These chili peppers are the perfect dessert to bring on a picnic or to a Cinco de Mayo party. They are sure to please a crowd and can be made and assembled in less than 30 minutes.
Let's start with the ingredients: Rice Krispies, miniature marshmallows, butter, red food dye and green apple pull-apart Twizzlers.
Start by getting a medium-size saucepan and melting the butter or margarine. Once it's melted, pour in the marshmallows. You will want to stir the marshmallows constantly so they don't burn.
When the marshmallows are pretty much cooked down and in a liquid form, add the food dye. I love Wilton food coloring gels because I feel they have the most authentic coloring. I used "Christmas Red," but feel free to use another type of red food dye.
The picture on the right shows the marshmallows completely melted down and dyed red.
Now it's time to add in the Rice Krispies. Add the cereal, and combine it well with the melted marshmallows. Once the cereal and marshmallows are completely combined, spray your hands with cooking spray. This helps to keep the marshmallows from sticking to you.
Grab off a section about as big as pictured in the bottom right image. Stick a small section of Twizzlers (that have been sectioned off and cut down) inside the mound of Rice Krispies treat.
Then, using your greased hands, press the Rice Krispies together, and mold them into the shape of a chili pepper. Make sure to keep the green "stem" at the top and well positioned in the treat.
Once they have been shaped, your treats are ready to go.
Make sure to work quickly so they don't dry out too fast and you are able to form all the peppers needed. Also make sure to store these treats in a resealable plastic bag so they don't dry out.
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