Salted Chocolate Almond Crispy Treats & Hershey’s Spread Giveaway

by jerseygirl on January 16, 2014 · 204 comments

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This post is sponsored by Hershey’s but as usual all opinions are my own.

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Remember the yummy Hershey’s spreads that I have been snacking on for the last month? Thanks to Hershey’s,  I am giving some away along with snacks to go with it. I also have a recipe for you that tastes much better than a candy bar.

I have been pairing so many great things with these chocolate spreads. My son has been eating them with a spoon straight from the jar. That’s a good way, I tell you.  But I like variety so I have been trying these spreads with pretzels, potato chips, fruit, coffee, whipped cream…..you name it.

Today’s recipe pairs Hershey’s Chocolate Spread With Almond and crispy rice cereal. This means that these snacks are good enough to eat at breakfast. Right? My kids will love to hear this. Not sure if this is the moral thing to do so we can keep it to non- school day breakfasts.

The smooth chocolate, crispy rice cereal and crunchy almonds was a bit like heaven. It made me think I was eating a rich chocolaty candy bar. Due to my love of sweet with salty, I gave these little bites a light sprinkling of sea salt. Mmmmnnn, they tasted even better. The almonds and salt remind you that these treats are not just for kids. They are adult friendly too.

While I prefer some crunchy toasted almonds on top, my kids liked them with colorful sprinkles. I used cute pink and red sprinkles just in time for Valentine’s day. You can use any type of sprinkles that go with a holiday. I just might see these back on my Easter table with pastel colors.  The Hershey’s Chocolate with Almond Spread was perfect to use for these treats. I also want to try the hazelnut spread next time I make these. I think using crushed hazelnuts would be terrific too.

So who would like to win some smooth chocolate goodness? One of my lucky readers will get their own spread possibilities  kit and you can do all kinds of pairings. Why not try making these crispy treats or some Chocolate Hazelnut Ricotta Pillows?

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To enter to win, please leave a comment telling me what you would pair with Hershey’s Chocolate spreads.  For extra entries  you can:

Please make sure you leave a comment telling me that you liked, subscribed or pinned for additional entries. Contest ends on January 25th at 11:59 EST.  You must have a US mailing address to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and I will notify them by email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to receive the prize.

Good luck!

Now for the recipe……Yum! Enjoy.

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salted chocalmondcrispy treats

4.6 from 28 reviews
Salted Chocolate Almond Crispy Treats
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
These bite size treats are loved by both children and adults.
Ingredients
  • 3 TBS butter
  • 1¼ cup Hershey's Chocolate with Almond Spread, divided
  • 20 large marshmallows
  • 3 cups crispy rice cereal
  • toppings:
  • fine sea salt
  • crushed almonds
  • colored sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In a large sauce pan ,melt the butter over low heat.
  2. Mix in ¼ cup of the Hershey chocolate spread and the marshmallows. (Reserve the rest of the spread for topping the bites.) Stir the mixture until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Mix in rice cereal until well coated.
  4. Spray a 24 cup mini muffin tin with cooking spray. With wet hands, put balls of the mixture into muffin tin and flatten to fit each cup. Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.
  5. Spread the top of each cup generously with the chocolate spread. Sprinkle with sea salt, almonds, and sprinkles.
rayraycartucci January 16, 2014 at 11:18 pm

I would love to put some of the chocolate spread on brownies! Sounds yummy Thanks!

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Carol Lynn January 17, 2014 at 12:26 am

These look so fabulous – I would love to dip biscotti in it and then serve with Ice Cream! Yum! I also subscribe via e-mail

Janet January 17, 2014 at 12:48 am

I would pair the spread with cranberry english muffins

Carolsue January 17, 2014 at 3:28 am

I would put the spread on my morning bagel

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Susan Christy January 17, 2014 at 10:23 am

I would eat it with bananas or on a peanut butter sandwich.

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) January 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

I would use the spreads in baking and to make some awesome sandwiches 😛

Karin January 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Graham crackers– ice cream? I’m not sure but I am pretty sure I’d enjoy it!

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rachel January 17, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I’d pair marshmallows! Fondue party!

Elisa January 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm

I think it would be just awesome right out of the jar 🙂

Ashley C January 17, 2014 at 3:37 pm

I liked on facebook! I would so add the spread to ice cream recipes and milkshakes!

Kelly D January 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm

I would pair pretzels with these.

Amber January 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm

These look amazing! I’d love to try these on Rice Krispies Treats like you did, and also on bread, and fruit!

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Mimi January 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm

I would pair them with pretzel crisps!

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Beth @ Hungry Happenings January 17, 2014 at 9:31 pm

I’d sandwich some spread between two cookies.

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Margot C January 17, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Wow, I think that stuff might be pretty good on a croissant

Katrina January 17, 2014 at 9:56 pm

First thing I would pair these with is a spoon. Been NEEDING to try them. 🙂
Love the little crispy cups!

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Joanne January 18, 2014 at 8:57 am

I love that these are shaped like cupcakes! SO fun.

debbie January 18, 2014 at 9:15 am

I think it would be good on angel food cake.
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David January 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

I would pair this with some peanut butter on graham crackers.

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Amy Z. January 18, 2014 at 1:24 pm

I’d try the pairing the spread with pretzels and nuts!

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I would love to dunk pretzels in ANY of them!!!

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Jannine Fisk January 18, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Ooooh such possibilities! I would most likely sandwich the spread between two chocolate chip cookies, preferably warm ones!

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Allison Downes January 19, 2014 at 8:56 pm

I would pair them with Pretzels

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patsy January 20, 2014 at 11:56 am

I would do a variation of the rice crispy treat using Honey Nut Chex cereal with the salted chocolate almond… I don’t think anyone around here could resist that!

mysweetiepiepie January 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm

I would spread this on homemade whole-grain bread and top it with banana slices.

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latanya January 20, 2014 at 9:23 pm

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Amy L January 20, 2014 at 10:34 pm

I’d like to use hershey’s spread between 2 peanut butter cookies

Joanne January 21, 2014 at 8:42 am

These rice crispy treat bites are so much fun! the chocolate spread smeared on top is the perfect touch

Rachel January 21, 2014 at 4:34 pm

I would use it to dip strawberries into

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Melissa L. January 21, 2014 at 9:37 pm

I would pair this with crackers for a delicious snack! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Julie January 22, 2014 at 11:47 am

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Shannon Baas January 24, 2014 at 11:58 am

Peanut butter.

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I would pair this on graham crackers.

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I would spread them on graham crackers instead of peanut butter.

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I’d love it on Nilla Wafers!

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Margaret Smith January 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm

I’d love to top brownies with this spread. Sounds delicious.

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I would pair it with some graham crackers!

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Peter G January 24, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Pretzels with all the spreads. I guess bananas would be a close second.

Angel Burce January 24, 2014 at 3:56 pm

I would pair this spread with graham crackers and marshmallows. Yum yum yum

Rebecca Peters January 24, 2014 at 4:56 pm

With some fresh fruit like strawberries/ bananas!
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I would love this with strawberries!

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I would pair it with graham crackers and strawberries.

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i would pair them with pretzels

Karrie Millheim January 24, 2014 at 7:19 pm

I would spread on cupcakes…yummy

angie January 24, 2014 at 7:52 pm

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Heather B January 24, 2014 at 8:12 pm

I think I would add it to a peanut butter fluff sandwich!

Sherry Conrad January 24, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Graham crackers are what I would pair it with.

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Erica C. January 24, 2014 at 8:25 pm

I would put it on bananas.

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These spreads would be great paired with biscotti – thank you.

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Beth R. January 24, 2014 at 9:17 pm

I would spread it between the layers of a warm stack of pancakes and let it get nice and melty ;o).

karen January 24, 2014 at 9:39 pm

I would put this on ice cream

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i would like to spread these on a biscotti

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I would use pretzels or graham crackers.

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I bake my own granola bars and I’d love to pair this with it.

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margo mckoen January 24, 2014 at 10:15 pm

I would love to put this chocolate spread on morning bagels

Bertha Wilson January 24, 2014 at 10:34 pm

I would put it on Bananas!

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Brittney House January 24, 2014 at 10:43 pm

I would like to eat it with graham crackers and marshmellows.

Christine January 24, 2014 at 11:41 pm

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Laurie Emerson January 25, 2014 at 12:29 am

I would pair these with some some raisins and walnuts on whole wheat crackers.

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Diana Tresco January 25, 2014 at 12:35 am

I am excited to find creative ways to use these spreads. Hershey’s has great product
recognition. The possibilities are endless. I have some special cookie recipes like macaroons that it would taste great on.

Cathy Truman January 25, 2014 at 12:36 am

I would like it on English muffins

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Jen Miller January 25, 2014 at 12:51 am

I would pair Hershey’s chocolate/hazelnut spread w/ pretzel shells & a hearty red Zinfandel for an at home happy hour!

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I would make graham cracker sandwiches.

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Tari Lawson January 25, 2014 at 8:15 am

I would pair them with pretzel crisps.

Sara Sullivan January 25, 2014 at 10:28 am

I would use the spread as icing for peanut butter cookies!

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Deb January 25, 2014 at 10:29 am

All three would be great on a bagel

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I’d pair it with almond biscotti, or vanilla ice cream!

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Meghan January 25, 2014 at 10:31 am

I’d pair it with some pb so my son would eat lunch!!! LOL Seriously, peanut butter…oh, sounds so good!

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I would love to incorporate these spreads into some sort of Swirl cheese cake recipe. Yum!

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lori Walker January 25, 2014 at 11:51 am

I would pair these with banana slices

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I would like to try it on strawberries.

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I would put it on wheat toast!!

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I would spread it on a waffle and top with sliced bananas.
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I would put the spread on my toast

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Kellie Rose Wilson January 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm

I would put it on sugar cookies!

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Terry Cross January 25, 2014 at 2:46 pm

I think this would be good on bagels

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I would pair graham crackers and strawberries

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I would pair pretzels with it

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Judy Chapman January 25, 2014 at 6:24 pm

I would pair it with peanut butter cookies, yummmm…

valerie January 25, 2014 at 8:01 pm

YUMMY! I WOULD TOTALLY PAIR THIS AS A TOPPING FOR MY MORNING SHAKES. OR HAVE IT SPREAD ON FLAX SEED BREAD AND HAVE IT WITH MY SHAKE .

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Leslie L Stanziani January 25, 2014 at 9:21 pm

I would so pair this with pancakes.Thanks!
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Breanne January 25, 2014 at 9:49 pm

I’d spread them on graham crackers

Vikki Billings January 25, 2014 at 9:54 pm

I would make some peanut butter cookies and then spread the Hershey’s spread on it. yum!!

Judy Krajenka January 25, 2014 at 10:45 pm

I would pair them with any kind of fresh fruits.

Bryan E. January 25, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Thanks for the giveaway… our kids would love this with banana bread, or on whole wheat toast.

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Kim Parrott January 25, 2014 at 11:20 pm

I would pair Hershey’s spreads with biscotti or toffee

Sand January 25, 2014 at 11:30 pm

I would pair them with grilled cheese sandwiches.

Meghan Malicoat January 25, 2014 at 11:45 pm

I would use it for fondu dipping fun with the kids.

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Jenette January 26, 2014 at 12:08 am

I would pair it with fruit.

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Rajee (@momsfocus) January 26, 2014 at 12:15 am

love to pair it with oatmeal

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Tamar January 26, 2014 at 12:47 am

I’d make a banana sandwich.

kelly mcgrew January 26, 2014 at 7:55 pm

if they’re anything like nutella,

i mix nutella with lite cool whip and dip apples in it! yummy and semi-healthy 😉

i would also use this on strawberries and in a smoothie! thanks!

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Carolyn January 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm

I would pair this with peanut butter and pound cake

Terri Moore January 28, 2014 at 6:30 am

I would pair the Hershey’s spreads with pretzel sticks, love the sweet and salty taste.
They would go well with strawberries too! And to be honest would taste great right out of the jar.

Sherrie C. February 3, 2014 at 2:11 am

I’d pair Hershey’s spreads with bananas and peanut butter.

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heather r February 8, 2014 at 5:40 pm

I’ve been drinking a lot of smoothies lately, and always have fresh and/or frozen fruit on hand! I think this would be great to have when I’m craving chocolate – an easy way to add a little chocolate to what I’ve already got!

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