If you play your cards right, and you're willing to share the goods, you may get lucky in the kitchen when you serve up an Irish-inspired old family favourite.
Lucky can mean so many things: Will today be the day the kids empty the dishwasher? Probably not. Will the secret stash of chocolate still be safely hidden? Unlikely; you ate it in a post-workout, ravenous fit. Mint is also a known aphrodisiac that works to stimulate the senses and we all know what dark chocolate can do, so basically this recipe is a trifecta of luck - kind of like an Irish clover.
Don't say you weren't warned.
It's that most wonderful time of the year, when every bar and artisinal, hand-crafted noodle maker greens their wares, so let's do the same, too. Whip up a batch of Rice Krispie treats with a dash of mint and some food colouring and you've transformed the easiest dessert ever into a treat fit for a leprechaun.
1/4 cup of unsalted butter + 2 tablespoons
45 large marshmallows
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon of mint extract
7 drops of green food colouring
225 gram package of sweet, dark chocolate
5 cups Rice Krispies
- Butter a rectangular 8 x 11.5" baking dish.
- Melt the butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan over low heat. Don’t allow the mixture to boil.
- Once the marshmallows have begun melting, add the mint extract, food colouring, and milk and stir well. Add Rice Krispies, blend completely, and remove from heat.
- Press the Rice Krispie mixture into a buttered dish and press down using a cool, damp silicone spatula. This is key if you don’t want anything sticking to your spatula.
- Allow to cool and cut into squares.
- In a small saucepan, slowly melt two tablespoons of butter and the chocolate.
- Dip one half of each minty, green Rice Krispies square into the chocolate mixture and set aside. Decorate with sprinkles while the chocolate is still warm.
- Let the chocolate harden for one hour and enjoy.
Makes 15 squares.
Based on a recipe from NeighborFood.
IMAGE SOURCE: COURTESY OF KATJA WULFERS
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