Circus Animal Cookies were my favorite cookies growing up. I would find in my lunch box at school that my Mom packed. They bring back so many memories of my childhood so I couldn’t resist and added them to one of my favorite treats, Rice Krispy Treats!
6 Cups of Rice Krispies Cereal
16 ounces mini marshmallows
3 Tbsp butter
1 bag of animal cookies; coarsely chopped
1 cup of melted candy (white chocolate)
1. In a large bowl, add cereal and chopped cookies, mix and set aside.
2. In a large microwaveable bowl, add butter and marshmallows and microwave for 2 minutes, or until melted. With a spatula, mix marshmallow mixture until combined and add to cereal bowl.
3. Mix until cereal is coated with marshmallow mixture. In a 13 x 9 baking pan, add mixture and press down with spatula. This will make the treats firm and stay together. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
4. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in microwave until melted (usually 2 minutes). Pour on top of treats and spread evenly with spatula. Add sprinkles and let settle for 30 minutes, or until chocolate is hard. Once chocolate is hard, cut into squares and enjoy!!
*Too speed up the process, I always put my rice krispy treats in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
*Instead of melting chocolate chips, I but the “Chocolate/White Chocolate candy melts”, it is usually for candy because it hardens nicely and quickly. You can find them at Michael’s craft store, Target, or Safeway in the baking section near the sprinkles.