True Orange Dreamsicle Bars

Description

A delightfully sweet and crunchy dessert bar that’s super easy to make! Recipe submitted by Elizabeth Hegeman.

Ingredients

For the bars: 
3 tablespoons butter
1 10-ounce package marshmallows
5 1/2 cups of rice cereal
5 packets True Orange

For the frosting (optional):
4 ounces of cream cheese
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips

Directions

For the bars: 

  1. Completely melt butter and marshmallows in a saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove from heat and quickly stir in True Orange followed immediately by the rice cereal.
  3. Stir until completely coated, then press evenly into 13×9 inch baking pan. If ending at this step, wait until cool then cut into bars.

For the frosting (if making):

  1. In medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl over boiling water and fold into cream cheese mixture.
  3. Spread over treats and allow to cool.
  4. Cut into bars and enjoy!
Notes

For a lower-sugar option, do not make the frosting. You can also top warm bars by sprinkling with a handful of white chocolate chips for added sweetness with less calories.