Season of Giving

Fall is probably my favorite season, but December is definitely my favorite month! I love the jazz music, the sweater aesthetic, and the holiday buzz. The malls suck, though. I spent 25 minutes trying to find a parking spot at Brea Mall yesterday, and only claimed a spot after I asked a group of girls if they were leaving and followed them to their car.

I especially love December because it’s my birthmas (December babies, do ya feel me?) and it gives me a reason to gift people things. It is quite the luxury to be able to make gifts for people. Here’s a quick and easy treat to make this holiday season if you’re a little short on time and cash.

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Ingredients

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons of butter (up to your discretion)
  • 1 bag of marshmallows
  • 1 box of Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/2 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips (approx 6 oz)
  • Medium sized clear gusset treat bags

Steps 

  1. Heat the butter in a large pan over low heat until melted.
  2. Add the marshmallows into the pan until melted. You might want to add them in batches as to not overwhelm your pan. Keep stirring until you reach a smooth consistency.
  3. Remove your pan from heat, and add in your cereal until it is well coated by the marshmallow and butter mixture. You might want to do this in batches as well, to cover the cereal more evenly.
  4. Line a pan or baking sheet with wax paper, and use a spatula to transfer the cereal from the pan. Flatten and let it cool before cutting into smaller cubes. Makes about 16-20 pieces.

Optional 

  1. Heat up water in a sauce pan or pot until almost boiling, and switch to low heat. Fill a heat resistance bowl (I used a metal one) and carefully put it in the pot.
  2. Stir the chocolate until it is almost completely melted, and carefully remove the bowl from the water. The residual heat will melt the rest of the chocolate.
  3. Line a sheet with wax paper. Take each cube and dip it in the chocolate. Gently place on wax paper, and put in fridge for the chocolate to solidify faster.
  4. Place in clear gusset treat bags to give as gifts for your friends!

 

 

 

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