So everyone knows I had J several years ago. When he was born we were those parents that didn't really want to take him out in public until he had his first series of shots which was at 8 weeks. Well after being stuck in the house for 6 weeks we all desperately needed to get out. My husband and I didn't want to take the baby anywhere too crazy and started talking about places to go.
We ended up going to the Starbucks located on the college campus 2 miles from our house. It was perfect because it took less than 5 minutes to drive there so if baby J was having a hard time in the car it wouldn't be a big deal. Where we parked was a short walk to the Starbucks but long enough that we would get some sunshine and fresh air.
It turned out going to the on campus Starbucks was the best thing for all 3 of us. Two years later and we still go several times a week. The baristas there are so nice and they love J and seeing him grow. The college kids often comment on his outfits . My husband and I get a much needed coffee or tea and it's a nice outing whenever we want to get out of the house but don't want to go far.
So why am I talking about our weekly Starbucks trips? Because last week I decided to start doing some of my Christmas baking. I spent one afternoon in the kitchen and got several treats made. One thing I made were these Candy Cane Rice Krispies Treats. I love making flavored Rice Krispies Treats because it's so easy and people seem to love them.
My husband isn't a big peppermint fan so he didn't want many of these and I couldn't eat a whole pan myself so in the holiday spirit I packed them up and took them to our favorite baristas at Starbucks. They were so surprised to be getting homemade treats. In fact, the next day when we went back several of them made sure to come up and tell us how good these were! They said they weren't expecting the peppermint flavor but they really loved the Candy Cane Rice Krispies Treats. I'm here to tell you that I loved them too!
- 6 c. Rice Krispies
- 3 T. butter
- 4 c. mini marshmallows
- ½ t. peppermint extract
- 6 candy canes. crushed
- Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Place the butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until melted.
- Remove from heat and stir in peppermint extract, Rice Krispies, and candy canes, Mix well.
- Quickly spread into prepared pan. Allow to harden 1 hour.
- Cut into squares and serve.
A Hezzi-D original recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g
Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2019 co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and drinks? 25 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, sweet breads, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, cocktails, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!
Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:
White Cranberry Moscow Mule from Love and Confections
Sugarplum Pinwheels from Palatable Pastime
Christmas Pastries and Desserts:
Candy Cane Rice Krispies Treats from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes from Jolene's Recipe Journal
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bread from Sweet Beginnings
Easy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from Blogghetti
Powdered Sugar Pound Cake with Pecans from Shockingly Delicious
Snow Globe Cake from The Redhead Baker