My husband did give me some weird looks when I was pouring chocolate over my treats. He still didn't understand the bacon part. I told him, don't worry, it will all work out.
He did believe me when he finally got to try a piece. The bacon does not overwhelm, it just blends in with the cinnamon and maple flavors to give a nice salty sweet combo. The chocolate and sea salt on top also add to the overall salty sweet taste. This is one treat to keep on the books. People may look at you funny when you tell them what is in it, but they will come back for more after they have tried it.
Maple Bacon Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: no bake stove top dessert snack maple syrup bacon cinnamon chocolate bars rice krispie treats American
Ingredients (24 bars)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 5 cups Jet Puffed Cinnamon Bun marshmallows
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon maple essence
- 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled into small pieces
- 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
- 1 bag (12 oz.) Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
InstructionsFor the Rice Krispies
In a large sauce pan, melt butter and marshmallows over low heat. Stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat and add cinnamon, maple syrup, maple essence, and bacon pieces. Stir until completely mixed.
Then add the Rice Krispie cereal. Mix until all is well incorporated.
Then pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan or a cookie sheet and spread it evenly with a piece of waxed paper.
Place in fridge to cool and set.For the chocolate topping
Place chocolate chips in a double boiler (or a glass bowl that fits snugly over your pot) filled with water.
Bring water to a simmer on medium heat. Once chocolate starts melting, stir constantly with a rubber spatula until all chocolate is melted and had a smooth consistency.
Remove from heat and pour the chocolate over the cooled Rice Krispies and spread evenly with the spatula.
Allow the chocolate to cool a bit, then sprinkle lightly with sea salt if desired.
Place treats back in fridge to set completely.
Once the chocolate has solidified, cut into squares and enjoy!
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