Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cherry "Dilly Bar" Inspired Treats

It's springtime, which means... 
And, who doesn't love Dairy Queen?

From the "French Silk Pie" Blizzards, to the Hot Fudge/Marshmallow shakes, 
and CHERRY Dilly Bars... yummmmmmmm.

The cherry coating just "does me in" every year.
The dipped cones = a world of cherry goodness

So, when I found these CHERRY chips in the grocery store...
I knew I had to do something with them.

(Plus, they are made locally in Green Bay from "Eillien's Candies" - 
and I love buying local products.)

Don't they look so cute?

So... first up... 
I decided to make Red Velvet Cupcakes for my co-anchor's birthday,
 sprinkled with the cherry chips.

I just bought a box of cake mix, and followed the directions.

Then, took out a tub of cream cheese frosting... and used a piping bag.

Sprinkled the cherry chips on top - and... there ya go!
Super good and easy.

With the leftover chips... I decided to make
Cherry Rice Krispie Treats.

Now these... taste JUST like a cherry Dilly Bar - 
but with marshmallows in the middle :)

First up, melt 3 Tablespoons of butter on LOW heat.
Add 1 bag of BIG marshmallows.
Stir until they're all warm and smooth.

Next, take the pot OFF the burner.
Add 4-5 cups of Rice Krispies.

Then, add 1/2 cup of FROZEN cherry chips.
(I'd put them in the freezer for about 2 hours before you use them.)

Some of the chips will melt, and turn the mixture a pinkish/red.
The others, will stay WHOLE.

Spread into a pan.
Let them cool.

Oh man...
I think I could have eaten the entire pan in one sitting.
They are just so heavenly delicious - and remind me of summer.

Trust me...
If you love cherry Dilly Bars - you'll LOVE this recipe.

1 comment:

  1. OMG!!! These look awesome and I just happen to have cherry chips in my fridge. I think I am about to do something dangerous..........