Frosty Holiday Pie - Rice Krispies®
Maraschino cherries and cream cheese make a rich filling for this double chocolate, crunchy crust.
- 1/4 cup margarine or butter
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
- 2 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
- 2 cups Kellogg's® Cocoa Krispies® cereal
- 4 packages cream cheese (3 oz. each), softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons brandy
- 1/2 cup quartered maraschino cherries, drained
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- 2 1/4 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
- Halved maraschino cherries, drained (optional)
- Slivered almonds, toasted (optional)
1. In 2-quart saucepan, melt margarine, corn syrup and chocolate morsels together over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat. Add KELLOGG'S® RICE KRISPIES® cereal, stirring until well coated. With back of spoon, shape mixture evenly in bottom and on side of 9-inch pie pan coated with cooking spray, to form crust. Chill.
2. In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar. Stir in brandy. Fold in cherries, almonds and whipped topping. Spoon filling into chilled crust. Garnish with additional maraschino cherry halves and toasted slivered almonds, if desired. Freeze at least 4 hours.
For easier cutting, let stand at room temperature about 15 minutes before serving.