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Does anyone have any ideas on how to make a half Rice Krispies/half Cocoa Krispies treat? I have done it before where I have a layer of cocoa krispies on the bottom and regular rice krispies on top, but I actually want a bar with, e.g., the left half rice krispies and the right half cocoa kripies. Is this even possible?

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  1. Sounds difficult to do it in a pan for each individual serving... I suppose you could do it but you would need a lot of patience since the marshmallows harden up pretty quickly. You might have to work at warp speed.

    1. I would try making separate pans of each flavor, then cutting them into strips and smooshing the strips together before cutting crosswise into bars. I have a feeling the strips would stick on their own but if not you could use a bit of the melted marshmallow goop to glue them together.

      1. I haven't tried this, but I wonder if you made one color, let it set, then cut it into strips and transfer every other strip to another pan the same size, then you could fill in the gaps with a hot batch of the other color. Seems like the hot marshmallow goo would stick better.

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        1. re: cyberroo

          Seems like this would be a good use for one of those pans--can't remember the name at the moment--that gives you all edge pieces. It sort of winds around, so you could pack the white crispied on one side, followed quickly by the chocolate crispies on the other, then turn it out and cut. A second set of hands would be useful I bet.

          Or, you could try free-forming using a silpat over the top to squish the two halves a squarish log, then cut.

          Or, how about a fish poaching pan, if you happen to own one?

          Anyway, please report back! I'm curious to hear how you pull this off. I love a good kitchen puzzle.

        2. If you had a deep pan, like a casserole dish with sides of 4in or more you could still make by layering cocoa on bottom and regular on top. Then, when they set up, cut into 1/2 strips and lay on their sides so it would become left cocoa and right regular. Does that make sense? It would then be 4in across(or the depth of your pan) and 1/2 inch thick(or however thick you cut them and the colors would be side by side.

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          1. re: ArikaDawn

            That's exactly what I was going to suggest. You could actually just use the regular 9 x 13 pan but double the amount of rice krispie mixture (single recipe white, single recipe brown). Put one on top of the other and let harden. This would give you a double-deep amount of krispie mixture. Then you make the slices so that the top is a cut side, not a top or bottom.

            This is looney, you realize that, don't you?

          2. I just made some Rice Krispie treats on a popsicle stick, dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with jimmies. I used a Spam Musubi acrylic maker to form the bar. When the treats got a little hard, I microwaved for a 20-30 seconds and it was again pliable. I use sand molds to form treats too. I think you can lay the cocoa krispies and then the regular krispies in a mold and it'll be fine. That's a very cute idea, by the way! Just remember to spray PAM on your hands and in the mold before forming.

             
            1. Thank you everyone here for responding. Mochi mochi was correct in that I could just lay a cocoa krispie layer and then a regular krispie layer and not have a problem. I actually used a cardboard box that was the shape that I wanted (I couldn't find a pan). I lined the inside of the box with wax paper (took a bit of time) and sprayed that with PAM. Then I filled half with cocoa krispies, let it cool, then filled the rest with rice krispies, let that cool, lifted out the krispie bars (just pulled out the wax paper), carefully peeled back the wax paper, and used a bread (serrated) knife to cut into 1/2 inch thick bars. Like mochi mochi suggested, I used a small piece of wax paper sprayed in PAM to even out the mixtures after placing into the box. The box was small and I only made half-recipe each for the cocoa and rice krispie parts, so I ended up with just 8 treats, but it was worth it. :)