grown-up rice krispie treats (a.k.a. “po’ boy truffles”)
November 11, 2010 § 17 Comments
These grown-up rice krispie treats are yummy liqueur-infused treats I started making two years ago. I like to call them “Po’ Boy Truffles”. When extravagance goes down the way of the economy, we can let our dearest veteran of recipes rescue our pocket and our palate. With a little fill and frill, you can transform the rice krispie treat into a sophisticated indulgence. You can dress up your good ol’ rice krispie recipe with some of my favorite fusions and roll them into truffle bites.
(From front to back):
Orange Truffle: Add dark cocoa into the melted marshmallows. Substitute vanilla with Grand Marnier. If you want virgin, there’s always orange extract. Dip in dark chocolate. Top with a slice of orange gumdrop.
Coconut Rum: Substitute vanilla with coconut rum, or half coconut extract and half rum extract. Dip in white chocolate. Roll in shredded coconut.
Coffee Toffee: Substitute 1/4 of your marshmallows with caramel chews. Substitute vanilla with Kahlua. Dip in dark chocolate. Roll in a mixture of crushed coffee beans and crushed toffee bits.
Coconut Lime: Substitute vanilla with half coconut extract and half lime cordial. Dip in dark chocolate. Top with a slice of lime gumdrop.
Peanut Butter: Add finely chopped peanuts into your rice krispies. Dip in melted peanut butter chips.
Amaretto: Substitute vanilla with Disaronno amaretto or almond extract. Dip in milk chocolate. Roll in sliced almonds.
Canadian Maple Walnut: Substitute vanilla with maple extract. Dip in melted butterscotch chips. Top with a halved walnut.
Mint Truffle: Substitute vanilla with crème de menthe or mint extract. Dip in milk chocolate. Drizzle dark chocolate.
Cranapple: Add finely chopped dried apples and dried cranberries into your rice krispies. Substitute vanilla with cinnamon. Dip in white chocolate. Top with a dried cranberry.
Hazenut: Substitute 1/4 of your marshmallows with Nutella hazelnut spread. Substitute vanilla with Frangelico hazelnut liqueur. Dip in milk chocolate.
I also made large tennis ball-size rice krispie truffles for individual gifts. These are coconut rum, amaretto, cranapple (with a cinnamon stick), and coffee toffee.
Oh, Oh, Oh!!!! This is exactly perfect for a gift exchange where a couple of us are celiacs. So pretty and yummy-looking.
I love this site. Just discovered it today. What a creative lady you are, Jeromina
I wish I were more familiar with the gluten-free diet, but I’m glad this has given you some ideas for your gift exchange. I’m sure you’ll be able to alter it as needed. I’m happy that you’ve discovered my blog. 🙂 Thanks for joining me in my crafty adventures. Happy holidays!
Everything in your recipe is celiac-friendly. Rice Krispie Squares are the easiest and cheapest sweet we can make, so your ideas take them right over the top. Thanks so much for all your fun treats and crafts.
I just found these delisious treats!! I want to make them now and not wait until the holidays! 🙂
Definitely no need to wait for any good reason to have treats. He he. Enjoy!
I am dying to try these…heading to the store to get some krispies etc. You have such GREAT ideas!
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that is soooo cute! but how do you make them exactly?
Such a great idea! Pinning this.
I like that you have a lot of varieties and thank you for the effort. But I’ve had these in a number of locations in South America. Sorry, I can’t remember what they call them but… Quick! Get yours to the market!
Love these and what a great idea for a bridal shower I’m having this summer.
Can’t wait to make these…absolutely everyone sounds delish. Only question is…making the hazelnut variation and wonder how much Netella spread you mixed in to replace 1/4 of the marshmallows? Thanks.
Can you post the whole recipe for your rice crispy’s? My regular rice crispy treat recipe does not call for vanilla so I have no idea how much to replace it with. Thank you, and I can’t wait to make these for a get together tomorrow night. Yummy!!!
I love your rice krispie treats and I can’t wait to make it .