of a 20 ounce package) into a microwaveable small bowl.
  • Microwave for 1 minute and stir 
  • Microwave for an additional 15 seconds and stir the chocolate bark until it is completely melted. If necessary microwave for an additional 15 seconds.
  • Pour the melted chocolate bark on top of the cereal treats and spread evenly with a spoon.
  • Place the pan of treats in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator for 5 minutes, or until the chocolate bark is firm.
  • Slice the treats into 12 large squares, or 16 smaller squares, with a sharp knife
Your treats will still be slightly warm and soft, but this is how Bill and I LOVE to eat them. 
Enjoy your slice of homemade happiness on a plate!