July! The Summer Insanity was in full throttle the entire month. Where do I begin… Continue reading
This month may be a good example of when to actually use royal icing instead of buttercream…Leave it to me to talk smack about royal icing in my last sugar cookie post and then have it come back to bite me in the ass. Still though, we had fun laughing at ourselves while trying to decorate these cookies. And the most important part? They were still delicious. I’m not going to bother reposting the recipe this month, we used our classic recipe with different colors of frosting that has appeared here so many times. And hey, we all have to have a Pinterest Fail every once in awhile to keep us humble. I’m always going to look back at these beauties and smile!
Rice Krispies are pretty darn American, and pretty darn tasty. It is so easy to fancy them up a bit with different flavors – chocolate butterscotch, chocolate mint, peanut butter…but I never tried coconut OR white chocolate until today. And…YUM.
White Chocolate Coconut Krispies
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 package (10 oz.) regular marshmallows, OR 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- 6 cups crisped rice cereal
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- red and blue sprinkles for 4th of July! (optional)
Add butter and marshmallows to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 90 seconds, remove from microwave and stir. Microwave for another minute if necessary.
Slowly add crisped rice cereal, about 2 cups at a time. Stir. Add shredded coconut and white chocolate chips, stir until combined.
Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for about an hour. Cut into squares.
The 4th of July will always remind me of being a kid. When the 4th came around you knew it was officially summer. Games all day, potlucks abound, sparklers, Pop-Its, and fireworks at night. Those were the days.
And who doesn’t love all of the fun 4th of July recipes? So much to do with red, white, and blue! I am not sure what people would do on the 4th without strawberries and blueberries. I am having a very boring, adult 4th of July this year, but it didn’t stop me from making some fun white-chocolate dipped strawberries with blue sprinkles. Festive, cute, and tasty!