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Chocolate Rice Crispies

Chocolate Rice Crispies 66.000

Julia Ewan - The Washington Post

Apr 2, 2008

Here, a famous pastry chef has applied finesse to a beloved snack. Francois Payard's treats come together in minutes, with a smooth, creamy marshmallow base that keeps them chewy.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Do not refrigerate, or the balls will harden.


Servings: 66 - 72 balls
Ingredients
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 2 10.5-ounce bags mini-marshmallows
  • 10 cups crisped rice cereal (from one 12-ounce box)
  • 3/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate morsels

Directions

Combine the butter and cocoa powder in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat, stirring to combine as the butter melts completely. Add the marshmallows and let them soften and melt; stir to keep from them from sticking, if necessary.

Remove the pot from the heat and add the crisped rice cereal, stirring until it is well coated with the marshmallow mixture. Add half of the chocolate morsels; mix well. Let the mixture cool for about 5 minutes, then add the remaining chocolate morsels. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.

Meanwhile, line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Lightly grease your hands with nonstick cooking oil spray.

Use your hands to shape some of the coated cereal mixture into a golf-ball-size ball. Place on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining mixture.

When the balls have set (feeling slightly dry to the touch), store them in an airtight container.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from his "Chocolate Epiphany" (Clarkson Potter, May 2008).

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per ball (based on 72): 62


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 2g 3%

Saturated Fat: 1g 5%

Cholesterol: 3mg 1%

Sodium: 46mg 2%

Total Carbohydrates: 11g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 0g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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