Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Rice Krispy Treat Topping

It's quite possible that my entire party's menu will consist of food blog recipes. You all are a creative bunch! It's also quite possible that both hubby and I gain at least 10 pre-party pounds since I just have to do a trial run of every delicious thing I consider making. Really, I'm not a control freak, I just like an excuse to make us indulgent food. Exhibit A, for example:

Cookie Cups
I spotted these ridiculously cute cookie cups topped with rice krispy treats(!) on Jenny's amazing blog, Picky Palate. She never ceases to amaze me with the delicious treats she comes up with that also leave me wondering, "why didn't I think of that?" ....as all great inventions do.

Simplicity at its finest, these treats require you to use your favorite cookie dough recipe and bake the dough in muffin tins. I baked the cookies a little longer than usual to ensure the cookie cups were sturdy and could hold a mountain of rice krispy treat :) After baking and letting cool slightly, top with a little caramel sauce and try not to eat them all at this stage:

Cookie Cups with Caramel ToppingI had some fancy cinnamon caramel sauce that was given to me by a friend, so I clearly dealt the caramel with a heavy hand. I'm sure simple caramel sundae sauce would be just as good.

Proceed to whip up a batch of Rice Krispy Treats which after years of making for hubby, I now use no measurements to make. In my opinion, go heavy on the marshmallow to cereal ratio. We like 'em gooey.

Finally, drizzle some melted semi-sweet chocolate chips over the top and you're ready to impress!

Cookie Cups with Rice Krispy Topping

Cookie Cups with Rice Krispy Topping
Here's a link to Picky Palate's original post. I followed her recipe but didn't add any oil to the melted chocolate chips. Also, when shaping the rice krispy treats, I found it helpful to have a wet towel to wipe my hands off and prevent stickiness.

53 comments:

Leslie said...

oh how very cute and very delicious your treats are!

Dawn said...

I think I just got a cavity.

kat said...

Its two desserts in one!

Bunny said...

I just broke a nail trying to grab one from the screen. They look awesome!!

Elra said...

Absolutely irresistible treats you have here Sharon. You wouldn't mind to share one, wouldn't you?

Grace said...

this is a great idea! a little cake, a little goo, a little crunch--what a stellar combo. frankly, your cinnamon caramel sauce sounds satisfying enough on its own. :)

Pam said...

Oh my - could these get any better? They look absolutely divine!

Kerstin said...

I remember seeing those on Jenny's blog and thinking how yummy they looked - yours look perfect!

Katie said...

Oh.my.goodness. I must make these!

The Blonde Duck said...

I adore these!!!!!

Jackie @PhamFatale.com said...

The topping is so original! I love it.

Cookie said...

Those are the cutest things ever! Sticky on top and crunchy on the bottom. I love it!

Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

My favorite dessert to eat is chocolate chip cookies.

My favorite dessert to make is rice krispie treats.

Your ideas are just too fab!

Helene said...

What a great idea. I love the top with RK.

Meghan said...

These look amazing! Combining so many delicious desserts into one! I'm so excited to hear what else you serve at your party!

Mo said...

OMG - you have combined my 2 favorite desserts!! Seriously!! Holy yum batman!

MaryBeth said...

Adorable.... I could eat about 5 of these OK I'm sure it would be more than 5, they look amazing Sharon!!

Chef Fresco said...

Rice Krispie treat on a cupcake?! What more could you ask for?!

Melissa said...

Chocolate Chip cookies AND Rice Krispie treats all in one. You devil you! I'm wondering as well, why didn't I think of that? :)

Marilisa said...

Oh my I just HAVE to try these. From one new wife to another...great find!

Katrina said...

These look delicious and I'm a extra mallow-gooey rice crispy treats kind of gal, too! ;)

Donna said...

What adorable little treats. how creative!

Christina Kim said...

WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA these are decadent and beautiful and amazing and tempting and scrumptious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i want one now!!

Sophie said...

Sweet party food! I'm loving this two-for-one!

noble pig said...

Are we invited to this party?!

Ana Powell said...

Hi Sharon
Absolutely yummy and gorgeous. These are really special x

Kristen said...

Jenny does have quite the knack for creating yummy recipes! Those look delicious.

RecipeGirl said...

YUMM!! Those look like a perfect kiddie treat to bring to one of our neighborhood's summer family parties. The kids would be all over those... and the Dads (and ok, the Mom's too)!

pigpigscorner said...

Such cute little things! Sounds and looks really delicious!

Jenny said...

Beautiful job! Love your cute little cookie cups. Aren't they delish!?

Stacey said...

Wow, this is so different! I have to try it out... kids would especially love it! (and adults like me!!)

Laura said...

That (baking cc cookies in muffin tins) IS brilliant! Those look fantastic!

Lexie said...

These are a must try! I think I will eat probably half of them before I even get to put the rice crispies on top!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

So very cute! All the pre party pounds are worth it don't worry!

Michelle said...

These look absolutely scrumptious! What a great idea!

~Dana said...

These look sooooooo yummy! What a fabulous dessert!

Maria said...

What a cute and tasty treat!

Bridgett said...

I think my sweet tooth just kicked in! What a fun post, Sharon.

Cate O'Malley said...

Oh they are too cute!

Affordable homes said...

very delicious.. i so love the frosting.. so tummy tempting :-)

nora@ffr said...

m sure my kids gonna hug me for this.. sure gonna make this.. sound rili delicious.. yumm!! btw stunning photography :) keep it up!!
cheers!!

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Chocolaty creamy..

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thanks for sharing the dessert recipe to your readers...

Elizabeth said...

Still surprised a bit at the existence of your blog- but I love it! Also, I'm so excited to make these for a party next week. Hope you don't mind that Molly directed me here yesterday at brunch ;)

Kevin said...

Cookie cups, caramel, rice krispies and and chocolate! What a combo!

Dazy said...

Yes we did enjoy your shrimp and corn chowder very much. About this time, how could you think of a recipe so quickly! And turned out with ease, so nice of you, really.

Display Homes said...

OMG these look AMAZING. Cooked up a previous post (crash hot potatoes) and they were awesome but I think I've found what I'm doing for my next cooking attempt :)

Jenny@ flowers tea said...

Oh my goodness..Cookies made in heaven :) Look so yummy, I'm drooling right now. Thanks for the links by the way and I just visited it, but the truth is, yours looks great :)

Cathy said...

A truly sweet indulgence! When I came across this blog, I scrolled down right away to check on the pictures. They made my mouth water.

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Very very nice. Thanks for your excellent recipes.

West Africa Gold Exploration said...

hmmmmmmmmmm.. im drooling just looking at the picture..can i have one bite. hehehe ^_^

Graphic Design said...

Really enjoyed reading your blog post. I will have to bookmark your site for later. can i have the recipe of this.?

Project Management Online said...

It is interesting how many people blog about food. But well done anyway. Good initiative.