It's springtime, which means...
DAIRY QUEEN time!
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.
I think I could have eaten the entire pan in one sitting.
They are just so heavenly delicious - and remind me of summer.
If you love cherry Dilly Bars - you'll LOVE this recipe.