Ever since I was a child, crispy rice squares have been one of my favorite treats. Their crispy yet gooey texture with buttery marshmallow flavor just speaks to me on a hugely comforting level. Whether they were homemade or store bought I could never get enough of them when I was growing up!
Now that I'm older, I won't discriminate against store bought. After all, there are some pretty good ones out there (I'm looking at you, marshmallow dream bars from Starbucks). But homemade crispy rice squares are just so superior. Not to mention, they're a blank canvas to flavor however you like!
Dark chocolate, cranberry, and pumpkin seeds make this version perfect for a crisp November day. They make a great contribution to the last picnics of the year while fall still holds on to the air. They can also be a welcome addition to your Thanksgiving feast alongside the classics like pumpkin pie!
I made these recently for brunch at a friend's house. Every year my friend Clare has "marathon brunch" - brunch on the day of the NYC Marathon. The course goes right past her street so we head to her place to eat, go outside and cheer on runners, and go inside and eat some more. Such a wonderful, inspiring time! Everyone at brunch loved these treats - such a hit!
Make a batch for yourself or to share with family and friends. They'll put a smile on everyone's face. As for me, I'm about to make another batch all for myself...
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Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Crispy Rice Squares
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5-10 minutes
Servings: makes 12 squares
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