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Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats

These Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats get a festive kick of flavor from the addition of ginger, molasses, and crushed gingersnaps! Topped with a smooth, creamy layer of melted white chocolate that cuts the intensity of the spice. These Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats are fantastic as a super simple holiday dessert!

Course Dessert - bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Author Sarah

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 16 oz. bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. clove
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped gingersnaps
  • 8 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 12 oz. white chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. shortening

Instructions

  1. In a large stock pot over medium heat, melt the butter.

  2. Add marshmallows; cook and stir until marshmallows are mostly melted.

  3. Stir in vanilla, molasses, ginger, and clove.

  4. Remove from heat, and quickly stir in gingersnap cookie crumbs and Rice Krispies cereal.

  5. Press into the bottom of a buttered 13x9-inch pan.

  6. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and shortening.

  7. Heat at 20-second intervals until melted and smooth. Do not increase heat time intervals - the chocolate MUST melt slowly or it will scorch and turn clumpy. Short intervals, with stirring in between, until melted and smooth.

  8. Spread melted chocolate evenly over bars.

  9. Allow to set, about 15-20 minutes. Cut into bars.