Spiked Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats

This evening, after a long day of school, conferences, and Greta eating and playing hard – she crashed hard and early.  Eric was still at said conferences, so I hit the kitchen to play the use it up game.  I had seen some interesting rice crispy treat recipes on Pinterest and decided to tweak them to fit what I had in my baking cupboards.  The outcome was not Pinterest pretty – but still rather tasty.

My mom taught me a wonderful quote last weekend: “Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.”  I think that is my new mantra.  Though I would hardly call these Spiked Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats bad.  See so for yourself, though. 
These were my magical ingredients tonight.  

Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a large pan over low heat or in a microwave safe bowl.  Add 3 tablespoons orange liqueur – I opted for Harlequin.  Add a 10 oz bag of marshmallows.  
At this point, I got frustrated.  I dumped them into a microwave safe dish and nuked em til they were big and about to explode (about 3 minutes).  The liqueur turned them an interesting golden color. 
Add 6 cups of rice crisp-like cereal.  
Stir very well.  At this point, Eric was home and he took over the stirring for me. 
Use a piece of parchment paper to press your gooey treats into a well-greased 9 x 13 inch pan. 
Last, for a topping, melt 5 oz of semi sweet chocolate.  Spread over the top.  
Allow to cool and set.  Slice and serve.  The orange flavor is perfectly paired with the chocolate and only gets better as it cools.  These would be perfect holiday treats or a perfect start to your weekend.  Happy (almost) Friday, everyone!
Spiked Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats
1. Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a large pan over low heat or in a microwave safe bowl.  Add 3 tablespoons orange liqueur.  Add a 10 oz bag of marshmallows
2.  When the marshmallows have completely melted, add 6 cups of rice crisp-like cereal.  Stir well.  Use a piece of parchment paper to press your gooey treats into a well-greased 9 x 13 inch pan. 
3. For a topping, melt 5 oz of semi sweet chocolate.  Spread over the top.  Allow treats to cool and set.  Slice and serve. 

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