Rice Krispie Treat Hamantaschen

Ingredients:

6 cups Rice Krispies

10 oz mini marshmallows – DO NOT substitute fluff

3 Tbsp butter or margarine

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Lollipop sticks

15 oz bar of semi-sweet chocolate

Sprinkles, candy or other decorative items

Directions:

Grease a large bowl and the spatula you will be using. This will help avoid too much sticking.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the margarine with the marshmallows at 30 second intervals at full power. Stir after each interval. When melted, remove and pour into bowl with the Rice Krispies. Mix well until all are coated with marshmallow. Spread mixture into a greased sheet pan. Using your hands, spread mixture evenly onto pan, then press together so the Rice Krispie Treats are compact. Allow to sit for several minutes at room temperature to cool.

Form the Rice Krispie Treat mix into hamantaschen shapes. Place lollipop stick into center.

Over a double broiler, melt 3/4 of a large bar (15 oz) of semi-sweet chocolate. Reserve the last 1/4. Melt chocolate, stirring gently until all is melted. Take chocolate CAREFULLY off the double broiler. Be very careful not to let any water drip into chocolate. If this happens, you need to start over. Chocolate “seizes” when water gets into it. If this happens, the tempering process does not work.

Add in the remaining chocolate. Let sit in hot chocolate for 30 seconds, then stir.

Dip hamantaschen into chocolate, tap stick lightly to remove the excess chocolate. Place on parchment to let dry.

After 2-3 dipped pops, start decorating before that chocolate sets in!

Use your favorite sprinkles, chocolate chips, Oreos or candy to add your own flare.  Yield: 2 dozen treats.

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