Irresistibly crispy and light, these no-bake orange infused chocolate crisps are easy to make and require only 4 ingredients. Perfect holiday treat!
Well, hello there! Happy Saturday!!
I’m just out of Thanksgiving food coma. ? Hence I didn’t get to post this amazing chocolate crisps recipe yesterday. Honestly though, I was crazy busy snagging awesome Black Friday deals! No, no, no, I didn’t actually leave the house for the madness in the stores. Instead, I cozied up on my couch surrounded by thousand pillows (the only way to get comfortable these days!) and with the computer on my lap. I mostly shopped for my little nugget, and oh em gee, too many cute stuff out there for little ones. I didn’t have anything for my baby yet, so it was time to stock up! Now, I can’t wait for the packages to show up!!
Anyway, I know you’re not here to read about my shopping spree. You are here for these delicious crispy chocolate clusters!
These are unbelievably easy and super delicious! Crispy, crunchy corn flakes and rice krispies covered with orange infused pure chocolate! I mean, really what’s not to love here? By the way, do you see a trend here? I’m again obsessing about orange-chocolate flavor combo. (Remember last year’s orange hot chocolate? Or have you tried these orange cardamom truffles? No?? What are you waiting for??)
These little treats don’t involve any baking. Just melting, mixing, scooping and waiting! That last part, waiting, is the hardest of all.
And by the way, I didn’t come up with this genius idea myself. I borrowed it from Barefoot Contessa show. (You know how much I love Ina, right?)
In my version, I added a bit of rice krispies for added light crispness and infused my chocolate with orange zest. I think Ina used a combo of dark and milk chocolate in hers, but since I love the intensity of dark chocolate, I used all semi-sweet chocolate.
A funny story… To infuse my chocolate with orange flavor, I went all fancy and added a touch of Grand Marnier (against my better judgement).
Oh, no-no, never ever do that! Unless you’re making orange chocolate ganache or something. Here’s why: my beautifully smooth chocolate seized up when I stirred in the liquor (delicate melted chocolate either needs lots of liquid or none at all!).
Anyway, fresh orange zest adds plenty of orange flavor though! Don’t make my mistake, stick with the zest.
I hope you try these delicious treats this holiday season. They’ll make a great hostess gift too. 🙂
Orange Infused Chocolate Crisps
- 2 cups 60gr corn flakes
- 1 cup 30gr rice krispies
- 8 oz 225gr semi-sweet chocolate, broken into pieces
- Zest of 1 orange
- In a large bowl, mix together corn flakes and rice krispies.
- In a medium heat-proof bowl, melt the chocolate over simmering water, stirring occasionally. Make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Add the orange zest into the melted chocolate and pour the chocolate over the corn flake mixture. Gently mix everything with a rubber spatula until all the cereal is coated with chocolate.