If you visit a Disney park or store during the holidays you’ll see some cute little rice krispies treat pops decorated in holiday colors. There’s just one problem: they’re covered in red and green candy melts. While I use more than my fair share of candy melts for decorating desserts, they’re not nearly as tasty as using quality chocolate. I was inspired by those pops to create a peppermint bark version that is perfect for Christmas!
Peppermint Bark Mickey Krispies Treat Pops
These peppermint bark krispie treats couldn’t be easier to make. You can whip up a batch of rice krispies treats or just buy the pre-packaged version at the store. Fun fact: You can turn the pre-made treats into one big block for cutting by popping them in the microwave for about five seconds and then pressing them together.
Once you’ve made your rice krispie treats or unwrapped the premade versions and pressed them together, grab your Mickey Mouse cookie cutter to create your shapes.
I used semi-sweet chocolate chips for my peppermint bark topping, but you can always grab your favorite chocolate. I melted the chips in a bowl in the microwave starting with 30 seconds, then stirring, then going back into the microwave for 10 seconds at a time. When working with chocolate it’s all about getting the temperature just right, so a few seconds, stir, a few seconds, stir is the way to go. When things look almost fully melted, give it the final stir. Those last little bits will melt while you are stirring. Could I say stir more times in one paragraph?
Dip your rice krispies treats in the melted chocolate and place them on a piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies. You can bang on some peppermint sticks in a plastic bag if you like, but I find it’s usually a lot easier to just buy the pre-crushed peppermint in the baking aisle.
Place your treats in the fridge for a few minutes while the chocolate sets up.
To turn those peppermint bark rice krispies treats into pops, dip your lollipop stick into your chocolate and carefully push it into the bottom of your rice krispies treat. It can be helpful to prop the bottom of the sticks on a wooden spoon while the chocolate sets. Once that chocolate has hardened, it’s time to enjoy your holiday park-inspired treat!
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