January 29, 2008

it's a marshmallow world!


last night we got a pretty good dumping of snow, enough to close schools anyway. just before lunch seth and i took a walk to our local grocer in the snow. i think seth hit me with a snowball every 10 feet or so. he's loving the snow that's for sure! it got me thinking... how can i make snowballs to eat...? i mean, i can probably make a sugar or butter cookie and roll, cut and ice them, but i think i've had enough of that for at least a couple weeks after ella's party. it's too cold for ice cream rolled in coconut (well, many would argue about that...). but what about rice krispies rolled in coconut??? while we were at the store i picked up a box of rice krispies, a bag of marshmallows, white chocolate, and sweetened coconut.
seth was very excited to make them with me, until his buddy finn came over and then i was left on my own to create. woe is i.
my first thought was to make the snowballs, temper the white chocolate, then dip and roll. then i just figured what the heck, why not just do it the easy way for once!
white chocolate rice krispie snowballs
1/4 cup butter
1 package of mini marshmallows
1 cup white chocolate
1 tsp vanilla extract
10 cups rice krispies (or other similar cereal)
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut (could be more, i didn't measure)
line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper.
melt the butter over medium-low heat in a large pot or saucepan. you can do this in the microwave, too, in a microwaveable bowl, but i almost never use ours.
add marshmallows and white chocolate and stir utnil completely melted, remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
with buttered hands (i didn't care too much for getting my hands all gooey... ick, and stick!lol!) grab some mixtue and form a ball. roll into coconut. let completely cool and enjoy.

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