Ok, so I love a good Christmas cookie just as much as the next person (probably more, truth be known), but sometimes things can get a little too sweet over the holidays.

When I’m preparing a buffet of desserts for a party or to give away to neighbors, I love to include at least one treat like this one. These have a great crunch, a nice touch of semi-sweet chocolate and a tart, chewy cherry to balance them out.

They make for a great addition to any dessert table over the holidays. Just be careful—once you start eating them, it’s hard to stop!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

1. Cover a large baking sheet with wax paper.

2. Place semisweet and white chocolate chips in a medium glass bowl and microwave 45 seconds. Stir, and microwave an additional 45 seconds or until almost melted. Stir until smooth.

3. Add cereal and remaining ingredients; stir quickly to combine. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet and chill one hour or until firm in the refrigerator.